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Ontario Electricity Rebate

Changes to Your Electricity Bill

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

Electricity rates set under the Ontario Energy Board’s Regulated Price Plan increased to reflect the actual cost of electricity and the current 8% Provincial Rebate was replaced by the Ontario Electricity Rebate.  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 about electricity rates, visit our webpage at this link.  To learn more about the Ontario Electricity Rebate, visit the Ontario Energy Board website at this link.


What You Need to Know

Residential and Small Business Customers

If you have a residential or small business (general service less than 50 kW) account with Oakville Hydro, you do not need to do anything. You will automatically receive the Ontario Electricity Rebate.

Multi-unit complexes and long-term care facilities that were receiving the 8% Provincial Rebate on October 22, 2019

If your Oakville Hydro account relates to a multi-unit complex or long-term care facility that was receiving the 8% Provincial Rebate on October 22, 2019, you will automatically receive the Ontario Electricity Rebate for the period of November 1, 2019 to January 31 ,2020.

But, in order to receive the Ontario Electricity Rebate beyond February 1, 2020, you need to provide us with a Notice of Eligibility for the Ontario Electricity Rebate by January 31, 2020.

A Notice of Eligibility for the Ontario Electricity Rebate is required even if you have provided us with a declaration of eligibility for the 8% Provincial Rebate.

The eligibility rules for the Ontario Electricity Rebate are not the same as the eligibility rules for the 8% Provincial Rebate. Please read the Notice of Eligibility carefully to see if you are eligible.

  • Yes, I qualify for the Ontario Electricity Rebate.

Please complete the Notice of Eligibility and send it to us by January 31, 2020.

  • No, I do not qualify for the Ontario Electricity Rebate.

If you were receiving the 8% Provincial Rebate on October 22, 2019, but are not eligible for the Ontario Electricity Rebate, you are entitled to receive the Ontario Electricity Rebate until October 31, 2020 if you complete the Notice of Eligibility and send it to us by January 31, 2020.

If we do not receive a complete Notice of Eligibility by January 31, 2020 your financial assistance will end.

Multi-unit complexes and long-term care facilities that were not receiving the 8% Provincial Rebate on October 22, 2019.

If you were not receiving the 8% Provincial Rebate on October 22, 2019 but you think that you may eligible for the new Ontario Electricity Rebate, please read the Notice of Eligibility carefully.

If you are eligible, please complete the Notice of Eligibility and return it to us right away so that you can start receiving the Ontario Electricity Rebate as soon as possible.


Questions?

Have additional questions?  Contact us at OntarioElectricityRebate@oakvillehydro.com




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