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Ontario Electricity Support Program

As a customer of an electricity utility, if you are in a lower-income home, you may qualify for a reduction on your electricity bill. The Ontario Electricity Support Program (OESP) will reduce the cost of your household electricity by applying a monthly credit directly to your bill. The credit amount will depend on how many people live in your home and your combined household income.

Visit for more information and to sign up to receive OESP updates by email, or call 1-855-831-8151.

Low-income Energy Assistance Program

To assist customers with limited financial resources, the Ontario Energy Board has introduced the Low-income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP). LEAP consists of three special programs:

  • Emergency financial assistance
  • Special rules for qualified low-income customers
  • Ottawa River Power does not administer the LEAP program nor does it handle applications or support for the program directly. For further information or to apply to the program, please visit:
    • Ontario energy board website regarding leap.
    • The United Way or call 1-855-487-5327

AffordAbility Fund

If the cost of energy-saving upgrades is out of reach, Ontario’s new AffordAbility Fund is here for you.

Your local electric utility and community services are working together to help you improve your home’s energy efficiency with free energy-saving upgrades, which can lower home energy use and your electricity bill. Please visit the Affordability Fund website for more information.