Grimsby Power Incorporated is committed to providing the residents and businesses of Grimsby with a safe and reliable supply of electricity while operating effectively and efficiently at an equitable cost.
Grimsby Power is dedicated to maintaining and upgrading its distribution system equipment and is committed to complete its business plan for future growth within the service area of Grimsby.
On November 1, 2019, amendments to the Ontario Rebate for Electricity Consumers Act, 2016 (“The Act”) and the regulations under that Act came into effect. The act and regulations can be found on the government’s e-laws website at https://www.ontario.ca/laws.
The amount of the rebate was increased from 8% to 31.8% and was renamed the “Ontario Electricity Rebate” (OER). The base amount of the calculation remains unchanged.
Under the new regulation an “eligible account” is defined as a consumer in Ontario who meets any of the following conditions:
1. The consumer has a demand for electricity of 50 kilowatts or less.
2. The consumer annually uses not more than 250,000 kilowatt hours of electricity.
3. The consumer,
i. carries on a business that is a farming business for the purposes of the Farm Registration and Farm Organizations Funding Act, 1993, and
ii. holds a valid farm business registration number assigned under that Act or the consumer’s obligation to file an application for a farming business registration number was waived pursuant to an order made under subsection 22 (6) of that Act.
4. The account is in respect of a long-term care home licensed under the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007, other than an account that is also in respect of a hospital.
5. Subject to subsection (2), the account is solely in respect of a multi-unit complex but is not an account referred to in paragraph 4, and the following conditions are met:
i. The consumer exceeds the demand and use thresholds set out in paragraphs 1 and 2.
ii. The multi-unit complex contains at least two qualifying units.
iii. At least 50 per cent of the units within the multi-unit complex are qualifying units.
iv. The consumer has met the notice requirements of section 1.3.
If a customer qualifies under section 5 above there is a requirement to give notice to Grimsby Power by use of the attached notice form by January 31, 2020.
Under the new rules certain larger multi-unit complexes that are not primarily residential and certain types of multi-unit complexes are not eligible for the Ontario Electricity Rebate. Complexes that no longer qualify include:
In order to continue to receive the rebate beyond January 31, 2020 you will need to complete the attached notice form and return the completed form to Grimsby Power no later than January 31, 2020.
The following outlines the effective dates regarding the Ontario Electricity Rebate:
The completed form can be submitted by email to email@example.com, faxed to 905-945-9933 or mailed to 231 Roberts Road, Grimsby, ON, L3M 5N2.
If you require any further information, please call 905-945-5437 ext. 258
Each year electricity utilities are issued a scorecard that provides certain performance information. Utility scorecards track comprehensive performance information for each electricity utility in Ontario over a range of time and for a specific year.
A utility scorecard is important because it provides information that tells the Ontario Energy Board and consumers if utilities are following the rules and if their performance is improving over time. They're also a way for a utility to be transparent with its consumers about how Grimsby Power is performing overall.
To view Grimsby Power’s 2018 Scorecard click here.
To view all 2018 utility scorecards click here.
Consumers are reporting being contacted by scam artists pretending to be from their utility and threatening to disconnect electricity service if they don’t receive payment immediately.
If you receive such a message by phone, text or letter, contact Grimsby Power directly using the telephone number printed on your bill.