Ontario Electricity Rebate
The Ontario Electricity Rebate (OER) is for most households, farms, long-term care homes and small businesses. Eligible consumers automatically receive the rebate, which appears on bills as a separate line item.
Effective November 1, 2022, the OER will provide eligible consumers with an 11.7% rebate from the province on the subtotal of their electricity bill to ensure the average residential bill increase is held to about 2 per cent annually, well below the current levels of inflation.
In addition, the legacy exemption for customers that were previously receiving the 8 per cent rebate under the former Fair Hydro Plan is set to end on October 31, 2022. As was last communicated in March 2022, these customers will no longer receive the OER beginning November 1, 2022. However, they will continue to benefit from the Comprehensive Electricity Plan (CEP).
For questions about eligibility, please contact your electricity distribution company or the Ontario Energy Board.