OEB issues rate order on 2009 electricity distribution rates for Hydro One Networks

    TORONTO, June 1 /CNW/ - Today the Ontario Energy Board (the Board) issued
a Rate Order to reflect its Decision on 2009 electricity distribution rates
for Hydro One Networks Inc. (Hydro One). The new rates are effective May 1,
2009, but are not implemented until June 1, 2009.
    Hydro One applied to the Board for a rate adjustment to the delivery
portion of a customer's bill that would have resulted in an increase of about
4.3%. As a result of its review, the Board approved an adjustment that results
in an increase of about 3.4%. The delivery portion makes up approximately
one-third of the total bill.
    In a previous decision, the Board approved the harmonization of the rates
for Hydro One's legacy and acquired utilities through a phased process over
four years. Therefore, the bill impacts on the delivery portion of a
customer's bill resulting from this and the previous Board decision will vary
widely. A table of the estimated bill impacts on residential consumers is
available on the Board's website at
    For more information please refer to the 2009 Electricity Distribution
Rates Backgrounder on the Board's website site at

    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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For further information:

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

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