Tiered Rates

With Tiered Pricing, you can use a certain amount of electricity each month at a lower price. Once that limit (threshold) is exceeded, a higher price applies.

  • The monthly Tier threshold for residential customers changes twice a year:
    • 600 kWh during the summer period (May 1 to October 31);
    • 1,000 kWh during the winter period (November 1 to April 30).
  • The monthly Tier threshold for small business customers is 750 kWh all year round.

Tiered pricing rates are set by the Ontario Energy Board.

  • For Time-of-Use Pricing, Tiered Pricing, and Ultra-Low Overnight Pricing, Alectra Utilities passes this cost through to you, without mark-up, and pays it directly to our suppliers.
  • Customers who have signed a contract with an energy retailer pay the price stated in their contract plus the Global Adjustment.

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Residential and Small Business customers can choose from three pricing options: Time-of-Use Pricing, Tiered Pricing, or Ultra-Low Overnight Pricing

You can find more information on how to Choose Your Rate Option to help you make an informed choice about which electricity price plan is right for you.


 

Tiered Thresholds

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 - November 1, 2023 to April 30, 2024

ThresholdPricing

Up to 1,000 kilowatt hours used in 30 days

10.3¢ per kilowatt hour

Remaining kilowatt hours used in 30 days 12.5¢ per kilowatt hour

Previous Rates - May 1 to October 31, 2023

ThresholdPricing

Up to 600 kilowatt hours used in 30 days

8.7¢ per kilowatt hour

Remaining kilowatt hours used in 30 days 10.3¢ per kilowatt hour

Previous Rates - November 1, 2022 to April 30, 2023

ThresholdPricing

Up to 1,000 kilowatt hours used in 30 days

8.7¢ per kilowatt hour

Remaining kilowatt hours used in 30 days 10.3¢ per kilowatt hour

Previous Rates - May 1 to October 31, 2022

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 8 to April 30, 2022

February 8, 2022 - Time-of-Use and Tiered prices have resumed.

January 18 through February 7, 2022, electricity prices were set at the off-peak price of 8.2¢/kWh, 24 hours per day for all regulated price plan customers. The off-peak rate was applied automatically to residential, small businesses and farms who pay Time-of-Use or Tiered prices set by the Ontario Energy Board.

On February 8, 2022, RPP Tiered prices resumed:

ThresholdPricing

Up to 1000 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 - January 18 to February 7, 2022

Rate Changes for Residential and Small Business Customers Effective January 18, 2022

From January 18, 2022 through February 7, 2022, the government of Ontario is implementing a discounted RPP rate for residential and small business customers of 8.2¢/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

8.2¢ per kilowatt hour

Remaining kilowatt hours used in 30 days 8.2¢ 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 using the Self-Declaration form for Multi-Unit Premises and Price Plan Election. 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 - November 1, 2023 to April 30, 2024

    ThresholdPricing

    Up to 1,000 kilowatt hours used in 30 days

    10.3¢ per kilowatt hour

    Remaining kilowatt hours used in 30 days 12.5¢ per kilowatt hour

    Previous Rates - May 1 to October 31, 2023

    ThresholdPricing

    Up to 600 kilowatt hours used in 30 days

    8.7¢ per kilowatt hour

    Remaining kilowatt hours used in 30 days 10.3¢ per kilowatt hour

    Previous Rates - November 1, 2022 to April 30, 2023

    ThresholdPricing

    Up to 1,000 kilowatt hours used in 30 days

    8.7¢ per kilowatt hour

    Remaining kilowatt hours used in 30 days 10.3¢ per kilowatt hour

    Previous Rates - May 1 to October 31, 2022

    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 8 to April 30, 2022

    February 8, 2022 - Time-of-Use and Tiered prices have resumed.

    January 18 through February 7, 2022, electricity prices were set at the off-peak price of 8.2¢/kWh, 24 hours per day for all regulated price plan customers. The off-peak rate was applied automatically to residential, small businesses and farms who pay Time-of-Use or Tiered prices set by the Ontario Energy Board.

    On February 8, 2022, RPP Tiered prices resumed:

    ThresholdPricing

    Up to 1000 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 - January 18 to February 7, 2022

    Rate Changes for Residential and Small Business Customers Effective January 18, 2022

    From January 18, 2022 through February 7, 2022, the government of Ontario is implementing a discounted RPP rate for residential and small business customers of 8.2¢/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

    8.2¢ per kilowatt hour

    Remaining kilowatt hours used in 30 days 8.2¢ 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 - November 1, 2023 to October 31, 2024

ThresholdPricing

Up to 750 kilowatt hours used in 30 days

10.3¢ per kilowatt hour

Remaining kilowatt hours used in 30 days

12.5¢ per kilowatt hour

Previous Rates - November 1, 2022 to October 31, 2023

ThresholdPricing

Up to 750 kilowatt hours used in 30 days

8.7¢ per kilowatt hour

Remaining kilowatt hours used in 30 days

10.3¢ per kilowatt hour

Previous Rates - February 8 to October 31, 2022

February 8, 2022 - Time-of-Use and Tiered prices have resumed.

January 18 through February 7, 2022, electricity prices were set at the off-peak price of 8.2¢/kWh, 24 hours per day for all regulated price plan customers. The off-peak rate was applied automatically to residential, small businesses and farms who pay Time-of-Use or Tiered prices set by the Ontario Energy Board.

On February 8, 2022, RPP Tiered prices resumed:

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 - January 18 to February 7, 2022

Rate Changes for Residential and Small Business Customers Effective January 18, 2022

From January 18, 2022 through February 7, 2022, the government of Ontario is implementing a discounted RPP rate for residential and small business customers of 8.2¢/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

8.2¢ per kilowatt hour

Remaining kilowatt hours used in 30 days

8.2¢ per kilowatt hour