Oakville Hydro Electricity Distribution Inc.
Oakville Hydro Electricity Distribution Inc. (Oakville Hydro), regulated by the Ontario Energy Board, is an electricity distribution company. Using a sophisticated network of remotely switched power lines of approximately 1,400 km, Oakville Hydro has reliably delivered energy to homes and businesses for over a century. Oakville Hydro offers customer service to developers and consumers, as well as designs, builds and maintains Oakvilleâ€™s state-of-the-art power distribution system. In 2013, Oakville Hydro was recognized as â€śLarge Company of the Yearâ€ť by the Ontario Energy Association for excellence in service delivery and safety.
Oakville Hydro has applied to the Ontario Energy Board to increase the amount it charges for distributing electricity by approximately $0.03 each month for a typical residential customer starting on January 1, 2016. Other customers, including businesses, may be affected as well. The Ontario Energy Board will hold a public hearing to consider Oakville Hydroâ€™s request. To view the Ontario Energy Boardâ€™s Notice of Application and Hearing click here. To view Oakville Hydroâ€™s application click here.
Effective January 1, 2016, all electricity users with a residential rate class account will be exempt from the Debt Retirement Charge (DRC).
Electricity users with a general service rate class account that provides electricity to one or more 'eligible residential units' will also be eligible for a DRC exemption up to 1,500 kilowatt hours (kWh) per month multiplied by the number of eligible residential units included in the account.
To claim this DRC exemption, please complete the Self-Declaration Form Debt Retirement Charge Exemption.
For more information about these exemptions, visit the Ministry of Finance website at http://www.fin.gov.on.ca/en/tax/drc/
Click here to view Oakville Hydroâ€™s Fall Customer Newsletter
The Ontario Energy Board (OEB) is helping make electricity more affordable for low-income households. The Ontario Electricity Support Program, or OESP, will provide ongoing assistance directly on the bills of eligible low-income electricity consumers.
Low-income households that apply and qualify will receive an OESP credit on electricity bills. The credit amount will be based on the number of people living in the home and their total household income. For some consumers, the need to use more electricity is unavoidable. They may receive a higher level of assistance. These are people who rely on electric heat or medical devices as well as First Nation and Métis consumers.
The program, designed and implemented by the OEB, will come into effect on January 1, 2016. Applications are now being accepted. Consumers can apply online or with the assistance of local intake agency partners, including Low-Income Energy Assistance Program Emergency Financial Assistance intake agencies.
Visit OntarioElectricitySupport.ca for more information, or watch this video:
Sign up for MyOakvilleHydro and eBilling between October 15, 2015 and January 15, 2016 for your chance to win one of the following prizes:
1 of 2 iPad Minis
1 of 2 Grocery Store Gift Cards â€“ valued at $100 each
1 of 2 Visa Credit Card Gift Certificates â€“ valued at $200 each
A random draw to select the winners will take place on January 29, 2016.
Click here to register and sign up for eBilling today!
The contest is open to new Oakville Hydro eBilling customers only. Winners will be required to sign a release form that will allow their name and photo to be used in publications such as brochures, newsletters, magazines and displays, and in electronic versions of the same publications or on web sites owned or created by Oakville Hydro or other electronic forms or media.
On September 30, 2015, the Ontario Energy Board published Oakville Hydroâ€™s Performance Scorecard. The Scorecard has been designed by the Ontario Energy Board to track and show our performance gains over a five-year period. To view Oakville Hydroâ€™s performance scorecard for the period 2010 to 2014 click here. For more information about the scorecard click here.
Notice of Application and Hearing for a Rate Adjustment
Oakville Hydro Electricity Distribution Inc. has applied to the Ontario Energy Board to increase the amount it charges by $0.03 each month for the typical residential customer beginning on January 1, 2016. Other customers, including businesses, will be affected as well. To view Oakville Hydro Electricity Distribution Inc.'s Application click here.
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Oakville Hydro Electricity Distribution Inc. issues statement over no concerns regarding smart meters. To view the statement, click here.
We recently had reports that our customers have been receiving calls from someone who is representing themselves as an employee of Oakville Hydro Electricity Distribution Inc. and asking for customer account information.
We want to assure our customers that Oakville Hydro Electricity Distribution Inc. does not call customers to request account information.
If you receive a phone call, do not provide any information over the telephone unless you are sure who you are speaking to.
If you are suspicious, or have questions, please call us directly at 905-825-9400 and press ‘1’ for Customer Service.
For more information, visit this link.