Regulated Price Plan Rates

Electricity prices in Ontario are set by the Ontario Energy Board. Pricing for your business depends on whether you’re paying non-Regulated Price Plan rates or Regulated Price Plan (RPP) rates.

NON-REGULATED PRICE PLAN

For businesses that use more than 250,000 kWh per year

SSS rate (Standard Service Supply) — non-interval meter Per kWh WAHSP (Weighted Average Hourly Spot Price) — This is calculated in accordance with the Retail Settlement Code, which determines how energy distributors like Alectra Utilities work with energy retailers to provide service.
SSS rate — interval meter Per kWH Spot market price — This is the pricing established by the Independent Electricity Service Operator (IESO) according to market supply and demand across Ontario.
Administration charge per month $0.25 — This charge does not apply to customers who purchase their energy from a retailer.

 

REGULATED PRICE PLAN

For businesses that use less than 250,000 kWh per year — effective Nov 1, 2016.

Prices are based on a 12-month forecast.

For the first 750 kWh per month per kWh 9.1 ¢
The remaining kWh used per month per kWh 10.6 ¢
Administration charge per month $0.25 — This charge does not apply to customers who purchase their energy from a retailer.

Time-of-Use rates

With TOU rates, there will be three different prices for electricity:

  • Highest price — ‘On-Peak’ (when electricity demand is highest)
  • Medium price — ‘Mid-Peak’ (when demand is moderate)
  • Lowest price — ‘Off-Peak’ (when demand is lowest)

These prices will vary according to the time of day, day of the week, and the season.

DAY OF THE WEEK &
TIME OF YEAR
TIME
PRICE PERIOD
PRICE(¢/KWH)
Weekends & Holidays*
(All day)
Lowest price (Off-Peak)
8 ¢
Summer Weekdays
(May 1 – Oct 31)
7 a.m. – 11 a.m.
11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
7 p.m. – 7 a.m.
Mid price (Mid-Peak)
Highest price (On-Peak)
Mid price (Mid-Peak)
Lowest price (Off-Peak)
11.3 ¢
15.7 ¢
11.3 ¢
7.7 ¢
Winter Weekdays
(Nov. 1 – April 30)
7 a.m. – 11 a.m.
11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
7 p.m. – 7 a.m.
Highest price (On-Peak)
Mid price (Mid-Peak)
Highest price (On-Peak)
Lowest price (Off-Peak)
18 ¢
13.2 ¢
18 ¢
8.7 ¢

*Holidays include New Year’s Day, Family Day, Good Friday, Victoria Day, Canada Day, Civic Holiday (August), Labour Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. In the event that New Year’s Day, Christmas Day or Boxing Day fall on a weekend, the next business day will be considered a holiday. Ex. If December 25 falls on a Sunday, since Boxing Day is already a holiday, you would pay holiday pricing (off-peak) on December 27, as it is the next business day.

SUMMER RATES: MAY 1 – OCTOBER 31

In the summer there is one peak period. It’s in the middle of the day between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. when air conditioner use it at its highest.

WINTER RATES: NOVEMBER 1 – APRIL 30

In the winter there are two peak periods: in the morning when lights, equipment and heating systems typically are turned on; and again in the evening, when home energy use increases with appliances like stoves, dishwashers, and TVs.

WEEKEND AND HOLIDAY RATES: ALL YEAR

Electricity demand is low on weekends and holidays as well as overnight, so these are off-peak times with the lowest pricing.

You can learn more by reading our frequently asked questions

Want to see how shifting your energy use can make a difference? Visit the website of the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO).

Did you know that less than 20% of your bill goes back to Alectra Utilities to cover costs related to electrical distribution?

See an explanation of your bill or see a breakdown of charges in our questions and answers about billing and payment.