OEB issues rate order on electricity distribution rates for Dutton Hydro
service area

TORONTO, Feb. 22 /CNW/ - Today the Ontario Energy Board (the Board) issued a Rate Order to reflect its Decision on electricity distribution rates for Middlesex Power Distribution Corporation's (Middlesex) Dutton Hydro Service area (Dutton). The application was for rate adjustments relating to 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009. The new rates are effective March 1, 2010.

As a result of this Rate Order, the portion of the bill associated with the cost to distribute electricity for a typical residential customer using 1,000 kWh per month will increase by approximately $8.42 per month.

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: Media Inquiries, Vanda Wall, Ontario Energy Board, (416) 544-5171; Public Inquiries, (416) 314-2455, Or 1-877-632-272


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