See how Ontario’s electricity rates stack up

We’re not the most expensive jurisdiction in North America. Ontarians pay lower electricity rates than some other Canadians, including those in Charlottetown, Regina and Halifax, as well as American customers in San Francisco, New York, and Boston.

With the help of our rate charts, which take into account the effects of the Ontario Fair Hydro Plan Act, 2017, you can see how your utility bill ranks against the rest of the province and some other Canadian and American cities. There are some important considerations to keep in mind as you review the data. For example:

  • The residential rate charts are based on a typical customer’s consumption of 750 kWh per month.
  • For using the same amount of electricity, a resident of Fort Frances would pay $84.23 before taxes compared to $112.05 for a Lakeland Power Distribution customer in Parry Sound.
  • Ontario was an early mover in advancing renewable technologies like wind and solar when the infrastructure costs were relatively high. In many other jurisdictions, those investments will have to be made eventually. 
  • Ontarians living in cities such as Toronto pay less for electricity than residents of Charlottetown, Regina and Halifax, but more than people living in Calgary, Vancouver and Montreal. Provinces such as Quebec and British Columbia have access to less costly sources of power generation than Ontario.

We’re committed to providing reliable, accurate information to help you better understand your bill. If you’re a residential or small business customer, these comparisons will be helpful. 

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