Time-of-Use Rates for Electricity

Most residential and small business customers have a smart meter and pay Time‐of-Use (TOU) rates for electricity. There are three TOU price periods: On-peak, Mid-peak, and Off-peak. TOU price periods change twice a year in summer (May 1 to October 31) and in winter (November 1 to April 30).

The electricity you use from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. every day, and all day on weekends and holidays, is the lowest TOU price all year round. With TOU pricing, you can help manage your electricity costs by shifting your usage to lower price periods when possible.

TOU 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.

 


 

Current Rates - November 1, 2023 to April 30, 2024

The chart below shows the Time-of-Use rates effective November 1, 2023:

Time-of-Use RatesPricing
Green Time-of-Use Off Peak Off-Peak - 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. and all day weekends and holidays 8.7¢ per kilowatt hour
Yellow Time-of-Use Mid-Peak Mid-Peak - 11 a.m to 5 p.m. 12.2¢ per kilowatt hour
Red Time-of-Use On-Peak On-Peak - 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

18.2¢ per kilowatt hour

Previous Rates - May 1 to October 31, 2023

 The chart below shows the Time-of-Use rates effective May 1, 2023:
Time-of-Use RatesPricing
Green Time-of-Use Off Peak Off-Peak - 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. and all day weekends and holidays 7.4¢ per kilowatt hour
Yellow Time-of-Use Mid-Peak Mid-Peak - 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. 10.2¢ per kilowatt hour
Red Time-of-Use On-Peak On-Peak - 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

15.1¢ per kilowatt hour

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

The chart below shows the Time-of-Use rates effective November 1, 2022:

Time-of-Use RatesPricing
Off-Peak hours 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Weekdays and all day Weekends and Holidays Off-Peak - 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. and all day weekends and holidays 7.4¢ per kilowatt hour
Mid-Peak hours 11 a.m to 5 p.m. Weekdays Mid-Peak - 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 10.2¢ per kilowatt hour
On-Peak hours 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Weekdays On-Peak - 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

15.1¢ per kilowatt hour

Previous Rates - May 1 to October 31, 2022

The chart below shows the Time-of-Use rates effective May 1, 2022:

Time-of-Use RatesPricing
Off-Peak hours 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Weekdays and all day Weekends and Holidays Off-Peak - 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. and all day weekends and holidays 8.2¢ per kilowatt hour
Mid-Peak hours 11 a.m to 5 p.m. Weekdays Mid-Peak - 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. 11.3¢ per kilowatt hour
On-Peak hours 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Weekdays On-Peak - 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

17.0¢ 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 Time-of-Use prices resumed:

Time-of-Use RatesPricing
Off-Peak hours 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Weekdays and all day Weekends and Holidays Off-Peak - 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. and all day weekends and holidays 8.2¢ per kilowatt hour
Mid-Peak hours 11 a.m to 5 p.m. Weekdays Mid-Peak - 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 11.3¢ per kilowatt hour
On-Peak hours 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Weekdays On-Peak - 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

17.0¢ 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.

Time-of-Use RatesPricing
Off-Peak hours 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Weekdays and all day Weekends and Holidays Off-Peak - 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. and all day weekends and holidays 8.2¢ per kilowatt hour
Mid-Peak hours 11 a.m to 5 p.m. Weekdays Mid-Peak - 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 8.2¢ per kilowatt hour
On-Peak hours 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Weekdays On-Peak - 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

8.2¢ per kilowatt hour