For Residents and Small Businesses
Most of Ontario’s residential and small business consumers pay time-of-use (TOU) rates − that means how much they pay for electricity depends on when they use it.
Under TOU pricing, consumers pay higher prices when electricity is more expensive to produce and lower prices when it is less expensive. This pricing framework gives consumers the opportunity to lower their costs by shifting their usage to less costly times of the day.
There are three TOU periods that vary according to the time of day, day of the week, as well as the season (summer or winter).
Visit Save on Energy for a range of programs to help manage energy use as well as provide helpful tips and tools to adopt energy-efficiency at home.
For more information about electricity charges
For specific questions about your bill, please contact your local distribution company. See list of Ontario’s local distribution companies to find the one servicing your area.
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Time-of-Use Rates at Work
The type of equipment, hours of operation and even business routines all affect electricity costs. This simple online guide shows small businesses how to make time-of-use prices work for them.