Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited – 2025-2029 Electricity Distribution Rates

Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited
EB-2023-0195

Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited has applied to the Ontario Energy Board with a plan to set the amount it charges for electricity distribution in each of the five years beginning on January 1, 2025 and ending on December 31, 2029. Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited is also applying to clear several deferral and variance accounts by rate riders in each of these years. As part of this application, Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited has proposed a rate-setting formula and related elements that would set its distribution rates over this period. In subsequent rate applications, this formula would adjust the distribution rates for 2026 to 2029 period according to inflation and the other elements of that formula. If the application is approved as filed, the amount Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited charges for the typical residential customer using 750 kWh per month and for the typical General Service <50kW customer using 2000 kWh per month would increase in these years by the following amounts:

Year20252026202720282029
Residential Bill Impact (per month)$3.24$3.40$3.72$3.97$2.86
General Service < 50kW Bill Impact (per month)$14.18$9.24$9.61$10.67$7.29

Other customers, including businesses, are also affected. It is important to review the application carefully to determine whether you may be affected by these changes.

View Toronto Hydro’s 2024 electricity distribution rates application, EB-2023-0054, and their most recent rates rebasing application, EB-2018-0165.

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October 4, 2023
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Pre-Application

  • Application Hearing Plan / Stakeholder Session
November 17, 2023
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Application Hearing

  • Application and Evidence
  • Notice
  • Letters of Comment
  • Procedural Orders / Hearing Schedule
  • Interrogatories / Interrogatory Responses
  • Technical Conference
  • Issues List
  • Expert Evidence
  • Settlement Conference
  • Oral Hearing
  • Argument / Submissions
 
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Decision

  • Decision and Order
 
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Post-Decision

  • Draft Rate Order and Tariff Sheets
  • Cost Awards
  • Post-Hearing Activities

View the Expanded Timeline (pdf)

This application will be heard using the Cost-Based> $500 million Revenue Requirement performance standard. Find out more about OEB Performance Standards for Processing Applications and use the Application Planning Tool to assist you with an estimate of the milestones in this proceeding.

View the complete record for EB-2023-0195 through the OEB Advanced Regulatory Document Search (RDS).

 

Pre-Application

Stakeholder Session
  • Toronto Hydro Pre-filing Stakeholder Session – October 4, 2023

Application Hearing

Application and Evidence
Notice
Procedural Orders
Interrogatories / Interrogatory Responses

 

How is my utility performing?

View the OEB’s electricity utility scorecard for Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited. The scorecard can be used as a tool for consumers to assess for themselves the value of the service received from their electricity utility.

Use the bill calculator to estimate your monthly bill.

Participate

There are three ways to participate in the OEB hearing process: as an Intervenor, submitting a Letter of Comment or to Follow a Proceeding.

This table illustrates the different levels of participation.

Participation ActivitiesIntervenorLetter of CommentFollow a Proceeding
Receive OEB-issued documents by email
Submit a Letter of Comment
Listen to live broadcast of the oral hearing
Participate in oral hearing
Present Evidence
Respond to questions about evidence
Ask other parties to the proceeding questions
Provide argument

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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
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Or mail the below address with the reference number EB-2023-0195

Ontario Energy Board
P.O. Box 2319
2300 Yonge Street, 27th Floor
Toronto ON M4P 1E4
Attn: Registrar