Peaksaver PLUS customers need to re-program in-home-displays
TORONTO, May 1, 2014 /CNW/ - As of today, summer time-of-use (TOU) electricity rates are in effect. The Ontario Energy Board (OEB) regulates electricity prices and time periods, which change seasonally (summer and winter) to reflect seasonal consumption patterns. Toronto Hydro-Electric System (Toronto Hydro) collects these charges, on behalf of the Independent Electric System Operator (IESO) and other agencies, and passes them through to customers without mark-up. The average residential customer* will see an increase of approximately $2.83 per month for the summer season.
|These rates are in effect from May 1 - October 31.|
|Off-peak|| Weekdays 7pm to 7am
All day weekends and holidays
|Mid-peak||Weekdays 7am-11am and 5pm-7pm||11.2 ¢/kWh|
|Peak||Weekdays 11am-5pm||13.5 ¢/kWh|
Notice to peakSaver PLUS® customers: peaksaver PLUS customers using the free in-home energy device to monitor their electricity costs in real-time need to reprogram their device to reflect the new rates and time blocks.
Watch to see how it's done youtube.com/torontohydro. Also see the 'cheat sheet' for the start times of each peak period to help with programming the device.
To help lower consumption and offset rising electricity costs, Toronto Hydro encourages customers to take advantage of conservation programs and consider implementing the following conservation tips:
- Install more energy efficient lighting - CFL or LED lights
- Install a programmable thermostat
- Draw window blinds on hot sunny days to reduce heat gains
- Increase the temperature on the air conditioner(AC) and/or use a ceiling fan instead of the AC
- Use motion sensors and timers
- Wash laundry in cold water and during off-peak hours
About Toronto Hydro
Toronto Hydro-Electric System owns and operates an electricity distribution system, which delivers electricity to approximately 730,000 customers located in the city of Toronto. It is the largest municipal electricity distribution company in Canada and distributes approximately 18% of the electricity consumed in the province of Ontario.
* A residential customer who consumes 800 kWhs of electricity per month
Image with caption: "Notice to peakSaver PLUS® customers: peaksaver PLUS customers using the free in-home energy device to monitor their electricity costs in real-time need to reprogram their device to reflect the new rates and time blocks. (CNW Group/Toronto Hydro Corporation)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140501_C6136_PHOTO_EN_39860.jpg
SOURCE: Toronto Hydro Corporation
For further information:
Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited