OEB Issues 2008 Electricity Distribution Rate Order for Toronto Hydro-Electric System Ltd.



    TORONTO, July 31 /CNW/ - Today the Ontario Energy Board (the Board)
issued a Rate Order for a Decision on a 2008 electricity distribution rate
application for Toronto Hydro-Electric System Ltd.
    A residential consumer using 1,000 kWh per month will see an increase of
approximately 0.75% on their total bill. The new rates will be implemented
August 1, 2008.
    A table of the estimated bill impacts on residential consumers is
available on the Board's website at
http://www.oeb.gov.on.ca/OEB/_Documents/2008EDR/bill_impacts_2008.pdf.
    Distribution rates are set to recover the cost to deliver electricity to
consumers and are based on an individual utility's cost of providing
electricity service. Distribution rates are reflected in the "Delivery" line
of consumers' bills.
    For more information please refer to the 2008 Electricity Distribution
Rates Backgrounder on the OEB website site at
http://www.oeb.gov.on.ca/OEB/_Documents/Press+Releases/bckgrndr_2008_EDR.

    The Ontario Energy Board regulates the province's electricity and natural
gas sectors in the public interest. It envisions a viable and efficient energy
sector with informed consumers served by responsive regulatory processes that
are effective, fair and transparent.
    For more information, visit the OEB website site at www.oeb.gov.on.ca or
contact the Consumer Relations Centre at 416-314-2455 or toll-free at
1-877-632-2727.





For further information:

For further information: Paul Crawford, Ontario Energy Board, (416)
440-7607


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