Time-of-Use (TOU) billing will come into effect for Grimsby starting May 1st. Your June electricity bill will be the first to reflect the change. Other municipalities throughout the province have gradually phased in this new type of billing as mandated by the provincial government. With the installation of smart meters, there is now the capability to reward customers for using energy during off-peak times, as well as to charge a slightly higher rate for energy use during on-peak periods.
Time of Use rates are set according to three daytime categories:
are times when there is greatest demand for electricity and the cost of power is generally higher. In the summer, this is during the mid-day period (11am - 5pm) on weekdays. In the winter, this is generally during the early morning and late afternoon periods (7am - 11am and 5pm - 7pm) on weekdays.
are times when there is least demand for electricity and the cost of power is generally lower. This is set for evening and night-time hours during weekdays (7pm - 7am), and at all times during weekends and holidays.
are other times during weekdays between On-peak and Off-peak periods. In the summer, these are in the early morning and late afternoon. In the winter, these are during the middle of the day
Please refer to the following link for more details of the Time-of-Use protocol: Time of Use Billing
To see the current rates for each period, please check the following website link (scroll down to the clock icon to see the rates
): Current Time of Use Rates