Electricity relief for Ontario families, businesses and workers

SIMCOE – Families and workers spending more time at home will soon see electricity-rate relief.

Electricity prices have been lowered, as of 12:01 a.m. today, to off-peak rate of 8.2 cents per kilowatt-hour for the next 21 days. This rate is less than half the on-peak rate and is in effect 24 hours a day.

“This is a helping hand for those families who have had to have kids home from school and workers who have been asked to work remotely,” Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett said. “Having family members home during the day when they are normally out at school or work translates into increased energy costs – and we know people are home again due to no fault of their own.”

Electricity customers will have the new rate automatically applied whether on Time-of-Use or Tiered rate plans. This will benefit residential customers, small businesses and farms who pay regulated rates set out by the Ontario Energy Board.

Implementation of the off-peak rate builds on existing programs already introduced such as the Ontario Electricity Rebate (OER); which provides a 17 per cent rebate on the subtotal of an eligible customer’s bill.

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For more information, please contact MPP Toby Barrett at 519-428-0446, 905-765-8413 or 1-800-903-8629