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This form is used by Centre Wellington Hydro to collect self-declarations and their supporting evidence for the Ontario Electricity Rebate. Notice under Section 1.3 (2) of Ontario Regulation 363/16 (General) under the Ontario Rebate for Electricity Consumers Act, 2016. You can find these acts on the government’s e‑laws website at www.e‑laws.gov.on.ca.

NOTE – all applications not eligible for the 2019 updated rules will automatically be reviewed under the 2016 Act eligibility.


Account Information

Effective Dates and Available Refunds

Effective November 1, 2019, the Province of Ontario replaced the 8% Provincial Rebate with a new 31.8% Ontario Electricity Rebate. There are new notice requirements for the Ontario Electricity Rebate. Eligible Accounts under the previous regulations will be eligible for up to 2 years of refunds prior to November 1, 2019 minus the date of complete form submission. The 2019 regulation is eligible for up to a 12-month retroactive refund.

  • If on October 22, 2019 you were receiving the 8% Provincial Rebate and you wish to continue receiving the Ontario Electricity Rebate you must submit this form to Centre Wellington Hydro by January 31, 2020.
    • If you do not submit the form, you will no longer receive the rebate.
    • If you submit the form and are no longer eligible, you will still receive the rebate until Oct 31, 2020.
    • If you submit the form and are eligible, you will continue to receive the new Ontario Electricity Rebate until further notice.
  • For Dates prior to November 1, 2019 refunds will include 8% of the total electric charge (not including taxes). For accounts that were charged a separate Global Adjustment charge, the applicable Global Adjustment modifier per kWh at the time of the billing.
  • For Dates including/after November 1, 2019 the refund will be 31.8% of the total electric charge (not including taxes).
  • EXAMPLE: If an account is deemed eligible that submitted all forms and evidence on February 28th, 2020 they would receive:
    • 31.8% rebate on their electricity charge from November 1, 2019 to February 28th, 2020 along with the associated HST on that refund.
    • If the account was charged a separate GA rate, they would receive the Global Adjustment modifier and an 8% rebate on their electricity charge.
    • If the account was charged RPP rates (time-of-use or tiered pricing), they would receive an 8% rebate on their electricity charge.


Evaluation And Evidence Requirements


  • The account’s demand history will be reviewed. If the average monthly demand for the previous 12-months is under 50kW the account will be considered eligible.
  • If the account is under 50kW average but there are 5 consecutive months with an average over 50kW, the account is not considered eligible.
  • If the account is deemed to be under 50kW and the meter supports the change, the account type will be updated from General Service>50kW to General Service less than 50kW. Refunds will only relate to the Ontario Electricity Rebate and will not include any additional refunds.
  • No additional supporting evidence is required from the account holder as this information is available with the utility.


  • The account consumption history will be reviewed overthe past 12-months. If the base amount (non-adjusted) is less than 250,000 kWh, then the account will be deemed eligible.
  • No additional supporting evidence is required from the account holder as this information is available with the utility.


  • If you have a valid farming registration for the same service listed on the account, then you are eligible for the Ontario Electricity Rebate.
  • A copy of your farm registration which lists your service address will be required.




  • The account is eligible under the following examples:
  • The account is a licensed long-term care facility.
  • The account is a multi-unit complex under the following definition. A “multi-unit complex” is defined in the Regulation as “a building or related group of buildings containing two or more units”. These units must represent at least 50% of the total number of units.
    A “unit” is defined as:


    • A unit as defined in the Condominium Act, 1998,
    • A residential unit or a rental unit, as those terms are defined in subsection 2 (1) of the Residential Tenancies Act, 2006,
    • A member unit or a non-member unit,as those terms are defined in the Co-operative Corporations Act, or
    • Premises that is demised premises for the purposes of the Commercial Tenancies Act.
      A “qualifying unit” is defined as a unit that all of the following:
    • Consists of a self-contained room or set of rooms,
    • Contains kitchen and bathroom facilities that are for the sole use of the unit, and
    • Is occupied and used as a residence.
  • MULTI-UNIT COMPLEX LIST EXCEPTIONS: if your complex is any of the following, it is not eligible.
    • A hotel, motel, motor hotel, resort, lodge, tourist camp, cottage or cabin establishment, inn, campground, trailer park, tourist home, bed and breakfast vacation establishment or vacation home
    • Living accommodation occupied by a person for penal or correctional purposes
    • A hospital
    • A premise that is subject to the Ministry of Correctional Services Act or the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017
    • Short-term living accommodation provided as emergency shelter
    • Living accommodation provided by an educational institution to its students of staff where:
      • The living accommodation is provided primarily to the persons under the age of majority, or all major questions related to the living accommodation are decided after consultation with a council or association representing the residents, and
      • The living accommodation is not intended for year-round occupancy by full time students or staff and members of their households.
    • A university, college of applied arts and technology or other entity that provides post-secondary education
    • A premises that is identified by a NAICS code commencing with the digits 21, 22, 23, 31, 32 or 33 (“NAICS” means the North American Industry Classification System maintained for Canada by Statistics Canada; the codes starting with the digits above relate to premises that include mining, quarrying, oil and gas extraction, utilities, construction and manufacturing)


  • There is no initial evidence required. Be prepared to supply one or more of the following items to confirm eligibility (upon request):
    • A site-visit to confirm eligible units and unit representation of total.
    • For 2016 Act eligibility submissions:
      • A copy of a rental agreement for any application relating to eligible accounts.
      • Proof of payment and/or official account statements to confirm dates of residence.