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Rebates

Information on current electricity rebates.

Ontario Electricity Rebate

What is it?

The Ontario Electricity Rebate reduces the pre-HST costs on eligible customer’s bills by 17%. All residential and small commercial customers are automatically eligible for the rebate. You do not need to apply. The rebate began November 1, 2019.

Effective July 1, 2022, eligibility is being expanded. Please see ‘Who is Eligible’ for a full list of eligible customer classes.

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, retirement homes, mobile home parks 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, retirement home, mobile home park 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 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.

NOTE: Effective July 1, 2022, the eligibility is being expanded to include the following types of accounts:

  1.        Common areas in residential multi-unit complexes such as condominium buildings
  2.        Retirement residences
  3.        Mobile Home Parks.

If your account relates to one of these new categories, please see “How do I Apply” to apply for your rebate.

Certain accounts are automatically eligible and do not need to apply. Other accounts are required to complete a self-declaration form.

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

Accounts that need to complete a self-declaration form:

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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • *Common areas in residential multi-unit complexes now qualify
  • *Retirement Residences where:
    • At least 50% of the units are occupied or intended to be occupied as a permanent residence by people aged 65 or older (who are not related to the operator of the complex)
    • And where at least six people aged 65 or older live.
  • *Mobile Home Parks as defined in the Residential Tenancies Act, 2006

*Eligible effective July 1, 2022.

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.

Eligibility for Retirement Residences, Common areas of multi-unit complexes and Mobile Home parks begins July 1st, 2022. If you qualify under one of these categories, be sure to get your application in early.

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 216/22 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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