OEB issues rate order on 2009 electricity distribution rates for West Perth
Power Inc.

TORONTO, Oct. 28 /CNW/ - Today the Ontario Energy Board (the Board) issued a Rate Order to reflect its Decision on 2009 electricity distribution rates for West Perth Power Inc. The new rates are effective November 1, 2009.

The impact on the delivery portion of the bill resulting from the decision will result in an increase of 2.6% 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 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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SOURCE Ontario Energy Board

For further information: For further information: Vanda Wall, Ontario Energy Board, (416) 544-5171


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