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Electricity Rates2023-10-13T13:49:19+00:00

Electricity Rates

By Government mandate, the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) sets the rates that ERTH Power charges for the electricity you use in your home or small business. These rates appear on the Electricity line of your bill. The OEB also sets the Delivery rates that cover the cost to deliver electricity to most residential and small business customers.

All of these charges, except the distribution charge, are collected on behalf of and passed on to other parties.

To view the current rates, select the appropriate customer category below.

Electricity Charge

This is the cost of the electricity supplied to you during a billing period and is the only part of your bill that is subject to competition.

The Ontario Energy Board (OEB) sets the Regulated Price Plan (RPP) prices based on its forecast of the cost to supply households and small businesses over the next 12 months. In addition to providing stable and predictable electricity pricing, these prices are designed to recover the payments made to the electricity generators that produce power.

Delivery Charge

The delivery charge covers the costs of delivering electricity from generating stations across Ontario to Hydro Ottawa and then to your home. It includes the costs to build and maintain transmission and distribution lines, towers and poles, and to operate provincial and local electricity systems.

A portion of these charges are fixed and do not change from month to month. The rest are variable and increase or decrease depending on the amount of electricity that you use.

This is a fixed monthly charge that in part covers ERTH’s costs associated with operating the business.
This charge covers the cost of services provided by the Independent Electricity Systems Operator (IESO) for the implementation and operation of the Province’s Meter Data Management Repository, which stores, validates and manages hourly electricity information transmitted by smart meters.
The low voltage service charge covers the cost of connecting ERTH’s distribution system to the distribution systems of other local distribution companies. This charge is applied against your total energy in kWh.
The local distribution charge per kilowatt hour of electricity used and collected by ERTH Power to help operate the business.
Rate Riders are temporary chargers or credits that recover or refund costs for something that is temporary or caused by factors outside of utility’s control. These factors include, but are not limited to, the settlement of cost of power and global adjustment collection variances, and recovery of programs and processes mandated by the regulator or government.
The network charge covers the cost of delivering the electricity from the generating stations to our region through Hydro One’s transmission system. This charge is collected on behalf of Hydro One.
The connection charge covers the cost of connecting the distribution system to Hydro One’s transmission lines, as well as the cost of transforming electricity from high transmission voltages to lower voltages for distribution. This charge is collected on behalf of Hydro One.

Regulatory Charges

The Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) uses this money to manage the supply and demand of electricity throughout the Province of Ontario.

The Wholesale Market Service Charge includes the cost of services provided by the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) to operate the wholesale electricity market and maintain the reliability of the high voltage power grid. It also covers certain costs incurred by local utilities to connect renewable generation. ERTH Power collects this charge, without mark-up, on behalf of the Independent Electricity System Operator.
The Capacity Based Recovery charge is applicable to customers that are not enrolled in the Industrial Conservation Initiative (ICI), and recovers costs associated with contracted demand response providers active in the wholesale energy market.

A program designed to provide financial assistance to eligible customers located in rural or remote areas where the costs of providing electricity service to these customers greatly exceeds the cost of providing electricity to customers located in towns and cities. ERTH Power collects this charge without mark-up, on behalf of the Independent Electricity System Operator.

This is an administration charge of $0.25 per bill. This charge is set by the Ontario Energy Board and is the same for all utilities across the Province. This is a service charge for customers who have not contracted with an electricity retailer for their energy supply.

Global Adjustment

The Global Adjustment is the difference between that guaranteed price and the money the generators earn in the wholesale marketplace. The Global Adjustment also covers the costs of some conservation programs.

All electricity consumers have to pay a share of the Global Adjustment. The Time-of-Use, Ultra-Low Overnight and Tiered prices charged by your electricity utility already include an estimate of the Global Adjustment. If you sign up for a contract with an energy retailer, you have to pay your share of the Global Adjustment on top of the contract price. The Global Adjustment will also appear as a separate line on your bill.

Visit the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) website for more information on the Global Adjustment.

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