Ontario Extend Off-Peak Electricity Rates

By: Laura Steiner
The province of Ontario is extending its off-peak electricity rate until February 22, 2021.  The off-peak rate of 8.5 cents/ kilowatt hour will apply 24 hours a day for all Time-Of-Use and tired customers.
“We know staying at home means using more electricity during the day when electricity prices are higher, that’s why we are once again extend the off-peak electricity rate to provide households, small business and farms with stable and predictable electricity bills when they need it the most,” Minster of Energy, Northern Development and Mines Greg Rickford said.  The off-peak rate has been in place since January 1, 2021, and will have been in place 53 days by the time it ends February 22.
Ontario has announced its gradual reopening.  Effective today, three Public Health Units (PHUs) will have returned to the green zone under the provincial framework.  28 more will enter the colour-coded classifications February 16 including Halton.  The remaining hotspots of Peel, Toronto, and York are expected to reopen effective February 22, 2021.