Ottawa River Power Generation

Residential Rates

Based on metered usage/kWh

Demand Periods

Time-of-Use Prices (TOU)

Summer Season

July 1, 2017 – October 31, 2017

Most of our residential customers are charged for electricity based on Time-of-Use pricing.  This means electricity prices vary based on the time of day, the day of the week, and by season.

Electricity used on weekends and holidays is charged the off-peak price during both the Winter and Summer Periods.

For the holidays, when off peak prices are in effect, please click here for the 2017 TOU Holiday Schedule.




11 a.m. - 5 p.m.




7 a.m. - 11 a.m.
5 p.m. - 7 p.m.




7 p.m. - 7 a.m.


All Day

Delivery Charges

This covers the cost of delivering electricity from the generator to Ottawa River Power Corp. and then to your home or business.  This includes the costs to build and maintain the transmission and distribution lines, towers, and equipment to operate the local electricity systems.

Some of these charges are fixed and do not change from month to month, while others are variable and increase or decrease depending on the amount of electricity that you use.  All of these charges are bundled together and called a Delivery Charge on your hydro bill.

Monthly Service Charge

$16.47 per month

Disposition of Residual Historical Smart Meter Costs

$1.68 per month

Recovery of Stranded Meter Assets 

$0.07 per month 

Smart Meter Entity Charge 

$0.79 per month

Deferral/Variance Accounts

$0.11 per month 

Distribution Volumetric Rate

$0.0099 per kWh

Low Voltage Service Rate

$0.0008 per kWh

Disposition of Deferral/Variance Accounts (2016)

$(0.0008) per kWh 
Applicable only for Non-Wholesale Market Participants Disposition of Deferral/Variance Accounts (2016) $(0.0027) per kWh
Applicable only for Non-RPP Customers  Disposition of Global Adjustment Account (2016) $0.0062 per kWh

Disposition of Account 1576

$(0.0004) per kWh
Recovery of Lost Revenue Adjustment Mechanism (LRAM) costs $0.0003 per kWh

Network Service Rate

$0.0056 per kWh

Line and Transformation Connection Service Rate

$0.0043 per kWh

Regulatory Charges

This covers the costs of administering the wholesale electricity system and maintaining the reliability of the provincial grid.

Wholesale Market Service

$0.0032 per kWh

Capacity Based Recovery 

$0.0004 per kWh

Rural or Remote Electricity Rate Protection Charge 

$0.0011 per kWh

Standard Supply Service 

$0.25 per month 

Global Adjustment

If you have signed with a retailer, you will see your electricity bill also includes a line for the Global Adjustment.  This charge accounts for the differences between the market price and the rates paid to the regulated and contracted generators. For more information, please visit:

Varies from month to month, depending on whether the market price is lower or higher.

Tiered Pricing


Electricity Usage


Regulated Price Plan (RPP): very few customers are billed on tiered prices.  The prices are set by the Ontario Energy Board.


July 1 to Oct. 31, 2017

Up to 600 kWh/month

$0.077 per kWh

Over 600 kWh/month

$0.090 per kWh


Nov 1, 2017 to Apr. 30, 2018

Up to 1,000 kWh/month


Over 1,000 kWh/month


Non-Residential All seasons Up to 750 kWh/month $0.091 per kWh
Over 750 kWh/month $0.106 per kWh

Service Charges

Customer Administration:
Arrears Certificate $15.00
Account History $15.00
Returned Cheque Charge (plus bank charges) $20.00
Account Set Up Charge and Change of Occupancy Charge
(Plus credit agency costs if applicable)
Meter dispute charge plus Measurement Canada fees (if meter found correct) $45.00
Non-Payment of Account:
Late Payment (per month) 1.50%
Late Payment (per annum) 19.56%
Collection of Account Charge (No Disconnection) $30.00
Disconnection/Reconnection Charges at Meter (Regular Hours) $65.00
Disconnection/Reconnection Charges at Meter (After Hours) $185.00