Electricity Rates

Regulated Price Plan rates

Electricity prices in Ontario are set by the Ontario Energy Board. Pricing depends on whether you’re paying non-Regulated Price Plan rates or Regulated Price Plan (RPP) rates.

Changes to your electricity bill: Ontario Electricity Rebate

Starting November 1, 2019, the Government of Ontario changed how subsidies are presented on electricity bills for residential and small business customers. All subsidies provided under the Ontario Rebate for Electricity Consumers Act, 2016 are now combined in a new line item named “Ontario Electricity Rebate.”

Residential customers will continue to have the new rebate applied and need not take any further action.

Your bill now shows the full price of electricity, and the combined subsidy of approximately 32 per cent is applied to the pre-tax bill amount. OESP customers will also see a line item for the total Ontario support that they receive. Electricity consumption up to October 31 will be rebated under the old program, so during the transition you will see both rebates listed on your bill.

Learn more at OEB.ca or call 1-877-632-2727.

Time-of-Use rates

With TOU rates, the price of electricity depends on when you use it. There are three different prices for electricity:

Peak Hours Chart

Winter

(Nov 1 – April 30)

Off-peak
(Mon-Fri)
7 p.m. – 7 a.m.
All day Weekends & Holidays
10.1¢ / kWh
Mid-peak
(Mon-Fri)
11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
14.4¢ / kWh
On-peak
(Mon-Fri)
7 a.m. – 11 a.m.
& 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
20.8¢ / kWh

** Rate structure as of Nov 1, 2019. Time-of-Use rates are set by the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) on May 1st and November 1st of each year.

Regulated Price Plan (RPP) rates

  • 11.9 ¢/kWh for the first 1000 kWh used per month
  • 13.9 ¢/kWh for all kWh used above 1000 kWh per month

Did you know that less than 20% of your bill goes back to Alectra Utilities to cover costs related to electrical distribution? See a breakdown of charges in our questions and answers about billing and payments.