Electricity Rates and Charges

COVID-19 Recovery Relief

The Government of Ontario has introduced a fixed electricity price, known as the COVID-19 Recovery Rate, of 12.8 cents per kWh, which will be automatically applied to all Time-of-Use (TOU) customers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This fixed electricity price will be in place from June 1 to October 31, 2020.

Click here to learn more about TOU relief. Click here to view how the information will appear on electricity bills.

To learn more about understanding your bill, click here

Ontario Electricity Rebate

Changes to Your Electricity Bill

Starting November 1, 2019 the Ontario Electricity Rebate started being applied to bills for most residential consumers, farms and many small businesses.

The Ontario Electricity Rebate provides a 31.8% rebate on electricity charges for eligible customers and will appear on your hydro bill as a single line item.

For more information on the Ontario Electricity Rebate, visit our webpage at this link.  To learn more about the Ontario Electricity Rebate, visit the Ontario Energy Board website at this link.

Distribution Charges 

At Oakville Hydro, we purchase the electricity we deliver to customers at market prices and earns no margin on the sale of the commodity.  Oakville Hydro’s charges account for approximately 19% of the total bill for a typical residential customer.

The other charges on your bill are collected by Oakville Hydro on behalf of other electricity market participants, including generators, transmitters, retailers and regulators.

Visit the OEB website for more information on rate changes and electricity pricing or click here to learn more about understanding your electricity bill.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have questions about electricity rates? Find answers to frequently asked questions.

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