OEB issues rate order on 2009 electricity distribution rates for Toronto Hydro-Electricity System Limited

    TORONTO, April 16 /CNW/ - Today the Ontario Energy Board (the Board)
issued a Rate Order to reflect its Decision on 2009 electricity distribution
rates for Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited (Toronto Hydro). The new rates
are effective May 1, 2009.
    As a result of this Decision and Rate Order, the delivery portion of the
bill associated with the cost to distribute electricity will increase by
approximately 1.7% or $0.72 for Toronto Hydro residential customers using
1,000 kWh per month.
    In its Decision, the Board:
    -  Authorized the implementation of electricity distribution rates that
       were approved on May 15, 2008, which have been adjusted to reflect
       updated 2009 Cost of Capital parameters,
    -  Reduced the requested level of debt costs by about $800,000 or 0.2%
       due to the timing of a new debt issue,
    -  Approved new rate rider credits for the 12-month period starting
       May 1, 2009 that will result in a customer credit of about $0.83 per
       month for a typical residential customer.

    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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