Learn how to save with time-of-use pricing
The cost of electricity varies depending on when you use it. Time-of-use (TOU) prices benefit you when using electricity during low-demand periods.
*An accessible friendly version of TOU pricing is available from the Ontario Energy Board. Please visit this page for more information.
Off-Peak, Mid-Peak and On-Peak prices factor in the time of day, the day of the week and the season of the year (summer and winter). The lowest prices are at night, on weekends and on statutory holidays:
How time-of-use prices are set
TOU prices reflect the fact that the cost to provide electricity changes throughout the day. When demand is low, less expensive sources of electricity are used. When demand is high, more expensive forms of electricity production are called upon.
Current price information can be found on the Ontario Energy Board website.
How you can better manage your bill
If you have a My Account – available to customers served by former legacy utilities Brampton Hydro (Brampton), PowerStream (York Region & Simcoe County) or Horizon Utilities (Hamilton & St. Catharines) – you can log in to see a snapshot of how much electricity your household consumes during each TOU period. You can also set consumption targets and receive notifications of your energy costs when they reach a certain level. Simple graphs will reveal your hourly, daily, weekly and monthly usage, which will help you predict your next bill and better manage your consumption.
My Account is not currently available for customers formerly with Enersource (Mississauga), however you will be notified as soon as it is.
Learn more about ways to save energy and reduce your electricity bill.
We’re here to help
Questions? We’re happy to talk to you about your TOU prices and your energy usage pattern. Please contact our Customer Care department for more information.
2018 time-of-use holiday schedule
|Day of off-peak pricing||Holiday|
|Monday, January 1||New Year's Day|
|Monday, February 19||Family Day|
|Friday, March 30||Good Friday|
|Monday, May 21||Victoria Day|
|Monday, July 2||Canada Day|
|Monday, August 6||Civic Holiday|
|Monday, September 3||Labour Day|
|Monday, October 8||Thanksgiving Day|
|Tuesday, December 25||Christmas Day|
|Wednesday, December 26||Boxing Day|