OEB issues rate order on 2009 electricity distribution rates for Innisfil Hydro Distribution Systems Limited



    TORONTO, April 30 /CNW/ - Today the Ontario Energy Board (the Board)
issued a Rate Order to reflect its Decision on 2009 electricity distribution
rates for Innisfil Hydro Distribution Systems Limited (Innisfil). The new
rates are effective May 1, 2009.
    As a result of this Decision and Rate Order, the portion of the bill
associated with the cost to deliver electricity will increase by approximately
16.8% or $7.40 for Innisfil's residential customers using 1,000 kWh per month.
In its application Innisfil had requested an increase of approximately 16.9%.
The delivery portion represents about one-third of the total bill.
    Innisfil requested a revenue requirement of $8,241,691 for the 2009 rate
year. As a result of the Board Decision, Innisfil will recover a revenue
requirement of $8,108,455.

    
    In its Decision, the Board accepted Innisfil's proposal which included:
    -   a $1 million investment for urbanization including voltage
        conversion, area improvements and Hydro relocates in the Alcona area
        in conjunction with the Town of Innisfil,
    -   a $900,000 investment to extend a 44kV sub-transmission line to
        accommodate load growth,
    -   a $700,000 investment to rebuild and extend a 44kV sub-transmission
        line,
    -   a $990,000 investment in other system improvements and infrastructure
        replacements,
    -   increased operation, maintenance and administration costs mainly
        attributed to inflation, participation in a provincial safety
        program, training, and succession planning to address an aging
        workforce.
    

    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 toward this vision through regulation
that is effective, fair and transparent. For more information on the Board,
please visit our web 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.

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For further information:

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


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