The Ontario federal government is extending electricity price relief steps until October because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Initially presented on March 24, the federal government put on hold time-of-use electricity prices as well as has actually invested more than $175 million to day in hydro since then.
In a declaration issued Saturday, Minister of Power, Northern Growth as well as Mines, Greg Rickford, stated the government’s expansion comes as even more citizens remain to go to residence as the economic climate resumes.
Ontario is presenting a repaired power rate, called the “COVID-19 Recovery Rate,” of 12.8 cents per kWh. It will be “immediately related to all time-of-use customers 24-hours-a-day, seven days a week” starting June 1 as well as finishing Oct. 31, the government said in a news release.
” The COVID-19 Recovery Price of 12.8 cents/ kWh is based on the average price of power, set by the Ontario Power Board,” the province stated. “This set price will remain to suspend time-of-use rates in a fiscally responsible fashion. By introducing this brand-new set price, customers will have better versatility to use electrical energy when they need it without paying on-peak as well as mid-peak prices.”
The district included that more details about the brand-new power program will be shared a Premier Doug Ford’s everyday media briefing on Monday at 1 p.m.