TORONTO, Nov. 1, 2011 /CNW/ - Today, Toronto Hydro-Electric System
Limited ("Toronto Hydro") reminds its customers that winter rates are
now in effect. From November 1, 2011 - April 30, 2012, the time blocks
and prices have changed. This means that customers need to be aware of
when they are using electricity - shifting use to off-peak or mid-peak
periods can help manage electricity bills.
The Ontario Energy Board regulates the prices and time periods, which
change from summer to winter to better reflect seasonal consumption
patterns. Toronto Hydro collects these charges and passes them through
to power producers without mark-up.
Toronto Hydro customers are encouraged to register on the Time-of-Use
(TOU) portal to view their daily and hourly electricity usage. This is
an easy-to-use tool that can help customers better understand their
personalized usage and to think about conservation.
New prices are as follows:
On-peak (weekdays from 7-11 a.m. and from 5-7 p.m.) - 10.8 cents/kWh
Mid-peak (weekdays from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.) - 9.2 cents/kWh
Off-peak (weekdays from 7 p.m. - 7 a.m. and all day on weekends and
statutory holidays) - 6.2 cents/kWh
Customers interested in learning more about their electricity
consumption can sign up for Toronto Hydro's TOU website (www.torontohydro.com/tou). 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.
Using less means paying less. Visit: torontohydro.com/conservation.
About Toronto Hydro
Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited owns and operates an electricity
distribution system, which delivers electricity to approximately
705,000 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.
Time of Use - torontohydro.com/tou
Conservation - torontohydro.com/conservation
Twitter - twitter.com/torontohydro
Facebook - facebook.com/torontohydro
YouTube - youtube.com/torontohydro
SOURCE Toronto Hydro Corporation
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