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Valid October 1, 2017 to April 30, 2018

Past Business Rates | Residential Rates

Please select your Business Class as found on the top of your Thunder Bay Hydro Bill.

Small Business Rates | Business Rates | Interval Metered with Demand | Global Adjustment | Sentinel Lights

For explanations of charges click the buttons on the right.


Small Business Rates

General Service with Demand less than 50 kw

These rates are normally set at the Provincial level by the Ontario Energy Board twice yearly: May 1 and November 1.

OFF peak $ 0.065 / kWh
MID peak $ 0.095 / kWh
ON peak $ 0.132 / kWh

*If you are buying from an electricity retailer, you are not on the regulated price plan. You are paying your contract price plus the Global Adjustment.

Delivery

Price period Effective October 1, 2017 to April 30, 2018

Network & Connection+ $ 0.0079 / kWh
Distribution Charge
-Regulated Price Plan customers
$ 0.0155 / kWh
OR
Distribution Charge
-NON Regulated Price Plan customers
$ 0.0195 / kWh
Monthly Fixed Charge $ 27.93 / month

Regulatory Charges

Current Market Service Charge became effective July 1, 2017

Market Service Charge $ 0.0039 / kWh
Supply administration charge for customers who buy their electricity through Thunder Bay Hydro $ 0.25 / month

Debt Retirement Charge*

based on consumption $ 0.0070 / kWh

*Special rules are in place for low volume multi-unit residential customers.

Provincial Rebate

Beginning January 1, 2017, business, institutional and industrial customers may qualify for an 8% Provincial Rebate on their electricity bill. This rebate is equal to the provincial portion of the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) on electricity bills. Learn more here.


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Business Rates

General Service with Demand 50-999 kw

Non-residential consumers who are eligible for Regulated Price Plan

Price period Effective October 1, 2017 to April 30, 2018

 

Consumption of first 600 kWh Block $ 0.077 / kWh
Consumption above 600 kWh Block $ 0.090 / kWh
If you are not designated as eligible for the Regulated Price Plan your Electricity cost will be calculated using an average rate based on consumption patterns within the local distribution service area.

When two blocks are shown on your bill, this means that your usage spanned a price change.

Non-Competitive Charges (Delivery)

Market Service Charge

$ 0.0039 / kWh
Network
$ 1.8045 / kw
Network Interval Metered
$ 1.9141 / kw
Connection Transmission
$ 1.2638 / kw
Connection Transmission - Interval Metered
$ 1.3969 / kw
Distribution Volumetric charge
-Regulated Price Plan
$2.0106 / kw
OR
Distribution Volumetric charge
-NON Regulated Price Plan
$ 2.0146 / kw
Customer Charge
$204.24 / month
Energy Supply Administration charge $ 0.25 / month

Debt Retirement Charge

Based on consumption $ 0.0070 / kWh

Could you be eligible for an exemption on the Debt Retirement Charge? Find out more


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Interval Metered With Demand

General Service  with Demand >1000 kw

M1, M2, M3 Class

Cost of Electricity

Price period Effective October 1, 2017 to April 30, 2018

You are paying either Fixed (Regulated) or Wholesale Market Rates

Non-residential consumers who are eligible for Regulated Price Plan

Consumption of first 600 kWh Block $ 0.077 / kWh
Consumption above 600 kWh Block $ 0.090 / kWh
If you are not designated as eligible for the Regulated Price Plan your Electricity cost will be calculated using an average rate based on consumption patterns within the local distribution service area.

When two blocks are shown on your bill, this means that your usage spanned a price change.

Non-Competitive Charges

*Where kw is indicated, charges are based on peak demand use the greater of 100% kw or 90% kva

Market Service Charge (Applicable Class B Customer) $ 0.0039 / kWh
Market Service Charge (Applicable Class A Customer) $ 0.0035 / kWh
Network- Interval Metered
$ 1.9141 / kw*
Connection - Interval Metered
$ 1.3969 / kw*
Distribution Volumetric Charge
-Regulated Price Plan
$1.5645 / kw*
Or
Distribution Volumetric Charge
-NON Regulated Price Plan
$1.5685 / kw*
Customer Charge $ 2,922.18 / month

 

Supply administration charge for customers who buy their electricity through Thunder Bay Hydro $ 0.25 / month

Debt Retirement Charges

based on consumption $ 0.0070 / kWh

**GS and M3 rate classes apply to the majority of our commercial customers. Your rates may vary slightly from these listed. Please call our Customer Service 343-1111 (press 1) for more information.


Loss Adjustment Factor

Total Loss Factor Secondary Metered Customers < 5,000 kW  1.0394
Total Loss Factor Primary Metered Customers < 5,000 kW      1.029

*Please see the Glossary > Delivery Charges for more information about the Loss Adjustment. 


Sentinel Lights

Price period Effective October 1, 2017 to April 30, 2018

Sentinel Lights (Distribution + Rental) $30.70 per month + HST


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 Thunder Bay Hydro's 2017 Rate Application EB-2016-0105

Thunder Bay Hydro's Board Approved Tariff of Rates and Charges EB-2016-0105 Effective Oct 1, 2017
(link will be made once posted by OEB)

Global Adjustment

This adjustment applies to business customers who pay the spot market price and customers who have signed a contract with a licensed electricity retailer. It appears as a separate line on their bill.

For customers who pay the Regulated Price Plan, it is factored into the rate set by the Ontario Energy Board, and does not appear as a separate line item.

Learn more about the global adjustment from the IESO. 

Glossary of Charges