Residential Electricity Rates

COVID-19 Recovery Rate, starting June 1, 2020     

The Government of Ontario has introduced a COVID-19 Recovery Rate of 12.8¢/kWh for all time-of-use (TOU) electricity customers, to support Ontarians as we restart the economy. Households, farms and small businesses who pay time-of-use electricity rates will be charged this fixed rate 24 hours a day, seven days a week, starting June 1, 2020. This rate will be automatically reflected on TOU customers’ electricity bills for all three TOU periods, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and is intended to be in place until October 31, 2020.

Friday 5:09PM

Currently On-Peak

7PM - 7AM
11AM - 5PM
7AM - 11AM • 5PM - 7PM

Tiered Pricing is broken down into set amounts of electricity that may be used at a specific rate; once this set amount is exceeded, the rate changes to a more expensive tier. As of May 1, 2020, Tiered prices for residential customers are:

First Tier - Up to 1000 kWh


Second Tier - More than 1000 kWh

11.9 cents per kWh

13.9 cents per kWh

Tiered prices for non-residential customers are:

First Tier - Up to 750 kWh


Second Tier - More than 750 kWh

11.9 cents per kWh

13.9 cents per kWh


Residential Electricity Rates, Effective June 1, 2020 - Breakdown of Charges


Breakdown of Charges

Rates Effective June 1, 2020

Electricity price - COVID-19 Recovery Rate, starting June 1, 2020 

On-Peak Rate

per kWh


Mid-Peak Rate

per kWh


Off-Peak Rate

per kWh



Fixed Monthly Charge

per month


IESO Smart Metering Entity Charge

per month


Distribution Volumetric Rate Riders****

per kWh


Network Charge*

per kWh


Connection Charge*

per kWh


Adjustment Factor Charge***

per kWh

kWh x 0.0315 x Electricity Rate


Wholesale Market Service Charge*

per kWh


Capacity Based Recovery per kWh $0.0004

Rural Rate Protection Charge*

per kWh



Administration Charge**

per month



per bill

Ontario Electricity Rebate per bill 31.8%

*In calculating your bill, your consumption amount will be adjusted to account for heat loss. When electricity is delivered over a power line, it is normal for a small amount of power to be consumed or lost as heat. Equipment such as wires and transformers consume power before it gets to your home or business. The adjustment factor accounts for these losses.

** Monthly Administration charge applies to non-retailer affiliated customers only.

***Adjustment Factor Charge is kWh x 0.0315 x Electricity Rate. For Example: 200kWh x 0.0315 Adjustment Factor x Electricity Rate = 6.3 kWh x $0.128/kWh = $0.806

********Volumetric Rate Riders includes the following: Rate Rider for Recovery of 2018 RTSR Revenue Shortfall - effective until October 31, 2020, of $0.0016.