Ontario Electricity Rebate (OER)

Effective November 1, 2019, certain changes will be introduced to electricity bills as a result of recent regulatory amendments to O.Reg. 363/16 and O.Reg. 364/16 made under the Ontario Rebate for Electricity Consumers Act, 2016. In particular, the Ontario government’s new Ontario Electricity Rebate will come into force as a new on-bill line item.

The new Ontario Electricity Rebate will replace the former 8% Provincial Rebate as well as the rate reduction previously provided through Global Adjustment (GA) Refinancing.

The updated bills will display:

  • The Ontario Electricity Rebate (OER) – the new provincial rebate that replaces the former 8% Provincial rebate and the rate reduction previously provided through GA Refinancing under the previous Fair Hydro Plan.
  • Updated electricity prices under the OEB’s Regulated Price Plan that show the true cost of power.
  • A separate statement that summarizes total Ontario support on the bill for customers who receive support from multiple provincial programs.

Additional information about the Ontario Electricity Rebate is available at https://www.ontario.ca/page/changes-your-electricity-bill

Ontario Electricity Rebate Effective November 1, 2019

Effective November 1, 2019, the Province of Ontario replaced the 8% Provincial Rebate with a new Ontario Electricity Rebate (“OER”). 

Update: Effective November 1, 2021 the OER Rebate reduces from 18.9% to 17%.

Click here to download the Ontario Electricity Rebate Eligibility Form 

   

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