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Ontario Government holds electricity prices for 45 Days

The Government of Ontario is providing immediate electricity rate relief for families, small businesses, and farms paying time-of-use rates. 

For 45 days, the government will be holding electricity prices to the off-peak rate of 10.1 cents per-kilowatt-hour. 

“During this unprecedented time, we are providing much-needed relief to Ontarians, specifically helping those who are doing the right thing by staying home and small businesses that have closed or are seeing fewer customers. By adopting a fixed, 24/7 off-peak rate, we are making things a little easier during these difficult times and putting more money in people’s pockets for other important priorities and necessities,”  said Premier Doug Ford

 

This reduced price will be available 24 hours a day, and customers will see rate reductions of more than 50 per cent compared to on-peak rates, according to a Government of Ontario press release. 

As of November 2019, the off-peak rate is 10.1 cents, the mid-peak rate is 14.4 cents, and the on-peak rate is 20.8 cents. 

“During this unprecedented time, we are providing much-needed relief to Ontarians, specifically helping those who are doing the right thing by staying home and small businesses that have closed or are seeing fewer customers. By adopting a fixed, 24/7 off-peak rate, we are making things a little easier during these difficult times and putting more money in people’s pockets for other important priorities and necessities,” said Premier Doug Ford. 

The discount will be applied automatically to electricity bills. 

Depending on the billing cycle, however, some customers will see the changes on their next electricity bill. 

“Ontario is fortunate to have a strong electricity system we can rely on during these exceptional times, and our government is proud to provide additional relief to Ontarians who are doing their part to stay home,” said Greg Rickford, minister of energy, northern development and mines

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Mishall Rehman

Originally from Atlanta, GA, Mishall is a freelance journalist pursuing her passion for writing in her new homeland Canada. She currently lives in Trenton, ON with her husband.

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