Fixed 8.5 ¢/kWh Pricing Effective January 1, 2021
- To support Ontarian's staying home during the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation, the Ontario government has taken steps to hold the price of electricity at 8.5 cents per kWh for electricity used from January 1, 2021 until the end of the day on February 22, 2021.
- The fixed 8.5 ¢/kWh price is equal to the off-peak price set by the OEB on December 15, 2020 for January 1, 2021.
- This fixed price will apply to residential, small business and farm customers who buy their electricity from their utility and applies to customers on Time-of-Use (TOU) or Tiered pricing.
- Customers don’t need to do anything. This change will happen automatically for the electricity that they use from January 1, 2021 until the end of the day on February 22, 2021.
- There are also bill support programs for low-income customers. Find out more at oeb.ca/billhelp.
- The OEB’s winter disconnection ban in place for residential customers at this time. Residential customers cannot have their electricity disconnected for non-payment before May 1, 2021.
December 29th, 2020