Toronto Hydro Reminder: Electricity Time-of-Use pricing is in effect
TORONTO, March 13, 2012 /CNW/ - Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited ("Toronto Hydro") is reminding customers that winter time-of-use (TOU) pricing is in effect during March Break. Families staying home are reminded that the TOU hours and prices are as follows:
|-||On-peak||7 a.m. - 11 a.m. weekdays||10.8¢/kWh|
|-||Mid-peak||11 a.m. - 5 p.m. weekdays||9.2¢/kWh|
|-||On-peak||5 p.m. - 7 p.m. weekdays||10.8¢/kWh|
|-||Off-peak||7 p.m. - 7 a.m. weekdays and all day on weekends||6.2¢/kWh|
The Ontario Energy Board regulates the prices and time periods, which change from summer to winter to better reflect seasonal consumption patterns. Toronto Hydro collects these charges on behalf of power producers.
Families are encouraged to look for ways to conserve by shifting their electricity use to off-peak hours when possible. March Break is an ideal time to teach young family members how to conserve energy at home and practise some low-cost energy saving tips.
If you plan to stay home over the March Break, remember to:
- Turn off lights, computers, TVs and other appliances when they are not needed.
- The weather in Toronto is mild this week. If the furnace is running, remember to keep all your exterior doors and windows tightly shut.
- Keep the draperies and shades on your south-facing windows open during the day to allow the sunlight to enter and heat your home. Keep them closed at night to reduce the chill you may feel from cold windows.
- Wash laundry after 7 p.m. and in cold water whenever possible. Always use cold water to rinse clothes.
- Avoid running small loads in your dishwasher to save money and set it to run after 7 p.m.
Toronto Hydro customers are encouraged to register on the TOU portal at torontohydro.com/tou to view their daily and hourly electricity usage. This is an easy to use tool that can help customers better understand their personalized usage, consider some conservation habits or sign-up for energy saving programs offered by the utility at torontohydro.com/conservation.
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The principal business of the Corporation and its subsidiaries is the distribution of electricity by Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited. Toronto Hydro-Electric System owns and operates an electricity distribution system, which delivers electricity to approximately 705,000 customers located in the City of Toronto. It is the largest municipal electricity distribution company in Canada and distributes approximately 19% of the electricity consumed in Ontario.
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