Ontario back to increasing Hydro Rates
During the course of the pandemic, the government of Ontario committed themselves to reducing hydro rates to the “off-peak hours”. This step was taken to help accommodate the lockdown lifestyle because everybody was expected to be indoors at all times except for essential workers. The government wanted to ease the additional expense of staying at home which was necessary during the pandemic. This “promotion” was extended multiple times throughout the past year and recently came to an end on the 23rd of February as stay at home orders began to loosen across Ontario.
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Accompanying the return to peak hour rates, OEB has also released a new time-of-use pricing rate (TOU) and a tiered pricing option. And it seems that cottage and seasonal homeowners keep getting the short end of the stick when it comes to electricity payments. BES is here to tell you these are not the only options available to you. There are many electricity options available that don’t require your dwelling to be fully dependent on the prices of the grid. A prime example is BES’s very own microgeneration wind turbine: The Anorra. Perfect for cottage country, tiny homes, and pretty much any rural residence that is looking to reduce their energy costs.
If you are interested in learning more about how your electricity bills are structured and calculated, click here. This online calculator gives a detailed breakdown comparing both payment options and also includes tax, delivery charges, and any other additional charges you may see on your electricity bill. Once you arrive at the link, be sure to select your utility. For example, most cottage owners in Ontario, would fall under Hydro One Networks INC: SEASONAL.
If you are interested in this game changer in wind energy generation, be sure to visit our booth at the Virtual Cottage Life Show by registering for free. The event is taking place between 26th-28th of March.
… oh and while you’re there, be sure to fill out our survey for a chance to win either 20$, 30$ or 50$ Tim Horton’s gift cards!