2018 Distribution Rate Application

Hydro One Networks Inc.
EB-2017-0049

Hydro One Networks Inc. has applied to the Ontario Energy Board to raise its electricity distribution rates effective January 1, 2018 and continuing each year for another 4 years, until December 31, 2022. If the application is approved, a typical residential customer of Hydro One Networks Inc., using 750 kWh per month, would see increases as set out in the table below: 

2018 an increase of $2.79 per month 
2019 an increase of $2.47 per month 
2020 an increase of $2.31 per month 
2021 an increase of $1.95 per month 
2022 an increase of $2.23 per month 

Other customers, including businesses, may be affected as well.

Hydro One Networks Inc. has also acquired the electricity distribution assets of Norfolk Power, Haldimand County Hydro and Woodstock Hydro. The distribution rates for the former customers of these distributors will remain frozen at current levels until December 31, 2020.  As part of this application, on January 1, 2021, and January 1, 2022, the distribution rates for these customers will also be increasing.

If the application is approved, a typical former residential customer of these three distributors, using 750 kWh per month, would see increases as set out in the table below:

  • Norfolk Power - $3.18 per month in 2021, $1.09 per month in 2022
  • Haldimand County Hydro - $4.52 per month in 2021, $1.09 per month in 2022
  • Woodstock Hydro - $1.08 per month in 2021, $0.84 per month in 2022

Other former customers of these distributors, including businesses, may be affected as well.

Hydro One Networks Inc. has also applied for new service charges and for adjustments to many of its specific service charges, including increases to charges for the collection of accounts, for disconnection, reconnection and removal of load control devices and for access to Hydro One Networks Inc. power poles. You are encouraged to review the application carefully to determine whether you may be affected by these changes.

The Ontario government has introduced the Fair Hydro Act, 2017 that, if passed, would implement electricity rate reductions starting in the summer of 2017. The amounts set out above are provided before the application of any credits that would be implemented under the Fair Hydro Act, 2017

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Type
Distribution Rate Application
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You can submit a letter of comment that will be considered by the Board deciding the application. Unless the notice states otherwise, your letter of comment must be received by the Board no later than 60 days after the publication or service date of the notice for the application.

Your letter will be provided directly to the panel of Board members who will be deciding whether the application is approved. The panel will consider your comments in reaching their decision. In reaching its decision, the panel will only be able to consider comments which relate to issues which are within the authority of the Board and relevant to the issues being considered by the panel.

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