TORONTO, May 27 /CNW/ - Today the Ontario Energy Board (the Board) announced electricity distribution rates for Chatham-Kent Hydro Inc. (Chatham-Kent). The new rates are effective May 1, 2010.
The delivery line of electricity bills will decrease by approximately 0.5% or $0.17 for Chatham-Kent's residential customers using 800 kWh per month. The delivery line represents about one-third of the total bill.
In its Decision, the Board updated Chatham-Kent's cost of capital and working capital allowance; and as a result of its settlement agreement with rate-payer representatives, Chatham-Kent reduced its operating expenses and fixed assets which reduced its revenue requirement from $15,825,336 to $15,576,133. The Board also approved changes to customer classes affecting commercial and industrial customers and approved disposing of certain deferral and variance account balances.
A table of the estimated bill impacts on residential consumers is available on our website at http://www.oeb.gov.on.ca/OEB/_Documents/2010EDR/bill_impacts_2010.pdf.
For more information please refer to the 2010 Electricity Distribution Rates Backgrounder on our website site at http://www.oeb.gov.on.ca/OEB/_Documents/Press+Releases/bckgrndr_2010.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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