Residential Rates | Main Rate Zone

(Effective May 1, 2022)

This classification refers to the supply of electrical energy to customers residing in residential dwelling units. Class B consumers are defined in accordance with O. Reg. 429/04. Further servicing details are available in the distributor’s Conditions of Service.

Table of Delivery Charges for Residents

Delivery Charge Cost $ Per
Service Charge
This is a fixed monthly charge that in part covers ERTH’s costs associated with operating the business
$33.65 Month
Smart Metering Entity Charge
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
$0.43 Month
Low Voltage Service Rate
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
$0.0034 kWh
Retail Transmission Rate - Network Service Rate
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.
$0.0069 kWh
Retail Transmission Rate - Line & Transmission Connection Service Rate
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.
$0.0054 kWh

Table of Regulatory Charges for Residents

Regulatory Charge Cost $ Per
Wholesale Market Service Rate (Not including CBR)
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.
$0.0030 kWh
Capacity Based Recovery (CBR) - Applicable for Class B Customers
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.
$0.0004 kWh
Rural or Remote Electricity Rate Protection Charge (RRRP)
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.
$0.0005 kWh
Standard Supply Service - Administrative Charge (if applicable)
This is an administration charge of $0.25 for a 30-day basis. If your billing period is different than 30 days, the RPP administration charge will be prorated accordingly. 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
$0.25 Month

Table of Specific Service Charges

Customer Administration

Type of Service Amount
Arrears certificate $15.00
Easement Letter $15.00
Credit Reference/Credit Check $15.00
Return Cheque (plus bank charges) $15.00
Account Set Up Charge/Charge of Occupancy Charge (plus credit agency costs if applicable) $30.00
Special Meter Reads $30.00
Meter Dispute Charge plus Measurement Canada fees (if meter found correct) $30.00

Non-Payment of Account

Type of Service Amount
Late Payment – Per Month 1.50%
Reconnection at Meter (during regular hours) $65.00
Reconnection at Meter (after regular hours) $185.00
Reconnection at Pole (during regular hours) $185.00


Type of Service Amount
Temporary Service | Install & Remove | overhead | No Transformer/td>

Temporary Service | Install & Remove | Underground | No Transformer $300.00
Specific charge for Access to the Power Poles | $/Pole/Year $34.76