OEB issues Decision and Order on electricity distribution rates for Newmarket - Tay Power Distribution Ltd.



    TORONTO, April 23 /CNW/ - Today the Ontario Energy Board (the Board)
issued a Decision and Order on electricity distribution rates for
Newmarket-Tay Power Distribution Ltd.'s Newmarket Service Area. The new rates
are effective May 1, 2009.
    The impact on the delivery portion of the bill resulting from the
decision will result in a decrease of 4.1% or $1.75 for residential customers
using 1,000 kWh per month. The delivery portion makes up approximately
one-third of the total bill.
    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/2009EDR/bill_impacts_2009.pdf.
    For more information please refer to the 2009 Electricity Distribution
Rates Backgrounder on the Board's website site at
http://www.oeb.gov.on.ca/OEB/_Documents/Press+Releases/bckgrndr_edr.pdf.

    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, and works towards this vision through
regulation that is effective, fair and transparent. For more information on
the Board, please visit our website at www.oeb.gov.on.ca or contact the
Consumer Relations Centre at 416-314-2455 or toll-free at 1-877-632-2727.

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For further information:

For further information: Vanda Wall, Ontario Energy Board, (416)
440-8149


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