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Valid November 1, 2018 to April 30, 2019

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Electricity Costs

All eligible customers are on the Time of Use Regulated Price Plan*

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 $ 0.094 / kWh
ON peak $ 0.132 / kWh
 
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 *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.

 Learn more about the global adjustment (This will result in a pdf download from the IESO)

Other Provincially Set Rates for those not on Time-Of-Use Pricing

Up to 1000 kWh $ 0.077
More than 1000 kWh $ 0.089

  All Thunder Bay Hydro residential customers are on Time-Of-Use Pricing

Delivery

These rates are valid May 1, 2018 to April 30, 2019

Network & Connection $ 0.0113 / kWh
Distribution Charge
-Regulated Price Plan customers
$ 0.0031 / kWh
OR
Distribution Charge
-NON Regulated Price Plan customers
$ 0.003 / kWh
Monthly Fixed Charge $ 22.80 / month

Regulatory Charges

Current Market Service Charge came into effect 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

 

Loss Adjustment Factor

Secondary metered customers < 5,000 kW 

  1.0394

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

Global Adjustment Modifier

**Qualifying non-RPP customers only $ - 0.04438 

Sentinel Lights

Price is effective July 1, 2017

Sentinel Lights (Distribution + Rental) $ 29.61 monthly + HST

 

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Thunder Bay Hydro's Board Approved Tariff of Rates and Charges EB-2016-0105 Effective Oct 1, 2017 

This collection of documents includes Thunder Bay Hydro Rate Application Case Number EB-2016-0105

 

Glossary of Charges


This is the cost of the electricity supplied to you during this billing period and is the part of the bill that is subject to competition by electricity retailers.

These are the costs of the Independent Market Operator administering the wholesale electricity system and maintaining the reliability of the provincial grid.

Visit ieso.ca for more information.

This charge pays down the debt of the former ONTARIO HYDRO.

Back in 2016, the charge was removed from Residential Account bills.

As of March 31, 2018, the charge was removed from Business Account bills.

Visit The Ontario Electricity Financial Corporation for more information.

Network and Connection charges originate from Hydro One and are passed on to you without a mark-up.

The price of generation in Ontario is set by a competitive market. Certain generators receive payments through regulation or contracts that differ from the market price. Your portion of the net adjustment arising from these different payments is included on your bill if you are with an electricity retailer.

Otherwise, it is included in the calculation of the Time of Use rates.

These are the costs of delivering electricity from generating stations across the Province to Thunder Bay. All the charges on the Delivery line of the bill are approved by the OEB.

Some of the charges are fixed at a set amount per month. Others are variable and increase or decrease depending on the amount of electricity you have used.

Distribution Charge:

Covers the cost to design, build, and maintain the power distribution system. This charge increases or decreases depending on the amount of electricity you have used.

Line Loss Adjustment:

When electricity is delivered over a power line, it is normal for a small amount of power to be consumed, or lost, as heat. This is called "line loss". In calculating your electricity costs for the billing period, your utility adjusts your consumption to account for those losses, using an adjustment factor that is approved by the OEB. This charge increases or decreases depending on the amount of electricity you have used.

Transmission Connection/Network Charge:

Network and Connection charges originate from Hydro One and are passed on to you without a mark-up. It is based on the cost Thunder Bay Hydro incurs to connect to Hydro One's transmission lines as well as the cost to transform electricity from the high-voltage used on the bulk transmission system to lower voltage used by Thunder Bay Hydro. This charge increases or decreases depending on the amount of electricity you have used.

Monthly Fixed Charge:

This charge is based on fixed costs such as meter reading, billing and administration. This charge is not affected by how much electricity you use.