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Become an Educated Energy Consumer    OttawaEnergyAudit     Thursday 17 June 2021
Current Time-of-use pricing is: medium at 19.393¢/kWh
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Cost Breakdown:
How much are you paying and for what?

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The much quoted number you pay for a kWh of electricity (energy cost, currently a stepped price of 9.40¢, and 11.00¢ above 579 kWhs per month) is only a fraction of what you pay for that energy. Added to that are other fees, plus a fixed charge which is added to the bill regardless of your consumption. This table shows the energy cost and all the other charges. Use this number to see how much you pay in total for each kWh of energy consumed.

Rates for Hydro Ottawa customers: (only if you do not buy from a reseller)
Effective July 1, 2010 (PST is applied). Current as of 17 June 2021.
first 579 kWh/month more than 579 kWh/month 100% green
Bullfrog Power
Energy Charge 9.40¢/kWh 11.00¢/kWh 8.90¢/kWh
Transmission Charge +1.150¢/kWh +1.150¢/kWh +1.150¢/kWh
Wholesale Market Charge +0.560¢/kWh +0.560¢/kWh +0.560¢/kWh
Debt Retirement Charge +0.694¢/kWh +0.694¢/kWh +0.694¢/kWh
Hydro Ottawa Delivery Charge +2.060¢/kWh +2.060¢/kWh +2.060¢/kWh
Surcharge for Loss Compensation
(not applied to debt retirement charge or delivery charge)
+3.580% +3.580% +3.580%
GST (applied to all charges, including fixed charge) +5.000% +5.000% +5.000%
PST (applied to all charges, including fixed charge) +8.000% +8.000% +8.000%
Total Actual Cost per kWh 16.116¢/kWh 17.988¢/kWh 15.384¢/kWh
Note: A fixed charge of $20.68 is added to each bill in addition to the cost per kWh. Any rentals or other similar charges are not included in this calculation.

Previous to 1 April 2004, prices were capped at 4.30¢ per kWh, which was an overall price of 10.15¢ per kWh