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Feds to provide electricity relief during COVID-19

The electricity rate will be for residential, small businesses, and farm customers who currently pay TOU rates

March 24, 2020  by CM Staff

The Government of Ontario issued an Emergency Order under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act to apply the off-peak TOU (Time-of-Use) electricity rate for residential, small businesses, and farm customers who currently pay TOU rates.

“Ontario is fortunate to have a strong electricity system we can rely on during these exceptional times, and our government is proud to provide additional relief to Ontarians who are doing their part to stay home,” said Greg Rickford, minister of Energy, in a prepared statement.

“We thank the Ontario Energy Board and our partners at local distribution companies across the province for taking quick action to make this change and provide immediate support for hardworking people of Ontario,” said Associate Minister of Energy Bill Walker in a statement.

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