OEB announces 2010 electricity distribution rates for Oakville Hydro
Electricity Distribution Inc.

TORONTO, April 30 /CNW/ - Today the Ontario Energy Board (the Board) announced electricity distribution rates for Oakville Hydro Electricity Distribution Inc. (Oakville Hydro). The new rates are effective May 1, 2010.

The delivery line of electricity bills will decrease by approximately 3.8% or $1.36 for Oakville Hydro's residential customers using 800 kWh per month. The delivery line represents about one-third of the total bill.

Oakville Hydro requested $33,949,170 to cover its costs for the 2010 rate year. As a result of the Board's alternate dispute resolution process, Oakville Hydro reached a settlement with intervenors in the application which the Board approved. Oakville Hydro's approved settlement agreement will recover a revenue requirement of $31,136,649.

    The settlement agreement:

    -   Reduced Oakville Hydro's 2010 operations, maintenance and
        administration costs by $1,485,458, from $13,114,261 to $11,628,803;
    -   Reduced Oakville Hydro's capital expenditures by $498,046;
    -   Updated the cost of capital to incorporate the Board's recent cost of
        capital parameters;
    -   Will return $7,386,841 to Oakville Hydro's ratepayers, over a period
        ending April 30, 2013, to clear certain deferral and variance account

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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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 1-877-632-2727

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