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Debt Retirement Charge Exemption

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The Ontario government has announced the removal of the Debt Retirement Charge (DRC) for residential rate customers.  It is scheduled to begin after December 31, 2015.  

Business Exemption Available

Non- residential rate classed customers who have at least one eligible residential unit can also be exempted from paying the DRC for up to 1,500 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of monthly consumption per residential unit.  You must apply for this.


More information about eligibility is found on the Application and Declaration for Debt Retirement Charge Exemption form.  Please fill in one form per service address.  



More Information

For a copy of the full regulation regarding Debt Retirement Charge, please visit the Ontario E-Laws website. 

For information about how your local utility is required to present your electricity bill, visit Information on Invoices to Low-Volume Consumers of Electricity on the Ontario E-law website.