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Time of Use Rates

Current Time
4:33 am
Off-Peak 6.5 ¢/KWH
Mid-Peak 9.4 ¢/KWH
On-Peak 13.4 ¢/KWH

Residential Rates

Residential Rates Unit of Measure Rate as of May 1, 2019 Sample Bill May 1, 2019 (640 kWh per month) Residential Bill Presentment
Electricity Price for Regulated Price Plan Customers - Time of Use (TOU) ON-PEAK Commodity (18%) ** per kWh $0.1340 $15.44 $15.44
MID-PEAK Commodity (17%) ** per kWh $0.0940 $10.23 $10.23
OFF-PEAK Commodity (65%) ** per kWh $0.0650 $27.04 $27.04
Delivery Fixed Monthly Charge per month $32.78 $32.78
Distribution Variable Charge per kWh ($0.0006) ($0.38)
Rate Rider for disposition of Global Adjustment account - applicable only to non-RPP customers per kWh * ($0.0031) applicable only to non-RPP TOU customers
Losses on Commodity *** per kWh * $0.0824 $2.22
Transmission Network Charge per kWh * $0.0067 $4.47
Transmission Connection Charge per kWh * $0.0064 $4.27 $43.35
Regulatory Wholesale Market Service Charge per kWh * $0.0034 $2.27
Rural Rate Protection Charge per kWh * $0.0005 $0.33
SSS Administration Charge per month $0.25 $0.25 $2.85
Subtotal $98.91
HST $12.86
8% Provincial Rebate ($7.91)
TOTAL BILL $103.85

* Certain line items are billed using a Loss Adjustment Factor. When electricity is delivered over a power line, it is normal for a small amount of power to be consumed or lost as heat. Equipment such as wires and transformers consume power before it gets to your home or business. The adjustment factor accounts for these losses.

Sample loss adjustment calculation = 640 kWh x 1.0421 Adjustment Factor = 667 kWh.

** The typical customer uses 18% on peak power, 17% mid peak power, and 65% off peak power, however each customer is different.

*** Losses on Commodity are calculated based on a weighted average of the TOU prices.

**** Debt Retirement charge for residential customers was removed January 1, 2016.

Commercial Rates

General Service Less than 50kW

Rates Unit of Measure Rate as of May 1, 2019
Electricity Time of Use Rates per kWh *
Delivery Fixed Monthly Charge per month $29.41
Distribution Variable Charge per kWh $0.0192
Losses on Commodity per kWh *** blended rate
Transmission Network Charge per kWh * $0.0063
Transmission Connection Charge per kWh * $0.0057
Regulatory Wholesale Market Service Rate per kWh * $0.0039
SSS Administration Charge per month $0.25

General Service Greater than 50kW

Rates Unit of Measure Rate as of May 1, 2019
Electricity RPP - Tiered Rate, Spot Market or Weighted Average Spot Market per kWh *
Delivery Fixed Monthly Charge per month $154.06
Distribution Variable Charge per kW $4.2996
Transmission Network Charge per kW $2.5158
Transmission Connection Charge per kW $2.2673
Regulatory Wholesale Market Service Charge per kWh * $0.0039
SSS Administration Charge per month $0.25

General Service 1000 to 4999 kW

Rates Unit of Measure Rate as of May 1, 2019
Electricity Spot Market per kWh *
Delivery Fixed Monthly Charge per month $3,386.44
Distribution Variable Charge per kW $1.1739
Transmission Network Charge per kW $2.6720
Transmission Connection Charge per kW $2.4855
Regulatory Wholesale Market Service Charge per kWh * $0.0039
SSS Administration Charge per month $0.25

Large Use (> 5000 kW)

Rates Unit of Measure Rate as of May 1, 2019
Electricity Spot Market per kWh *
Delivery Fixed Monthly Charge per month $26,499.73
Distribution Variable Charge per kW $1.1428
Transmission Network Charge per kW $2.9586
Transmission Connection Charge per kW $2.8423
Regulatory Wholesale Market Service Charge per kWh * $0.0039
SSS Administration Charge per month $0.25

Unmetered Scattered Load

Rates Unit of Measure Rate as of May 1, 2019
Electricity RPP - Tiered Rate per kWh*
Delivery Fixed Monthly Charge (per connection) per month $12.96
Distribution Variable Charge per kWh $0.0326
Transmission Network Charge per kWh * $0.0063
Transmission Connection Charge per kWh * $0.0057
Regulatory Wholesale Market Service Charge per kWh * $0.0039
SSS Administration Charge per month $0.25

Sentinel Lighting

Rates Unit of Measure Rate as of May 1, 2019
Electricity RPP - Tiered Rate per kWh*
Delivery Fixed Monthly Charge (per connection) per month $4.17
Distribution Variable Charge per kW $26.9001
Transmission Network Charge per kW $1.9069
Transmission Connection Charge per kW $1.7895
Regulatory Wholesale Market Service Charge per kWh * $0.0039
SSS Administration Charge per month $0.25

Street Lighting

Rates Unit of Measure Rate as of May 1, 2019
Electricity Spot Market per kWh*
Delivery Fixed Monthly Charge (per connection) per month $2.59
Distribution Variable Charge per kW $19.5102
Transmission Network Charge per kW $1.8973
Transmission Connection Charge per kW $1.7530
Regulatory Wholesale Market Service Charge per kWh * $0.0039
SSS Administration Charge per month $0.25

* Certain line items are billed using a Loss Adjustment Factor. When electricity is delivered over a power line, it is normal for a small amount of power to be consumed or lost as heat. Equipment such as wires and transformers consume power before it gets to your home or business. The adjustment factor accounts for these losses.

Sample loss adjustment calculation = 640 kWh x 1.0421 Adjustment Factor = 667 kWh.

** The typical customer uses 18% on peak power, 17% mid peak power, and 65% off peak power, however each customer is different.

*** Losses on Commodity are calculated based on a weighted average of the TOU prices.

**** Debt Retirement charge for residential customers was removed January 1, 2016.

Service Charges

Returned Cheque Charges + Actual Bank Charges $15.00
Collection of Account Charges $30.00
Re-Connection - Regular Hours $65.00
Re-Connection - After Hours $185.00
Special Meter Reading / Meter Dispute Charge $30.00
New Account Setup $10.00
Lawyers Letters / Tax Statements / Account History $15.00
Transformer Allowance Credit (per kW / month) -$0.60
Primary Metering Allowance -1%
Late Payment Interest Charge 1.5% per month
19.56% per annum
Loss Factor (Secondary Metered Customers < 5000kW 1.0421
Loss Factor (Secondary Metered Customers > 5000kW 1.0170
Loss Factor (Primary Metered Customers < 5000kW 1.0316
Loss Factor (Primary Metered Customers > 5000kW 1.0069
Specific Change for Access to the Power Poles $/pole/yr $43.63

Electricity Commodity Charge

Regulated Price Plan – Time of Use (RPP-TOU)

Most Ontario consumers are on the Regulated Price Plan (RPP) and pay Time of Use (TOU) prices. TOU prices are set by the Ontario Energy Board based on how much it is expected to cost to supply electricity to all households and small businesses over the next 12 months. Prices are designed to recover the payments made to the electricity generators that produce the power (including market costs and the Global Adjustment). Bluewater Power is not allowed to make a profit on the electricity they buy for their customers. The prices are reviewed twice per year, on May 1st and Nov 1st, and adjusted if necessary.

Regulated Price Plan – Tiered Rates (RPP-Tiered Rates)

Some commercial customers and multi-unit apartment buildings without individual meters are charged Tiered Pricing as outlined here.

Spot Market Pricing

Customers not on TOU prices are typically larger commercial accounts and the electricity cost is based on the either the hourly spot market price if you have an interval meter, or the weighted average spot market price if you have a conventional meter.

Retail Contracts

If you signed a contract with a Retailer, the price you pay for electricity is set out in your contract and you are considered a ‘non-RPP’ customer. You will also have to pay your share of the Global Adjustment for each month.

Global Adjustment

This is shown on your bill as a separate item, calculated by the Independent Electricity System Operator each month. It can be either a credit or a charge depending on the changing market price; however, since 2006 it has generally been a charge.

The Global Adjustment reflects the differences between the market price of electricity and the regulated or contract prices that are paid to generators for the electricity they produce. For more information on Global Adjustment please visit www.ieso.ca

http://www.ontarioenergyboard.ca/OEB/Consumers/Electricity/Electricity+Prices/Regulated+Price+Plan+Settlement+FAQs

Multi-Unit Residential Rates

If you’re an account holder with more than one residential unit associated with your account you may be eligible for RPP Tiered rates. The threshold for the lower tier of electricity changes each May and November. From May to October (Summer), the lower price is set up to 600 kWh per month, and from November to April (Winter) the lower price is up to 1000 kWh per month.

If you’re a non-residential consumer and are eligible for the Regulated Price Plan (Tiered Rates), the threshold will remain at 750 kilowatt hours throughout the year.

You may also be eligible for a DRC exemption for eligible units.

If you qualify:
Please read more and complete the applicable forms on our Multi-Unit Residential Premises page.

Holiday Schedule

The following days will have off-peak pricing:

  • Tuesday, January 1, 2019 – New Year’s Day
  • Monday, February 18, 2019 – Family Day
  • Friday, April 19, 2019 – Good Friday
  • Monday, May 20, 2019 – Victoria Day
  • Monday, July 1, 2019 – Canada Day
  • Monday, August 5, 2019 – Civic Holiday
  • Monday, September 2, 2019 – Labor Day
  • Monday, October 14, 2019 – Thanksgiving Day
  • Tuesday, December 24, 2019 – Christmas Eve
  • Wednesday, December 25, 2019 – Christmas Day
  • Thursday, December 26, 2019 – Boxing Day
  • Tuesday, December 31, 2019 – New Year’s Eve