Time-of-Use Pricing

About Time-of-Use

Most residential and small commercial customers have a smart meter and pay time‐of-use (TOU) rates for electricity. With TOU rates, you pay according to the time of day and day of the week you use electricity. TOU rates fluctuate to reflect the fact that the cost to provide electricity changes throughout the day according to provincial supply and demand.  

TOU rates are set by the Ontario Energy Board.

  • For Time-of-Use Pricing and Tiered 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 Rates

Nov 01, 2020 – Apr 30, 2021
Current Rate: off-peak off-peak
1:00AM
2:00AM
3:00AM
4:00AM
5:00AM
6:00AM
7:00AM
8:00AM
9:00AM
10:00AM
11:00AM
12:00p.m
1:00PM
2:00PM
3:00PM
4:00PM
5:00PM
6:00PM
7:00PM
8:00PM
9:00PM
10:00PM
11:00PM
12:00a.m
$0.105 per kWh - Off-Peak
$0.150 per kWh - Mid-Peak
$0.217 per kWh - On-Peak
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Beginning October 13, 2020, Residential and Small Business customers can submit a request to switch from Time-of-Use to Tiered Pricing for electricity usage after October 31, 2020. Use the Ontario Energy Board bill calculator to see what your total bill would look like with new, November 1, 2020, Time-of-Use and Tiered prices.

You can find more information on how to Choose Your Rate Option or on Tiered Pricing to help you make an informed choice.

Current TOU Prices - November 01, 2020 - April 30, 2021
Summer TOU Prices - June 01, 2020 - October 31, 2020
Spring TOU Prices - March 24, 2020 - May 31, 2020
Winter TOU Prices - November 1, 2019 - March 23, 2020
Holiday Schedule for TOU Prices

Electricity used on weekends and holidays is charged the off-peak price during both the winter and summer periods. 
Off-peak prices are in effect on the following 2020 holidays: your electricity usage. 

HOLIDAY

DAY OF OFF-PEAK PRICING

New Year’s Day

Family Day

Good Friday 

Victoria Day 

Canada Day 

Civic Holiday 

Labour Day 

Thanksgiving Day 

Christmas Day 

Boxing Day 

**Note: If a holiday falls on a weekend, the following Monday will have off-peak prices in effect all day.