Tiered Rates

If you are on Regulated Price Plan Tiered Pricing, your consumption in kilowatt hours (kWh) is separated into two price tiers under the Ontario government's Regulated Price Plan.

Residential Customers 

Residential customers on Tiered Pricing are charged one rate for the electricity used in 30 days below a set threshold. Any electricity consumed above the threshold in the 30 days is charged at a different rate.

  • Summer Price Threshold = 600 kilowatt hours per 30 days during the summer season - May 1 - October 31
  • Winter Price Threshold = 1,000 kilowatt hours per 30 days during the winter season - November 1 to April 30

Current Rates - May 1 to October 31, 2021

ThresholdPricing

Up to 600 kilowatt hours used in 30 days

9.8¢ per kilowatt hour

Remaining kilowatt hours used in 30 days 11.5¢ per kilowatt hour

Previous Rates - February 23 to April 30, 2021

Electricity Rate Changes for Residential and Small Business Customers Effective February 23, 2021

From January 1 through February 22, 2021, the government of Ontario implemented a discounted RPP rate for residential and small business customers of 8.5¢/kWh. This rate was in place regardless of whether your rate plan is Tiered or Time-of-Use.

On February 23, 2021, RPP Tiered prices resumed:

ThresholdPricing

Up to 1000 kilowatt hours used in 30 days

10.1¢ per kilowatt hour

Remaining kilowatt hours used in 30 days 11.8¢ per kilowatt hour

Previous Rates - January 1 to February 22, 2021

Rate Changes for Residential and Small Business Customers Effective January 1, 2021

From January 1, 2021 through February 22, 2021, the government of Ontario is implementing a discounted RPP rate for residential and small business customers of 8.5¢/kWh. This rate will be in place all day, every day, regardless of whether your rate plan is Tiered or Time of Use.

This rate will be applied automatically, and it will not affect your rate option (Tiered or TOU) once the discounted rate expires; you are not required to do anything.

ThresholdPricing

Up to 1000 kilowatt hours used in 30 days

8.5¢ per kilowatt hour

Remaining kilowatt hours used in 30 days 8.5¢ per kilowatt hour

Previous Rates - November 1 to December 31, 2020

ThresholdPricing

Up to 1000 kilowatt hours used in 30 days

12.6¢ per kilowatt hour

Remaining kilowatt hours used in 30 days 14.6¢ per kilowatt hour

Previous Rates - November 1, 2019 to October 31, 2020 

ThresholdPricing

Up to 1000 kilowatt hours used in 30 days

11.9¢ per kilowatt hour

Remaining kilowatt hours used in 30 days 13.9¢ per kilowatt hour
Multi-Residential Buildings

Customers with more than one dwelling unit as defined under the Condominium Act, Tenant Protection Act or the Co-operative Corporation Act can declare this information to Guelph Hydro / Alectra Utilities in writing used the Self-Declaration form for Multi-Unit Premises. Tiered Pricing rates will be applied according to the number of units (not applicable under Time-of-Use prices).

Multi-Residential Units on Tiered Pricing are charged one rate for the electricity used in 30 days per unit below a set threshold. Any electricity consumed above the threshold in the 30 days per unit is charged at a different rate.

  • Summer Price Threshold = 600 kilowatt hours per 30 days during the summer season - May 1 - October 31
  • Winter Price Threshold = 1,000 kilowatt hours per 30 days during the winter season - November 1 to April 30

    Current Rates - May 1 to October 31, 2021

    ThresholdPricing

    Up to 600 kilowatt hours used in 30 days

    9.8¢ per kilowatt hour

    Remaining kilowatt hours used in 30 days 11.5¢ per kilowatt hour

    Previous Rates - February 23 to April 30, 2021

    Electricity Rate Changes for Residential and Small Business Customers Effective February 23, 2021

    From January 1 through February 22, 2021, the government of Ontario implemented a discounted RPP rate for residential and small business customers of 8.5¢/kWh. This rate was in place regardless of whether your rate plan is Tiered or Time-of-Use.

    On February 23, 2021, RPP Tiered prices resumed:

    ThresholdPricing

    Up to 1000 kilowatt hours used in 30 days

    10.1¢ per kilowatt hour

    Remaining kilowatt hours used in 30 days 11.8¢ per kilowatt hour

    Previous Rates - January 1 to February 22, 2021

    Rate Changes for Residential and Small Business Customers Effective January 1, 2021

    From January 1, 2021 through February 22, 2021, the government of Ontario is implementing a discounted RPP rate for residential and small business customers of 8.5¢/kWh. This rate will be in place all day, every day, regardless of whether your rate plan is Tiered or Time of Use.

    This rate will be applied automatically, and it will not affect your rate option (Tiered or TOU) once the discounted rate expires; you are not required to do anything.

    ThresholdPricing

    Up to 1000 kilowatt hours used in 30 days

    8.5¢ per kilowatt hour

    Remaining kilowatt hours used in 30 days 8.5¢ per kilowatt hour

    Previous Rates - November 1 to December 31, 2020

    ThresholdPricing

    Up to 1000 kilowatt hours used in 30 days

    12.6¢ per kilowatt hour

    Remaining kilowatt hours used in 30 days 14.6¢ per kilowatt hour

    Previous Rates - November 1, 2019 to October 31, 2020 

    ThresholdPricing

    Up to 1000 kilowatt hours used in 30 days

    11.9¢ per kilowatt hour

    Remaining kilowatt hours used in 30 days 13.9¢ per kilowatt hour
Commercial Customers

Commercial customers on Tiered Pricing are charged one rate for the electricity used in 30 days below a set threshold. Any electricity consumed above the threshold in the 30 days is charged at a different rate.

  • Summer Price Threshold = 750 kilowatt hours per 30 days during the summer season - May 1 - October 31
  • Winter Price Threshold = 750 kilowatt hours per 30 days during the winter season - November 1 to April 30

Current Rates - May 1 to October 31, 2021

ThresholdPricing

Up to 750 kilowatt hours used in 30 days

9.8¢ per kilowatt hour

Remaining kilowatt hours used in 30 days

11.5¢ per kilowatt hour

Previous Rates - February 23 to April 30, 2021

Electricity Rate Changes for Residential and Small Business Customers Effective February 23, 2021

From January 1 through February 22, 2021, the government of Ontario implemented a discounted RPP rate for residential and small business customers of 8.5¢/kWh. This rate was in place regardless of whether your rate plan is Tiered or Time-of-Use.

On February 23, 2021, RPP Tiered prices resumed:

ThresholdPricing

Up to 750 kilowatt hours used in 30 days

10.1¢ per kilowatt hour

Remaining kilowatt hours used in 30 days

11.8¢ per kilowatt hour

Previous Rates - January 1 to February 22, 2021

Rate Changes for Residential and Small Business Customers Effective January 1, 2021

From January 1, 2021 through February 22, 2021, the government of Ontario is implementing a discounted RPP rate for residential and small business customers of 8.5¢/kWh. This rate will be in place all day, every day, regardless of whether your rate plan is Tiered or Time of Use.

This rate will be applied automatically, and it will not affect your rate option (Tiered or TOU) once the discounted rate expires; you are not required to do anything.

ThresholdPricing

Up to 750 kilowatt hours used in 30 days

8.5¢ per kilowatt hour

Remaining kilowatt hours used in 30 days

8.5¢ per kilowatt hour

Previous Rates - November 1 to December 31, 2020

ThresholdPricing

Up to 750 kilowatt hours used in 30 days

12.6¢ per kilowatt hour

Remaining kilowatt hours used in 30 days

14.6¢ per kilowatt hour

Previous Rates - November 1, 2019 to October 31, 2020

ThresholdPricing

Up to 750 kilowatt hours used in 30 days

11.9¢ per kilowatt hour

Remaining kilowatt hours used in 30 days

13.9¢ per kilowatt hour