Rate Changes to Serve You Better
The Ontario Energy Board has approved changes to Hydro Ottawa’s distribution rates for 2020. These adjustments play an important role in ensuring Hydro Ottawa is able to invest in the local power grid and maintain reliable electricity service for our growing city.
In 2015, the provincial regulator approved a five-year rate plan (2016-2020) for Hydro Ottawa. In their support of this plan, the Ontario Energy Board staff and intervenor groups agreed that Hydro Ottawa could seek targeted adjustments on an annual basis.
Effective January 1, 2020, the total bill for a typical Hydro Ottawa residential customer using 700 kilowatt-hours per month will increase by $1.27 per month or 1.18% (after taxes and the Ontario Electricity Rebate). For a typical small commercial customer using 2,000 kilowatt-hours per month with a demand of less than 50 kilowatts, the total monthly distribution charge will increase by approximately $4.93 per month or 1.67%.