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 OntarioElectricitySupport.ca for more information and to sign up to receive OESP updates by email, or call 1-855-831-8151.
Low-income Energy Assistance Program
If you’re behind on your electricity bill and face having your service disconnected, you may qualify for emergency financial help through the Low-income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP). There are also special customer service rules available for low-income households. Certain criteria needs to be met to qualify for these programs. For our customers in Pembroke, Beachburg and Killaloe, please contact the County of Renfrew, Ontario Works at 141 Lake Street in Pembroke. For our customers in Almonte, please contact the county of Lanark, Social Services Department at 99 Christie Lake Road.
For more information please visit Low Income Energy Assistance Program
COVID-19 Energy Assistance Program (CEAP)
The CEAP program provides financial support for residential customers who have fallen behind on their energy bills due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is a one time, on-bill credit for eligible residential electricity and natural gas customers to help them catch up on their energy bills and resume regular payments.
CEAP funding is limited. Submitting an application for CEAP to your utility or USMP does not guarantee funding.
For more information or to determine if you are eligible for CEAP, contact our office at 613-732-3687 or visit CEAP program
Energy Affordability Program
The Energy Affordability Program provides support to income-eligible electricity consumers by helping them to lower their monthly electricity costs and to increase their home comfort.
Depending on your situation, participants may receive different energy-saving products and services.
Some participants may qualify for a free home energy needs assessment conducted by a trained energy professional that will help identify energy-efficient upgrades available for their homes, such as replacement of inefficient appliances and professionally-installed insulation and draft-proofing. These upgrades may be installed during or after an in-home visit.
Other participants may qualify instead for free energy savings kits. These are customized to meet their energy needs and could include energy-saving LED lighting, timers, faucet aerators and/or a clothes drying line.
All expert advice and energy-saving home upgrades under this program are completely free of charge.
For more information on the Energy Affordability program, please visit Energy Affordability Program