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Rebates

Information on current electricity rebates.

Ontario Electricity Rebate

What is it?

Effective November 1, 2019, the Ontario government has introduced the new Ontario Electricity Rebate. All residential and small commercial customers are automatically eligible for the rebate. You do not need to apply.

Previously, residential, farm and most small business customers received a reduction on their bill that was built into the price of electricity. The new Ontario Electricity Rebate replaces the previous built-in reduction and the former 8% Provincial Rebate. This change allows you to see the true cost of electricity on your bill and the full value of your Ontario Electricity Rebate if you are eligible.

The Ontario Electricity Rebate applies to electricity consumed on or after November 1, 2019, and is set at 31.8%. For new applications, the rebate will apply to the first bill following receipt of the application and will not apply retroactively.

You will see a new line item called the Ontario Electricity Rebate that shows the total amount of your rebate.

If you receive the Ontario Electricity Support Program rebate, you will see an additional line item on your bill called “Total Provincial Support” that summarizes your rebate amounts.

The new Ontario Electricity Rebate is for households, farms, long-term care homes and many small businesses.

All residential and small commercial customers are automatically eligible for the rebate. You do not need to do anything.

If your account is for a farm, long-term care home or multi-unit complex, you need to complete a new self-declaration form and submit it to our office. Please see “Who needs to apply for the rebate” for details on whether you need to submit a self-declaration form.

Forms received after Feb 1st, 2020 will be processed as they are received. The OER will apply to the next electricity bill after receipt of the form. Rebates do not apply retroactively.

Accounts that are automatically eligible and do not need to apply for a rebate:

  • All residential customer accounts
  • All small commercial customer accounts (with a demand for electricity of 50kW or less)
  • All commercial accounts that use less than 250,000 kWh of electricity per year
  • Any business that is a farming business for the purposes of the Farm
  • Registration and Farm Organizations Funding Act, 1993, and holds a valid registration number assigned under that Act or the consumer’s obligation to file a farming business registration form was waived pursuant to an order made under subsection 22 (6) of that Act.
  • A long-term care home licensed under the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007, other than an account that is also in respect of a hospital.

Accounts that need to complete a self-declaration form:

A multi-unit complex that meets all of the following conditions:

  • Exceeds 50kW electricity demand AND exceeds 250,000 kWh of electricity per year.
  • Contains at least two qualifying units.
  • At least 50% of the units within the complex are qualifying units.
  • Has completed a self-declaration form.

Forms are processed as they are received. The OER will apply to the next electricity bill after receipt of the form. Rebates do not apply retroactively.

Complete the self-declaration form and return it to us.

Ontario Electricity Rebate Eligibility Form

Return the form via e-mail to Inquiries@haltonhillshydro.com or return it to us at Halton Hills Hydro, 43 Alice St. Acton, ON L7J 2A9

You need to complete a self-declaration form to notify us of the change within 90 days of the account ceasing to be eligible.

Declaration to Cease Eligibility Form

Return the form via e-mail to Inquiries@haltonhillshydro.com or return it to us at Halton Hills Hydro, 43 Alice St. Acton, ON L7J 2A9

The rebate will continue until the end of the billing period in which the 90th day after the change in eligibility occurred.

Ontario Regulation 342/19 made under the Ontario Rebate for Electricity Consumers Act, 2016

Visit the Ontario Energy Board at oeb.ca to learn more.

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