April 18th, 2013
RATE CHANGES EFFECTIVE MAY 1, 2013
On March 21st and March 28th, 2013, the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) issued two Decisions affecting rates charged by Ontario utilities effective May 1, 2013. The Regulatory Charges portion of the electricity invoice will decline $0.07 per month for all customers. The Delivery Charges portion of the electricity invoice will increase by $0.79 per month for Residential and GS<50 (small business) customers. For details of these two Decisions, please refer to the following link: Rate Changes Effective May 1, 2013
April 10th, 2013
CONTEST TO ELIMINATE PAPER BILLING
Help us be more environmentally friendly by putting an end to paper billing and sign up for e-Billing and compliment it with our Pre-Authorized Payment Plan. PAP makes bill paying easy and convenient. You save the cost of postage and cheques, and can relax knowing your bill is paid, even when you're away on vacation or business. Click on Read More for more!.
April 8th, 2013
UNDERSTANDING THE GLOBAL ADJUSTMENT
In Ontario, all customers pay the the Global Adjustment. The Global adjustment is meant to balance the market price of electricity with the regulated and contractual costs associated with its production. For some Grimsby Power customers the Global Adjustment is a separate line item on the electricity bill.
April 2nd, 2013 SPRING COUPON EVENT
Twice each year, saveONenergy coupons are available in-store at participating retailers for instant savings across a wide range of energy-efficient products, including LED bulbs and increased incentives on specialty CFLs. Visit the Grimsby Power booth at Canadian Tire - Grimsby Square Plaza (44 Livingstone Ave) on April 20, 2013 from 10am - 2pm.
January 31st, 2013
MONITOR YOUR ELECTRICITY USAGE ON YOUR MOBILE DEVICE
Grimsby Power is excited to announce that MyHydroEye has extended the application to Smartphones such as BlackBerry® and iPhone, enabling our customers to conveniently monitor and manage their energy consumption while on the go.
January 17th, 2013
NEW ANNUAL COUPONS AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD
Now available, you can download valuable coupons for savings on energy-saving items such as CFL lightbulbs and powerbars. These coupons are valid throughout 2013. Go to our Conservation (for home) section of this website, and scroll down a page.
January 9th, 2013
TEMPORARY POWER OUTAGE
Many Grimsby Power customers experienced a prolonged power outage on January 9th. Grimsby Power re-connected most homes and businesses to the grid by approximately 7:40pm. A more detailed explanation is available by clicking 'Read More'
December 10th, 2012
OEB DECISION ISSUED ON RATES
The Ontario Energy Board (OEB) has issued its Decision and Order on 2013 electricity rates in response to Grimsby Power's application submitted in August 2012. Residences and small businesses may see a slight decrease in their electricity bill as several cost riders expire after December 31, 2012. Partially offsetting this however, the delivery rates increase by 1.28% in response to inflation. The new rates take effect starting January 1, 2013. A bill insert will be included with the February bills, which cover January consumption.
The full text of the OEB Decision and Order is presented in the Regulatory section of this website.
October 29th, 2012
GRIMSBY POWER WAS READY FOR HURRICANE SANDY
Grimsby Power was prepared for the damaging effects of Hurricane Sandy, and crews were at the ready to respond to customer power supply problems. In the end, the duration of outages was relatively minor despite the severity of the storm.
September 14th, 2012 COUPONS NOW AVAILABLE - GOOD TO DEC 31 2012
Coupons are now available on our Conservation menu for savings on your next purchase of energy saving devices. Simply select the for Home choice in the Conservation menu, click on the coupon link and print the coupon displayed in the new window. These coupons are good to December 31, 2012.
September 4th, 2012 MYHYDROEYE TOU PORTAL - NOW AVAILABLE!
MyHydroEye Time-of-Use (TOU) Web Portal can now provide quick and easy access to electricity consumption and cost information for customers of Grimsby Power. With MyHydroEye, you can view your usage and costs at multiple levels of detail (e.g. hourly, daily, monthly, bill period) in a variety of graphical and tabular formats. You can also view bill predictions and set up usage and cost alerts to help you in monitoring and managing your electricity consumption.
August 28th, 2012
FALL SAVE-ON-ENERGY COUPON EVENT
SAVE Money instantly and electricity all year with the Fall Save-on-Energy COUPON EVENT, coming soon. Save on energy-efficient products including: ENERGY STAR® LED and CFL light bulbs, power bars with integrated timer or auto-shutoff, weather-stripping, pipe wrap and many more. Not only will you save money right away, you will also save energy throughout the year.
August 27th, 2012 OCEB - ONTARIO CLEAN ENERGY BENEFIT
The Ontario Clean Energy Benefit has provided a 10% discount on the electricity bills since early 2011. On June 29, 2012, the Ontario Government announced a restriction on the OCEB benefit. Effective September 1, 2012, the benefit will apply only to the first 3,000 kWh of consumption in the month. For those residential consumers requiring the use of medical equipment operating on electricity, there is an exemption for which they may apply.
June 15th, 2012 ELECTRICITY RETAILERS
Have you been approached by an electricity retailer recently? Do you have questions about them? This news article may answer some of those questions.
June 8th, 2012
GRIMSBY POWER PRESENTS TIME-OF-USE TO TOWN COUNCIL
On May 7th, Grimsby Power made a presentation to Grimsby’s Town Council explaining the implementation of time of use (TOU) rates.
May 14th, 2012 GRIMSBY ANNUAL EXCHANGE EVENT
On June 16 and 17, Canadian Tire will be hosting Grimsby's annual "Save On Energy" Exchange Event. During this event, you can trade in an old inefficient dehumidifier or window air conditioner, and receive a $50 coupon towards a new ENERGY STAR qualified unit. Plus, it could save you more than $60 per year on electricity costs when you replace both appliances.
May 10th, 2012
E-BILLING HAS ARRIVED!
Customers may now choose to use the new e-billing feature offered by Grimsby Power in order to receive their electricity bills electronically. By participating in this initiative, customers do their part to conserve paper and Grimsby Power saves on paper and mailing costs. To sign up for the new service, click on the Customer Accounts section of this website and look for the 'Access to e-Billing' option.
May 4th, 2012
CABLE INJECTIOIN PROJECT BEGINS MAY 7TH
For the next two weeks, Grimsby Power line crews will be working to inject electrical cables with silicon fluid in several areas around town. This is expected to prolong the life of the cables and protect wires from potential short-outs. The project will affect power during the daytime hours to several subdivisions, depending on where the work is being done. To see a schedule of where the line crews will be working each day, please visit the What's New section of this website, under Current Power Interruptions. This schedule is subject to change and depends on weather and other uncontrollable factors. In all cases, Grimsby Power will attempt to keep power disruptions to a minimum.
April 24th, 2012 TOU RATES IN EFFECT MAY 1ST
Effective May 1st, Grimsby Power will commence billing based on Time-of-Use energy consumption. This replaces the two-tiered system of billing that has been in effect since 2005 and means consumers can save on their cost of power by using electricity in the evenings and on weekends, rather than during daylight hours on weekdays.
April 13th, 2012 TOU RATES ARE COMING
Effective May 1st, Grimsby Power will be billing on the basis of Time-of-Use, as mandated by the provincial government. This new billing system replaces the two-tiered system that has been in place since 2005. Instead of billing strictly according to overall energy use during the previous month, the Time-of-Use system will bill according to when your electricity was used.
April 13th, 2012
GRIMSBY POWER RATE TARIFF SUMMARY
Previously, Grimsby Power posted the new electricity distribution tariff rates in the Regulatory section of this website, for the changes effective March 1, 2012.
Please refer to the following summary of this Rate Tariff as follows: Summary of Rate Tariff
April 10th, 2012 OPA Notice to Constrained MicroFIT Applicants
The Ontario Power Authority has recently provided relocation options for MicroFIT applicants who had applied to the MicroFIT program before December 8, 2010, had requested an Offer to Connect and were denied connection. A response to the OPA is necessary by May 31, 2012.
March 27th, 2012 Work Outdoors With Safety in Mind
With the coming of the warmer weather, lots of us are spending more time outdoors. This is great, but you should know the safety issues related to working or gardening too close to powerlines and other electrical equipment.
March 1st, 2012
More on the New Rates for Grimsby Power
The Ontario Energy Board has accepted new electricity distribution rates for Grimsby Power, which came into effect March 1, 2012. The fixed rate of $15.11/month remains unchanged. The volumetric rate for residences has increased from $0.0086 per kWh to $0.0116 per kWh.
February 28th, 2012
New Tariff of Electricity Distribution Rates Approved by OEB
The Ontario Energy Board (OEB) has approved a new tariff of electricity distribution rates for Grimsby Power, which come into effect March 1, 2012. For details of the OEB decision, please reference the Regulatory section of this website.
February 21st, 2012 E-BILLING IS COMING SOON!!
Grimsby Power has been preparing to offer an e-billing option for consumers to receive their electricity bills on-line. More details will follow in the coming months.
February 13th, 2012
IMPORTANT NOTICE - SMART METERS AND TOU PRICING
Important Notice to Grimsby Power's Residential & Low Volume Customers Regarding Time-of-Use Pricing
January 1st, 2012
Streetlights Now Part of Town Responsibility
Effective January 1, 2012, Grimsby Power will no longer be performing streetlight repairs. This service has become the responsibility of the Town of Grimsby. They have contracted Ground Aerial Maintenance Services to perform the work. This contractor currently does streetlight repairs for both Thorold and Niagara Falls as well. For now, customers may continue to use the online form on the Grimsby Power website to report streetlight problems, and the information will be passed along to the relevant parties.
August 13th, 2011 Festival on the Forty
Festival on the Forty was a Great Success
July 21st, 2011 Happening in the Park - June 25th
Grimsby celebrated the annual 'Happening in the Park' at Centennial Park on June 25th this year. Grimsby Power was pleased to host one of the exhibitor booths, promoting the provincial OPA energy conservation programs to all residents.