Hydro One Remote Communities Inc. has applied to the Ontario Energy Board to raise its electricity rates effective May 1, 2023. If the application is approved as filed
- a year-round (Non-standard A) residential customer consuming 750 kWh would see an increase of approximately $3.66 per month
- a seasonal (Non-standard A) residential customer consuming 750 kWh would see an increase of $4.21 per month
- a general service (Non-Standard A) single phase and three phase customer consuming 2,000 kWh would see an increase of approximately $9.77 and $10.11 per month, respectively
- a Government funded (Standard A) residential customer consuming 750 kWh would see an increase ranging from $20.48 to $30.03 per month, depending on whether the community can be accessed by all season roads, by rail or by air
- a Government funded (Standard A) general service customer consuming 2000 kWh would see an increase ranging from $57.00 to $82.40 per month, depending on whether the community can be accessed by all season roads, by rail or by air
Other customers may also be affected.
Hydro One Remote Communities Inc. is also seeking approval for certain capital and operating costs arising from its integration with the Wataynikaneyap Transmission Project, which is expected to connect 10 remote communities that are currently served by Hydro One Remote Communities Inc. to the provincial grid by 2024. These impacts are reflected in the above noted bill impacts.
Hydro One Remote Communities Inc. is also seeking approval to eliminate two services charges, exemption from Account 1588 and that the Remote and Rural Rate Protection Operating amount approved for 2023 be adjusted each year by an OEB-approved escalation factor.
It is important to review the application carefully to determine whether you may be affected by these changes.
- Submit a Letter of Comment or follow the application - see the links at the bottom of the page
- Electricity Rates
- See the OEB's notice of application
- See the application
- See all documents related to this application
The above links will take you to our document repository
Details and Updates
The OEB has issued a Decision and Rate Order on an Application for electricity rates and proposed revenue requirement beginning May 1, 2023.
Submit a letter of comment
You can submit a letter of comment that will be considered by the panel deciding the application. Unless the notice states otherwise, your letter of comment will be accepted until the record of the proceeding is closed (which usually occurs with the filing of the applicant’s final reply argument). However, you are encouraged to submit your letter as early in the process as you can. Depending on timing of receipt of letters of comment, the applicant will typically provide a respond to the issues raised in those letters. Your letter will be provided directly to the panel of Commissioners who will be deciding whether the application is approved. The panel will consider your comments in reaching their decision. The panel will only be able to consider comments which relate to issues which are within the authority of the OEB and relevant to the issues being considered by the panel.
More about commenting and privacy
More about commenting and privacy
All letters of comment sent to the OEB are placed on the public record. This means the letters can be seen at our offices and will be placed on our website. Before the letter of comment is placed on the public record, all personal (i.e. not business) contact information is removed, such as the individual's address, fax and phone numbers, and email address. The individual's name and the content of the letter will become part of the public record..
If you would like a response from the applicant, please send a copy of your letter directly to the applicant, including your contact information. The OEB removes your contact information from your letter for privacy reasons before it is posted to our website.Show less