TORONTO, June 30, 2011 /CNW/ - Toronto Hydro's time-of-use website flags
rates as red, yellow or green, depending on the time of day. Green
means "lowest price off-peak" and it's a green tag - not a red tag -
weekend for Toronto Hydro-Electric System customers on Time-of-Use
The following dates are designated off-peak, green, periods:
Friday, July 1
Saturday, July 2
Sunday, July 3
Time-of-Use rates are designed to encourage customers to shift their
electricity use to off-peak periods; this helps reduce strain on the
grid for periods when electricity consumption is at its peak and
encourages conservation during higher pricing periods to help customers
manage bill costs. In the summer, we traditionally have just one peak
period in the middle of the day between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. The current
rates are: highest price (on-peak) at 10.7 cents/kWh, mid price
(mid-peak) at 8.9 cents/kWh and the lowest price (off-peak) at 5.9
Customers interested in learning more about their electricity
consumption can sign up for Toronto Hydro's TOU website (www.torontohydro.com/tou) to view their personal electricity usage on an hourly, daily and
weekly basis. The data is updated as recently as the previous day.
We've also added new usage alerts, which are e-mailed to customers to
help them track and predict their electricity use.
Green your Summer!
Warmer weather doesn't have to mean higher electricity bills. Now there
are even more ways to manage your bill without compromising your
Go Green and Get Incentives (1):
Take advantage of one of Toronto Hydro's numerous conservation programs
and get incentives!
Get rid of that old second fridge or freezer, free of charge, with the
Fridge & Freezer Pickup program.
Replace inefficient air conditioners or furnaces and receive incentives
up to $650 with the Heating & Cooling Incentive program.
Get an on-bill credit by signing up to peaksaver®.
Download and redeem money saving coupons on energy efficient products at
Service your air conditioner so it's operating as efficiently as
Seal your air ducts with duct tape to minimize air leaks for heating and
Caulk, weather strip and insulate to reduce your heating and cooling
bills by as much as 25 per cent.
Install blinds or plant trees around the house to create shade and
minimize the need for air conditioning.
Install a programmable thermostat that automatically adjusts the
temperature when you're not home.
Turn your heating and cooling system off on warmer spring days when you
don't need it and when opening the windows to air-out your home.
For more information on these and other programs, visit: torontohydro.com/conservation
About Toronto Hydro
Toronto Hydro Corporation is a holding company, which wholly-owns two
Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited - which distributes electricity
and engages in Conservation and Demand Management ("CDM") activities;
Toronto Hydro Energy Services Inc. - which provides street lighting
The principal business of the Corporation and its subsidiaries is the
distribution of electricity by Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited.
Toronto Hydro-Electric System owns and operates an electricity
distribution system, which delivers electricity to approximately
703,000 customers located in the City of Toronto. It is the largest
municipal electricity distribution company in Canada and distributes
approximately 19% of the electricity consumed in Ontario.
The information in these materials is based on information currently
available to Toronto Hydro Corporation and its affiliates (together
hereinafter referred to as "Toronto Hydro"), and is provided for
information purposes only. Toronto Hydro does not warrant the accuracy,
reliability, completeness or timeliness of the information and
undertakes no obligation to revise or update these materials. Toronto
Hydro (including its directors, officers, employees, agents and
subcontractors) hereby waives any and all liability for damages of
whatever kind and nature which may occur or be suffered as a result of
the use of these materials or reliance on the information therein.
Sources: (1) Ontario Power Authority and (2) Natural Resources Canada
SOURCE Toronto Hydro Corporation
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