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Time-of-Use (TOU) Pricing

Residential and small business customers who choose to be billed under the Time-of-Use (TOU) pricing structure pay different rates for electricity consumed during different times of the day.

There are three TOU periods:

  • on-peak
  • mid-peak
  • off-peak

Prices are highest during on-peak, lower during mid-peak, and lowest during off-peak. TOU prices encourage households and small businesses to use electricity during lower-cost time periods (ex. running your dishwasher and doing laundry at night).

TOU prices are set to be cheapest when demand is lower: during the evenings, on weekends, and on holidays.

TOU price periods are different in the summer than they are in the winter.

Winter TOU Rates – Effective November 1, 2023

TOU Price PeriodWinter (Nov. 1 to April 30)Summer (May 1 - Oct. 31)TOU Price
Off-PeakWeekdays 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Weekends and holidays all dayWeekdays 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Weekends and holidays all day8.7¢/kWh
Mid-PeakWeekdays 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.Weekdays 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.12.2¢/kWh
On-PeakWeekdays 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.Weekdays 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.18.2¢/kWh

Winter time-of-use pricing chart

Weekends and Holidays

Off-peak rates are in effect all day on weekends and recognized holidays. If a holiday falls on a weekend, the following weekday will have off-peak prices in effect all day.

2024 Holidays

Below are the holidays that off-peak prices are in effect.

Recognized HolidayDate of Off-Peak Pricing
New Year’s DayMonday, January 1
Family DayMonday, February 29
Good FridayFriday, March 29
Victoria DayMonday, May 20
Canada DayMonday, July 1
Civic HolidayMonday, August 5
Labour DayMonday, September 2
Thanksgiving DayMonday, October 14
Christmas DayMonday, December 25
Boxing DayTuesday, December 26

The Choice Is Yours

Considering a switch? Learn more and compare Tiered, Time-of-Use, and Ultra-Low Overnight pricing to determine which option best suits your consumption habits. View our Frequently Asked Questions and visit the Ontario Energy Board’s website.

How to change your rate plan

There are a few ways to make your choice.

  1. Online
    Submit your request online through the Customer Choice Selection Form.
  2. Email or Mail
    You can complete the Selection Form (PDF) and email it to info@erthpower.com or mail it to:

    ERTH Power
    P.O. Box 157143 Bell Street
    Ingersoll, Ontario
    N5C 3K5
  3. Telephone
    Our Customer Care team is happy to help you complete the rate selection form over the phone. Contact our Customer Care team as soon as possible at 1-877-850-3128, Monday to Friday, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Please note that you will need to have a recent electricity bill on hand when filling out the form, as you will need your account number. For help to find the account number and other parts of the electricity bill, see sample bills on the OEB website.

For more information, view our Frequently Asked Questions or visit the Ontario Energy Board’s Customer Choice web page.

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