Important Message for Our Larger Commercial (High Volume) Customers Re: 8% Rebate

Some Large Commercial Customers Who are Eligible to Receive the 8% Rebate Might Need to Submit a Self-Declaration Form

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As of January 1, 2017, the Government of Ontario is introducing an 8% rebate under the Ontario Rebate for Electricity Consumers Act, 2016 (“The Act”) equal to the provincial portion of the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) on the electricity bills of residential, farm, small business and other eligible customers. This 8% rebate will begin to appear on electricity bills on electricity consumption starting January 1, 2017.

If your company previously provided Burlington Hydro Inc. (BHI) with a self-declaration form to be exempted from the Debt Retirement Charge (DRC) or to receive the Ontario Clean Energy Benefit (OCEB), you will automatically be enrolled to receive the 8% rebate. Please note that if your status has changed since you provided these forms, it is your responsibility to notify Burlington Hydro of that change as it may affect your eligibility to receive the 8% rebate.

Under the additional eligibility criteria provided in the Act, you may be eligible to receive the 8% rebate on your bill even if you did not previously qualify for the DRC exemption or the OCEB. Please read carefully and complete the self-declaration form the BHI website if you are eligible to receive the 8% rebate.

Please complete the self-declaration form at your earliest convenience and return to us by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please provide your service address in the ‘Subject Line’ for quick reference. 

Please note that it is your responsibility to provide accurate information on the form to qualify for the rebate and you may be subject to a third-party audit at any time to verify the information you provided. Failure to do so will lead to the requirement to reimburse the full amount of the 8% rebate to Burlington Hydro Inc.

If you qualify for the 8% rebate, Burlington Hydro will retroactively credit your account for electricity consumption effective January 1, 2017. If the self-declaration is submitted after January 1, 2019, the 8% rebate will be applied for a maximum of two years from the date you provided us with the completed self-declaration form.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Customer Service department at (905) 332-1851 or send us an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..