Updated: Jun 4
To provide greater price stability for consumers staying at home due to COVID-19, the OEB is keeping the prices set in November 2019, and the winter tier threshold for households, in place after May 1, 2020.
On May 1, the winter tier threshold for residential customers usually shifts to its lower summer value of 600 kWh/month. Keeping the winter 1,000 kWh threshold provides households with an additional 400kWh/month at the lower price.
Households on tiered pricing continue to pay 11.9¢/kWh for the first 1,000 kWh of electricity they use per month; 13.9¢ for each additional kWh. Small businesses on tiered pricing continue to pay 11.9¢/kWh for the first 750 kWh of electricity they use per month; 13.9¢ for each additional kWh.
• These are the prices that appear on the electricity line of your bill and are only for the electricity you use. They do not include other charges like delivery.
• If you entered into a contract with an electricity retailer, you pay the price agreed upon in the contract, not the price set by the OEB.
• Learn more about how the OEB protects consumers at OEB.ca