Be careful what time you run that dishwasher or turn on your washing machine, it could be costing you more money. Thanks to time-of-use pricing, now being expanded to all of Ontario as of January 8, 2010, it will cost hydro power consumers more money to run their appliances during peak power usage times.
Residential electricity consumers are charged a premium when they consume power during weekday peak periods – from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the winter months.
Toronto Hydro Customers have been on the time-of-usage plan since the end of 2009.
SUMMER (May 1 to Oct. 31)
- Off-peak / 9. p.m. to 7 a.m.
- Mid-peak / 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. / 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
- On-peak / 11 a.m to 5 p.m.
WINTER (Nov. 1 to April 30)
- Off-peak / 9 p.m. to 7 a.m.
- Mid-peak / 11 a.m to 5 p.m.
- On-peak / 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. / 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
WEEKENDS AND STATUTORY HOLIDAYS: all hours are off peak
APPLIANCE / Off-peak 4.4¢ per kWh / Mid-peak, 8¢ per kWh / On-peak. 9.3¢ per kWh
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