COVID-19 Energy Assistance Program (CEAP)

(Revised January 14, 2021)

On June 1, 2020, the Government of Ontario confirmed that it is making $9 million available for the COVID-19 Energy Assistance Program (CEAP), to support residential customers struggling to pay their energy bills as a result of the COVID-19 emergency.

COVID-19 Energy Assistance Program (CEAP) provides an on-bill credit to eligible residential customers to help them catch up on their energy bills and resume regular payments.

More information is available on the Ontario Energy Board website.

There is no deadline to apply but CEAP funding is limited and applying does not guarantee that ERTH Power has CEAP funding remaining.  Applications are processed in the order they are received by ERTH Power.  Up to $750 on-bill credit is available.  If you have previously received funding under this program and are reapplying based on overdue amounts still owing, you may qualify for additional funding up to a total combined maximum credit of $750.00

Customers who previously applied but were denied will have their original applications reviewed by ERTH Power and will be contacted directly if they meet the new eligibility criteria, that was updated January 14, 2021.

To submit a new application for the updated CEAP, use this online form CEAP Applicationopens PDF file

You are eligible for the CEAP Residential Program if you meet the following criteria, as of the date you are applying:

  • You have overdue amounts owing from one or more electricity bills, incurred since March 17, 2020, the date of the initial Provincial Declaration of Emergency.