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Customer Choice - November 1, 2020

If you’re a residential or small business customer that pays Time-of-Use (TOU) electricity prices, you can choose to switch to Tiered prices beginning November 1, 2020.

Ontario Introduces Customer Choice Rates

For more information about your pricing options, visit www.oeb.ca/choice.


Setting Rates

In Ontario, electricity rates are set by the Ontario Energy Board (OEB). Your bill includes charges for the electricity commodity (generation), transmission through high voltage systems (e.g. Hydro One), and distribution through local systems (e.g. ENWIN). The OEB must ensure that all rates are justified and reasonable. ENWIN is required to prove to the OEB that its rates are justified and reasonable through a rate application process. The current OEB-approved rates are listed below. More information on rates is available at the OEB website: www.oeb.ca.

Electricity Delivery Rates - Effective January 1, 2022

General Service
Less than 50 kW
General Service
50 to 4,999 kW
ENWIN Delivery Charges
Fixed Customer Charge $28.64 $113.28
Variable Distribution Rate $0.0180 / kWh $5.0438 / kW
Net Rate Riders - Volumetric -$0.0031 / kWh -$1.1865 / kW
Net Rate Riders - Fixed Monthly $0.43**  
Transmission Charges
Network Service $0.0098 / kWh $3.2985 / kW
Connection Service $0.0057 / kWh $1.9629 / kW

 

Sentinel Lighting Street Lighting Unmetered Scattered Loads
ENWIN Delivery Charges*
Fixed Customer Charge $13.06 $5.53 $11.66
Net Rate Riders - Fixed Monthly -$0.36 -$0.07 -$0.79
Transmission Charges
Network Service $3.0180 / kW $3.0144 / kW $0.0098 / kWh
Connection Service $1.7959 / kW $1.7941 / kW $0.0057 / kWh

*Charge is per connection

Note: Non-RPP, Class B customers will also have the Rate Rider for Global Adjustment Account Disposition of $-0.0009 / kWh.

Large Use - Regular and Dedicated Transformer Station rates are available upon request.

**The Smart Metering Entity Charge was updated to $0.43 per smart meter per month effective May 1, 2022 on an interim basis.


Regulated Price Plan (RPP) Consumers

Applies to those customers meeting the legislative criteria (residential/low-volume consumer) of the program. A regulated price per kWh is charged for electricity used.


Non-Residential TOU Pricing Effective November 1, 2021 until January 17, 2022 Effective January 18, 2022 until February 7, 2022 Effective February 8, 2022 until October 31, 2022
Off-Peak (lowest demand) $0.082 / kWh $0.082 / kWh $0.082 / kWh
Mid-Peak (moderate demand) $0.113 / kWh $0.082 / kWh $0.113 / kWh
On-Peak (highest demand) $0.170 / kWh $0.082 / kWh $0.170 / kWh

 


Tiered Rates

Under tiered rates, a customer can use a certain amount of energy each month at a lower rate. Once that limit is exceeded, the rate goes up. The chart below shows the rates and tiers for each type of customer.

Non-Residential Tier Pricing
November 1, 2021 to January 17, 2022 How much electricity you use** Price ($ / kWh)
Up to 750 kWh $0.098 / kWh
More Than 750 kWh $0.115 / kWh
January 18, 2022 to February 7, 2022 How much electricity you use**
Price ($ / kWh)
Up to 750 kWh
$0.082 / kWh
More Than 750 kWh
$0.082 / kWh
February 8, 2022 to October 31, 2022 How much electricity you use** Price ($ / kWh)
Up to 750 kWh $0.098 / kWh
More Than 750 kWh $0.115 / kWh

**All kWh thresholds for tiered pricing are based on a 30 day billing period.  Billing periods shorter or longer than 30 days will decrease or increase the threshold proportionally.  For example, a 33 day billing period will result in a 10% higher threshold amount (33/30 = 110%).


Non-Regulated Price Plan Consumers

The electricity price you pay per kWh is:

  1. The spot market price or weighted average price (dependant on the type of meter installed), or
  2. A retailer contract price (dependent on your choice of electricity provider).

You will also be subject to a separate charge for the Global Adjustment, which will appear as a separate line item on your bill.  More information is available here: Class B Global Adjustment and Class A Global Adjustment.

 


Ontario Electricity Rebate (OER)

The Ontario Electricity Rebate (OER) is for most households, farms, long-term care homes and small businesses. Eligible consumers automatically receive the rebate, which appears on bills as a separate line item. Starting November 1, 2021, the OER will provide eligible consumers with a 17.0% rebate from the province on the subtotal of their electricity bill.

Consumers with demand of 50 kilowatts or less or annual consumption of 250,000 kilowatt hours or less, farms, and licensed long-term care homes (other than where the electricity account is also in respect of a hospital) are eligible to receive the rebate.  

Some multi-unit residential complexes that do not have individually metered units may also be eligible with demand above 50 kilowatts and annual consumption above 250,000 kilowatt hours.  

Starting July 1, 2022, the following types of consumer accounts will also become eligible for the OER:

  • Common areas in residential multi-unit complexes such as condominium buildings;
  • Retirement residences; and
  • Mobile home parks

To learn more about the OER eligibility criteria and how to apply for the rebate, please click the link below:

PDF - OER Declaration Form

The chart below provides the current and most recent value of the OER:

  Effective May 1, 2021 Effective November 1, 2021
Ontario Electricity Rebate (OER) 18.9% 17.0%

 


Regulatory Charges

Wholesale Market Service Charge (Not including CBR) $0.0030 / kWh
Capacity Based Recovery (CBR) - Applicable for Class B Customers $0.0004 / kWh
Rural or Remote Rate Protection Charge $0.0005 / kWh
Standard Supply Service - Administration Charge* $0.25

*Applies to customers not contracted with an energy retailer.


Total Loss Factor Adjustment - Effective January 1, 2020

As electricity is delivered over a power line, a small amount of power is consumed or lost as heat. This is known as line loss, and is caused by wires and transformers that consume power before it gets to your home or business. The loss factor adjustment accounts for these losses.

Secondary metered customers <5,000 kW 1.0311
Primary metered customers <5,000 kW 1.0207
Customers >5,000 kW Available Upon Request

Late Payment Charge

A Late Payment Charge of 1.5% will be applied to the unpaid portion of your account's monthly balance.


Transformer Ownership Credit

Service < 115 kV (per kW of billing demand) $-0.60

Common Miscellaneous Charges (plus applicable taxes)

Arrears Certificate $15.00
Pulling Post-Dated Cheques $15.00
Easement Letter $15.00
Account History $15.00
Credit Reference/Credit Check $15.00
Returned Cheque Charge (not inclusive of bank fees) $15.00
Account Set-up/Change of Occupancy Charge (plus credit agency fees if applicable) $30.00
Special Meter Reads $30.00
Meter Dispute Charge + Measurement Canada Fees (if meter found to be correct) $30.00
Dispute Test Commercial Self Contained - MC $105.00
Dispute Test Commercial TT - MC $180.00
Cellular Meter Reading Charge $7.50
Reconnect at Meter $65.00
Reconnect at Meter After Hours $185.00
Service Call — Customer-owned Equipment $30.00
Missed Service Appointment $65.00