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Time-of-use at a fixed rate during COVID-19

In response to COVID-19, The Government of Ontario has introduced a fixed electricity price, known as the COVID-19 Recovery Rate, of 12.8 cents per kWh, which will be automatically applied to all time-of-use customers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, from
June 1 - October 31, 2020.

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​Time of use pricing

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

With TOU, the price you pay depends on when you use electricity. With Tiered prices, you can use a certain amount of electricity each month at a lower price. Once that limit is exceeded, a higher price applies.

If you want to continue paying TOU prices, no action is required.
Learn more about tiered pricing

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Time-of-use (TOU) electricity prices vary based on:

  • Time of day
  • Day of week (weekdays versus weekend)
  • Season (winter or summer)

You can help manage your electricity costs by shifting your usage to lower price periods when possible. There are three TOU periods:

Off-peak: When demand for electricity is lowest. This price applies in the evenings on weekdays and all day on weekends. Ontario households use most of their electricity—nearly two thirds of it—during off-peak hours.

Mid-peak: When demand for electricity is moderate. These periods are during the daytime, but not the busiest times of day.

On-peak: When demand for electricity is generally higher. These are the busier times of day - generally when people are cooking, starting up their computers and running heaters or air conditioners.

Time-of-use rate is currently fixed at 12.8 cents/kWh as the COVID-19 Recovery Rate