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Ottawa River Power Corporation

Ottawa River Power is proud to be your locally owned and operated electrical distributor. Providing you with a reliable source of electricity and a dependable presence in the communities in which we operate. Our staff is dedicated to providing great service with our customers best interest in mind.

The current Time of Use period is Peak

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Participants enjoyed a hands-on learning experience, with Ottawa River Power Corporation staff  during the Options 2023 Skilled Trades Fair, while they operated a line switch, tried out pole climbing using belts and spurs, and observed an underground cable fault detection system.

On June 6th between 5:30am-6:30am, a brief power interruption (2 minutes or less) will occur for customers in Pembroke in the area noted on the map as crews perform a planned switching operation.

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Beachburg and Killaloe Pole Testing – May 2023

May 15, 2023

To our Beachburg and Killaloe Customers:

Beginning the week of May 23rd, 2023, Ottawa River Power will be conducting detailed pole assessments in Beachburg and Killaloe with the assistance of a third-party contractor. The data collection gathered will become a vital part of our safety, maintenance and planning programs. This program is expected to last for approximately 4 weeks.

Please be assured that the pole assessment work will not have any impact on the power to your home. Our customers should not experience any power interruption during this time.

The name of the contractor conducting the work is “PoleCare International”. You may see their vehicles and employees in your neighborhood while they are performing their inspections. Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact our office and someone will gladly assist.

Summer Rates – Starting May 1, 2023

Apr 28, 2023

The summer hours for our Time-of-Use Customers begins Monday, May 1, 2023. The prices are unchanged.

For more information, please visit our Time-of-Use (TOU) Customer Choice page.

Application for 2023 Rates

Nov 30, 2022

Ottawa River Power submitted its 2023 Price Cap IR application on November 16, 2022 to the Ontario Energy Board (OEB).

The OEB has commenced processing the application and has assigned it file number EB-2022-0058.

For more information please visit our Applications Page.

November 1, 2022 – Electricity Prices and Ontario Electricity Rebate

Oct 31, 2022

The Ontario Energy Board has set the prices for Time-of-Use, the Tiered price plan, as well as the kilowatt-hour thresholds.  These reduced rates will be in effect for November 1, 2022.

For customers billed under Time of Use, the Off-peak rate drops 0.8 cents per kilowatt hour.  Mid-peak has also decreased by 1.1 cents per kilowatt hour and the On-peak rate is down 1.9 cents per kilowatt hour.

The Off-peak time remains unchanged – 7 PM to 7 AM, all day on weekends and holidays.  Mid-peak changes to 11 AM to 5 PM and On-peak changes to 7 AM to 11 AM and 5 PM to 7 PM.

For customers billed under the Tiered price plan, pricing drops just over a one cent per kilowatt hour for both tiers.

The Ontario government’s Ontario Electricity Rebate (OER) will also change on November 1st.  The Rebate will be adjusted to 11.7 per cent, an increase from the 8 per cent applied previously.  This means monthly bill savings of approximately $14 for a typical residential customer using 700 kWh of electricity per month.

Winter Time-of-Use prices – Effective November 1, 2022

  • Off-Peak (Weekdays 7 pm – 7 am, weekends and holidays) – 7.4 cents/kWh
  • Mid-Peak (Weekdays 11 am – 5 pm) – 10.2 cents/kWh
  • On-Peak (Weekdays 7 am – 11 am and 5 pm – 7 pm) – 15.1 cents/kWh

Winter Tiered price plan – Effective November 1, 2022

The seasonal change in the threshold for residential customers provides for an additional 400 kWh/month at the lower price in the winter.

Winter Tier Thresholds/Prices

Tier 1 – 8.7 cents/kWh:

  • Residential (first 1,000 kWh/month)
  • Non-residential (first 750 kWh/month)

Tier 2 – 10.3 cents/kWh:

  • Residential (electricity used above 1,000 kWh/month)
  • Non-residential (electricity used above 750 kWh/month)

Residential and small business customers can choose their price plan – either TOU (Time-of-Use) or Tiered prices. The OEB has an online bill calculator to help customers who are considering a switch in price plans. For more information

Find out about low-income bill payment support programs at

Learn more about the Ontario government’s electricity support programs at

In addition, under the OEB’s winter disconnection ban electricity distributors cannot disconnect residential customers for non-payment from November 15, 2022, to April 30, 2023.

If you have any questions about the pricing effective November 1, 2022, the price plans and/or support programs, please call our office and someone will gladly assist.

Contact Us

Pembroke Office

Ottawa River Power Corporation
283 Pembroke Street West,
P.O. Box 1087
Pembroke, Ontario K8A 6Y6

Phone: 613-732-3687

Toll Free: 1-877-332-3316

Fax: 613-732-8199

8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Monday to Friday)

Emergency After Hours Contact

Almonte Office

Ottawa River Power Corporation
12B Mill Street,
P.O. Box 179
Almonte, Ontario K0A 1A0

Phone: 613-256-3722

Toll Free: 1-888-405-5666

Fax: 613-256-3994

8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (Monday to Friday)

Emergency After Hours Contact

General Inquiries

[email protected]