Time-of-Use Rates
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COVID-19 Recovery Rate for time-of-use customers

The Government of Ontario has implemented a COVID-19 Recovery Rate. From June 1 to October 31, 2020, households, farms and small businesses who pay time-of-use electricity rates will be charged 12.8¢/kWh around the clock.

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.

  • 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 (June 01, 2020 - October 31, 2020)

Current 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. 



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.

Tiered Prices

Prices effective November 1 - April 30, 2020 





Winter (Nov 1 - April 30): 

Up to 1000 kWh / month
More than 1000 kWh / month 

$0.119 per kWh 
$0.139 per kWh 

Residential customers 

All seasons: 

Up to 750 kWh / month 
More than 750 kWh / month

$0.119 per kWh 
$0.139 per kWh 

Non-residential customers