Tiered Pricing

About Tiered Pricing

With Tiered Pricing, you can use a certain amount of electricity each month at a lower price. Once that limit (threshold) is exceeded, a higher price applies.

  • The monthly Tier threshold for residential customers changes twice a year: 600 kWh during the summer period (May 1 to October 31); 1,000 kWh during the winter period (November 1 to April 30).
  • The monthly Tier threshold for small business customers is 750 kWh all year round.

Tiered pricing rates are set by the Ontario Energy Board.

  • For Time-of-Use Pricing, Tiered Pricing, and Ultra-Low Overnight Pricing, Alectra Utilities passes this cost through to you, without mark-up, and pays it directly to our suppliers.
  • Customers who have signed a contract with an energy retailer pay the price stated in their contract plus the Global Adjustment.

Current Tiered Rates

November 01, 2023 - April 30, 2024

Tier 1
10.3 ¢/kWh
Tier 2
12.5 ¢/kWh
Residential Winter

(November 1 - April 30)

Tiered Pricing Residential Winter Bar Chart by Ontario Electricity Board
Small Business

(ALL YEAR)

Tiered Pricing Small Business Winter Bar Chart
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Residential and Small Business customers can choose from three pricing options: Time-of-Use Pricing, Tiered Pricing, or Ultra-Low Overnight Pricing.

You can find more information on how to Choose Your Rate Option to help you make an informed choice about which electricity price plan is right for you.

Tiered Pricing - November 1, 2023 – April 30, 2024

Season

Usage

Price

Applies To

Winter

Up to 1000 kWh per month

$0.103 per kWh

Residential Accounts

More than 1000 kWh per month

$0.125 per kWh

Residential accounts

All Seasons

Up to 750 kWh per month

$0.103 per kWh

Non-residential accounts

More than 750 kWh per month

$0.125 per kWh

Non-residential accounts

Tiered Pricing - May 1, 2023 – October 31, 2023

Season

Usage

Price

Applies To

Summer

Up to 600 kWh per month

$0.087 per kWh

Residential Accounts

More than 600 kWh per month

$0.103 per kWh

Residential accounts

All Seasons

Up to 750 kWh per month

$0.087 per kWh

Non-residential accounts

More than 750 kWh per month

$0.103 per kWh

Non-residential accounts

Tiered Pricing - November 1, 2022 – April 30, 2023

Season

Usage

Price

Applies To

Winter

Up to 1000 kWh per month

$0.087 per kWh

Residential Accounts

More than 1000 kWh per month

$0.103 per kWh

Residential accounts

All Seasons

Up to 750 kWh per month

$0.087 per kWh

Non-residential accounts

More than 750 kWh per month

$0.103 per kWh

Non-residential accounts

Tiered Pricing - May 1, 2022 – October 31, 2022

Season

Usage

Price

Applies To

Summer

Up to 600 kWh per month

$0.098 per kWh

Residential accounts

More than 600 kWh per month

$0.115 per kWh

Residential accounts

All Seasons

Up to 750 kWh per month

$0.098 per kWh

Non-residential accounts

More than 750 kWh per month

$0.115 per kWh

Non-residential accounts

Tiered Pricing - February 8, 2022 – April 30, 2022

Season

Usage

Price

Applies To

Winter

Up to 1000 kWh per month

$0.098 per kWh

Residential accounts

More than 1000 kWh per month

$0.115 per kWh

Residential accounts

All Seasons

Up to 750 kWh per month

$0.098 per kWh

Non-residential accounts

More than 750 kWh per month

$0.115 per kWh

Non-residential accounts

Temporary Discounted Rate - January 18, 2022 – February 7, 2022

Season

Usage

Price

Applies To

Winter

Up to 1000 kWh per month

$0.082 per kWh

Residential accounts

More than 1000 kWh per month

$0.082 per kWh

Residential accounts

All Seasons

Up to 750 kWh per month

$0.082 per kWh

Non-residential accounts

More than 750 kWh per month

$0.082 per kWh

Non-residential accounts

Tiered Pricing - November 1, 2021 – January 17, 2022

Season

Usage

Price

Applies To

Winter

Up to 1000 kWh per month

$0.098 per kWh

Residential accounts

More than 1000 kWh per month

$0.115 per kWh

Residential accounts

All Seasons

Up to 750 kWh per month

$0.098 per kWh

Non-residential accounts

More than 750 kWh per month

$0.115 per kWh

Non-residential accounts

Tiered Pricing - May 1, 2021 – October 31, 2021

Season

Usage

Price

Applies To

Summer

Up to 600 kWh per month

$0.098 per kWh

Residential accounts

More than 600 kWh per month

$0.115 per kWh

Residential accounts

All Seasons

Up to 750 kWh per month

$0.098 per kWh

Non-residential accounts

More than 750 kWh per month

$0.115 per kWh

Non-residential accounts

Tiered Pricing - February 23, 2021 – April 30, 2021

Season

Usage

Price

Applies To

Winter

Up to 1000 kWh per month

$0.101 per kWh

Residential accounts

More than 1000 kWh per month

$0.118 per kWh

Residential accounts

All Seasons

Up to 750 kWh per month

$0.101 per kWh

Non-residential accounts

More than 750 kWh per month

$0.118 per kWh

Non-residential accounts

Temporary Discounted Rate - January 1, 2021 – February 22, 2021

Season

Usage

Price

Applies To

Winter

Up to 1000 kWh per month

$0.085 per kWh

Residential accounts

More than 1000 kWh per month

$0.085 per kWh

Residential accounts

All Seasons

Up to 750 kWh per month

$0.085 per kWh

Non-residential accounts

More than 750 kWh per month

$0.085 per kWh

Non-residential accounts

Tiered Pricing - November 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020

Season

Usage

Price

Applies To

Winter

 

Up to 1000 kWh per month

 

$0.126 per kWh

Residential accounts

More than 1000 kWh per month 

 

$0.146 per kWh 

 

Residential customers 

All Seasons

Up to 750 kWh per month

$0.126 per kWh

Non-residential accounts

 

More than 750 kWh per month 

$0.146 per kWh 

Non-residential accounts

Find more historical electricity prices at the Ontario Energy Board.

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