Ontario Extended 8.5 Cent Off-Peak Electricity Rate Through to February 22nd
The Ontario government extended electricity rate relief for families, small businesses and farms to support those spending more time at home in response to the provincial Stay-at-Home Order. The government continued to hold electricity prices to the off-peak rate of 8.5 cents per kilowatt-hour until February 22, 2021 at 11:59 pm. This lower rate is available 24 hours per day, seven days a week for Time-Of-Use and tiered customers.
The off-peak rate came into effect January 1, 2021 for a 28-day period, providing families, farms and small businesses with immediate electricity rate relief. This is the second government extension of the 8.5 cent off-peak rate. The off-peak price continued to be automatically applied to bills of all residential, small business, and farm customers who pay regulated rates set by the Ontario Energy Board and get a bill from Burlington Hydro.
As of February 23rd, 12:01am, regulated Price Plan (RPP) customers returned to Time-of-Use and Tiered pricing as 8.5 cent/kWh rate ended.