Take a Break this Long Weekend with Off-Peak Electricity Rates

TORONTO, May 17, 2013 /CNW/ - The first long weekend of the season is (finally) here, and it can be a busy time. Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited (Toronto Hydro) is reminding customers to take a break and enjoy OFF-PEAK rates - the lowest electricity price all weekend long.

The following dates are designated OFF-PEAK at 6.7 cents/kWh all day long:

  • Saturday, May 18
  • Sunday, May 19
  • Monday, May 20

Time Of Use (TOU) rates are designed to encourage customers to shift their electricity use to off-peak periods to help better manage their bills. Shifting electricity use also helps reduce strain on the grid during periods when electricity consumption is at its peak. Customers interested in learning more about their electricity consumption can sign up for Toronto Hydro's TOU website (torontohydro.com/tou) to view their personal electricity usage on an hourly, daily and weekly basis. The data is updated as recently as the previous day.

Many residents may find themselves packing their bags this weekend as this is also one of the busiest times for moving across the city. To make life a little easier, customers can sign up for the newly launched My TorontoHydro portal. This online portal gives customers fast and secure access to bills, payment history, account details and more. Customers can perform account moves online, 24 hours-a-day from the comfort of their homes.

In addition to performing moves online, customers that register for My TorontoHydro can:

  • Manage accounts wherever they are;
  • Get account details immediately;
  • See bills at a glance;
  • Arrange for 'set-it-and-forget-it' payments; and
  • Complete landlord requests for unit consumption records.

Electricity conservation is an important focus for Toronto Hydro. In 2012, the company saved over 116,000 MWh through its conservation and demand management (CDM) programs, resulting in a total demand reduction of approximately 53 MW. For more information on Toronto Hydro's CDM programs visit torontohydro.com/conservation.

About Toronto Hydro

Toronto Hydro-Electric System owns and operates an electricity distribution system, which delivers electricity to approximately 719,000 customers located in the City of Toronto. It is the largest municipal electricity distribution company in Canada and distributes approximately 19% of the electricity consumed in the Province of Ontario.

Our World. Our City. Our Responsibility. See what we are doing to be safe, reliable and sustainable at torontohydro.com/responsibility

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SOURCE: Toronto Hydro Corporation

For further information:

Tanya Bruckmueller, Toronto Hydro-Electric System

W: 416-542-2621
C: 416-903-0440

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