TORONTO, Nov. 17, 2017 /CNW/ - The Ontario Energy Board (OEB) is bringing its rate review process to Thunder Bay. The province's energy regulator has received an application from Hydro One Remote Communities to increase its electricity rates by $1.55 per month for a typical year-round residential customer and $1.79 for a typical residential seasonal customer. Government-funded residential customers would see an increase ranging from $8.90 to $13.05 per month depending on whether the community can be accessed by year-round road/rail or air. This application may impact customer bills for the next five years, starting May 1, 2018.
The amounts requested by Hydro One Remote Communities in its application to the OEB relate to its electricity rates and do not reflect any credits or other changes resulting from the Fair Hydro Act, 2017.
The OEB will carefully review Hydro One Remote Communities' application. As part of its review, the OEB is holding a community meeting to help consumers:
- Learn more about Hydro One Remote Communities' costs and rate application
- Find out how the OEB will review the application
- Get involved and provide your comments about the application to the OEB
When: Wednesday, November 29, 2017 from 2 – 4 p.m. (Doors open at 1:30 p.m.)
How (three ways to participate):
- IN PERSON
Victoria Inn, 555 Arthur Street West, Thunder Bay, ON
Email us at ConsumerVoice@oeb.ca and we'll send you the link.
Pass code: 4784140#
Media are welcome to attend.
Consumers are invited to make a five-minute presentation at the meeting by first contacting the OEB at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 416-440-7605 or 1-877-632-2727 (toll-free within Ontario) and quoting file number EB-2017-0051.
For More Information
- How to get involved in the OEB's rate review processes, please visit: oeb.ca/participate.
- Hydro One Remote Communities' distribution rate application: http://www.rds.oeb.ca/HPECMWebDrawer/Record?q=CaseNumber=EB-2017-0051&sortBy=recRegisteredOn-&pageSize=400
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About the Ontario Energy Board
The OEB is the independent regulator of Ontario's electricity and natural gas sectors. It makes decisions that serve the public interest. Its goal is to promote a sustainable and efficient energy sector that provides consumers with reliable energy services at a reasonable cost.
For more information, please visit the OEB website at oeb.ca or contact us directly.
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