Time-of-Use (TOU) rates are an important step to making Ontario’s electricity system greener and more efficient. TOU rates tie electricity prices to the level of demand on the system. When demand and the cost of producing electricity is highest, an “on-peak” rate apply. When demand and production costs are lower, rates are also lower. Shifting your use away from peak times not only positively impacts your electricity bill, but also makes Ontario air cleaner and avoids investment in new peaking generation.
By managing when your household uses electricity, you will become an active participant in shaping the future of Ontario’s energy system.