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“Time of Use” Rates

Ontario's electricity market is changing. All homes and small businesses across Ontario will be billed for electricity using Time-of-Use rates. With this new rate structure, the price of electricity varies depending on when it is used. There are three different rate periods:

  • On-peak (when demand for electricity is highest);
  • Mid-peak (when demand for electricity is moderate); and
  • Off-peak (when demand for electricity is lowest).
T.O.U. Prices as of November 1st, 2019 
Off-peak: 10.1 ¢/kWh
Mid-peak: 14.4 ¢/kWh
On-peak 20.8 ¢/kWh

View the OEB Time Of Use Rates

Prices for the Regulated Price Plan (RPP & T.O.U.)

Consumers who purchase electricity from their local utility are charged the following rates for electricity consumption. These rates are set by the Ontario Energy Board as part of the Regulated Price Plan. If you purchase electricity from an electricity retailer, the prices you pay will be different and will be stated in the contract you signed.

Smart Meters and Time-of-Use rates are an initiative of the provincial government to promote conservation and reduce peak demand for electricity.

Peak demand happens when we all use electricity at the same time. Unlike most commodities, electricity cannot be stored and must be generated in real time to meet Ontario's needs.

Reducing peak demand is good for the environment because the power plants used to meet peak demand are usually fossil-fuel generating stations. Using them less will mean less greenhouse gases and in the long run, it will also save money. It's expensive to build and maintain power plants that only operate during peak periods.

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Electricity Safety Survey

Complete our ONLINE SURVEY and enter in our draw for 1 grand prize of $600 credit to be applied on your electricity bill.  The $600 prize will be available to customers of the following Utilities who did participate in the survey. (Hydro Hawkesbury, Hydro 2000, Hydro Embrun, Hearst Power Distribution, Chapleau PUC,  Northern Ontario Wires). Survey end date is March 31, 2020 and the Draw date April 3, 2020

You must have an active account with Hydro Hawkesbury to be eligible for the draw.

Time of use rates / Taux en fonction de l'heure

rates as of November 1st, 2019/  taux au 1er novembre 2019 



rates as of  January  1st, 2020/  taux au 1er  janvier  2020