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Rates

Valid May 1, 2019 to April 30, 2020

Historical Rates | Less than 50 kW Rates | Over 50 kW Rates | Over 1000 kW |

Please select your Business Class as found on the top of your SYNERGY NORTH Bill. This page includes rates for business with demand less than 50 kW, over 50 kW and larger volume customers with demand over 1000 kW. If you require more information or details, please contact our Customer Service department.

Ontario Electricity Rebate

Starting November 1, 2019, the new Ontario Electricity Rebate (OER) rebate is in effect. The provincial rebate is applied to your electricity charges and is equal to 31.8% of the electricity charges.

Most ratepayers who were eligible for the previous rebate will receive the Ontario Electricity Rebate (OER) as of November 1, 2019, with some exceptions.

Eligibility for the Ontario Electricity Rebate:

  • Customers of 50kW or Less (and 250,000 kWh or less annually)
  • Farms
  • Licensed Long Term Care homes (other than accounts associated with hospitals)
  • Multi-Unit Complexes above 50 kW (and 250,000 kWh annually) qualify if:
      1. they contain two qualifying units (as above)
      2. at least 50% of the units within the complex are qualifying units and
      3. the complex provides the distributor with required notice

Non–eligible consumers who were eligible for the previous rebate including:

  • Hospitals,
  • Universities/ Colleges and
  • Multi-Unit complexes that have fewer than 50% residential units                                                                                                                  are required to submit an Ontario Electricity Rebate Eligibility Form before February 1, 2020, to be granted an extension to continue to receive the benefit until October 31, 2020.

For questions about eligibility or the requirements to provide notices, please contact us or visit oeb.ca. 

General Service less than 50 kW (GU)

For more detailed information on electricity charges, please refer to the Ontario Energy Board’s rate definition page.

Cost of Electricity

General Service customers less than 50 kW are on Time of Use rates unless you signed a contract with an electricity retailer. These rates are set at the Provincial level by the Ontario Energy Board twice yearly: May 1st and November 1st. This is the cost of the electricity supplied to you during a billing period.

Off Peak OFF Peak 10.1¢ / kWh Lowest
Mid Peak MID Peak 14.4¢/ kWh Moderate
On Peak ON Peak 20.8¢ / kWh Highest

Delivery

Network & Connection
This is based on the cost that SYNERGY NORTH incurs to connect to Hydro One’s transmission lines and covers the cost to transform electricity from the high-voltage system to lower voltage used by SYNERGY NORTH.
$ 0.0102/ kWh
Distribution Charge – Regulated Price Plan
Covers the cost to design, build, and maintain the power distribution system.
$ 0.0168/kWh
Distribution Charge – Non-Regulated Price Plan
Covers the cost to design, build, and maintain the power distribution system.
$ 0.0172/kWh
Monthly Fixed Charge
This charge is based on fixed costs such as meter reading, billing and administration.
$ 28.24 / month
Line Loss Adjustment
This covers the costs relating to electricity lost through distributing electricity to your home.
 3.94% Secondary Metered Customers     < 5,000 kWh

 2.90% Primary Metered Customers     < 5,000 kWh

Regulatory Charges

Market Service Charge
Includes the cost of services provided by the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) to operate the wholesale electricity market and maintain the reliability of the power grid.
$0.0039 / kWh
Supply Administration Charge
A regulatory administrative cost to cover purchasing your electricity from your local utility.
$0.25 / month

General Service over 50 kW (GS)

Refer to the definitions under small business rates for more information on the charges or get detailed charge definitions from the Ontario Energy Board.

Cost of Electricity

Non-Regulated Price Plan Consumers
The electricity you pay per kWh is based on the hourly spot market price or weighted average price dependant on the type of meter installed. For more information on the Hourly Ontario Energy Price (HOEP), please visit the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) website.

Regulated Price Plan (RPP) Consumers
Price period Effective May 1, 2019, to April 30, 2020.

Consumption of the first 600 kWh Block $ 0.077 / kWh
Consumption above 600 kWh Block $ 0.089 / kWh

Delivery/Non-Competitive Charges & Regulatory Charges

Market Service Charge $ 0.0039 / kWh
Network $ 2.2167 / kW
Network Interval Metered $ 2.3514 / kW
Connection Transmission $ 1.7560 / kW
Connection Transmission – Interval Metered $ 1.9410 / kW
Distribution Volumetric Charge – Regulated Price Plan $2.8571 / kW
Customer Charge $ 208.24/ month
Energy Supply Administration Charge $ 0.25 / month
Line Loss Adjustment 3.94% Secondary Metered Customers < 5,000 kWh

2.90% Primary Metered Customers  < 5,000 kWh

General Service over 1000 kW (M1, M2, M3)

Refer to the definitions under small business rates for more information on the charges or get detailed charge definitions from the Ontario Energy Board.

Cost of Electricity

Non-Regulated Price Plan Consumers
The electricity you pay per kWh is based on the hourly spot market price or weighted average price dependant on the type of meter installed. For more information on the Hourly Ontario Energy Price (HOEP), please visit the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) website.

Regulated Price Plan (RPP) Consumers
Price period Effective May 1, 2019 to April 30, 2020.

Consumption of the first 600 kWh Block $ 0.077 / kWh
Consumption above 600 kWh Block $ 0.089 / kWh

Delivery/Non-Competitive Charges & Regulatory Charges

Market Service Charge (Class B Customer) $ 0.0039 / kWh
Market Service Charge (Class A Customer) $ 0.0035 / kW
Network – Interval Metered $ 2.3514 / kW
Connection  – Interval Metered $ 1.9410 / kW
Distribution Volumetric Charge – Regulated Price Plan $ 2.4131 / kW
Distribution Volumetric Charge –              Non-Regulated Price Plan $ 2.4131 / kW
Customer Charge $ 2,979.44/ month
Supply administration charge for customers who buy their electricity through SYNERGY NORTH $ 0.25 / month
Line Loss Adjustment 3.94% Secondary Metered Customers < 5,000 kWh

2.90% Primary Metered Customers < 5,000 kWh

To learn about our Sentinal Rates, please contact Customer Service.

View Synergy North – Thunder Bay board approved Tariff of Rates & Charges

Valid May 1, 2019 to April 30, 2020

Historical Rates | Less than 50 kW Rates | Over 50 kW Rates |

Please select your Business Class as found on the top of your SYNERGY NORTH Bill. This page includes rates for business with demand less than 50 kW, over 50 kW and larger volume customers with demand over 1000 kW. If you require more information or details, please contact our Customer Service department.

Ontario Electricity Rebate

Starting November 1, 2019, the new Ontario Electricity Rebate (OER) rebate is in effect. The provincial rebate is applied to your electricity charges and is equal to 31.8% of the electricity charges.

Most ratepayers who were eligible for the previous rebate will receive the Ontario Electricity Rebate (OER) as of November 1, 2019, with some exceptions.

Eligibility for the Ontario Electricity Rebate:

  • Customers of 50kW or Less (and 250,000 kWh or less annually)
  • Farms
  • Licensed Long Term Care homes (other than accounts associated with hospitals)
  • Multi-Unit Complexes above 50 kW (and 250,000 kWh annually) qualify if:
      1. they contain two qualifying units (as above)
      2. at least 50% of the units within the complex are qualifying units and
      3. the complex provides the distributor with required notice

Non–eligible consumers who were eligible for the previous rebate including:

  • Hospitals,
  • Universities/ Colleges and
  • Multi-Unit complexes that have fewer than 50% residential units                                                                                                                  are required to submit an Ontario Electricity Rebate Eligibility Form before February 1, 2020, to be granted an extension to continue to receive the benefit until October 31, 2020.

For questions about eligibility or the requirements to provide notices, please contact us or visit oeb.ca. 

General Service less than 50 kW (UK)

For more detailed information on electricity charges, please refer to the Ontario Energy Board’s rate definition page.

Cost of Electricity

General Service customers less than 50 kW are on Time of Use rates unless you signed a contract with an electricity retailer. These rates are set at the Provincial level by the Ontario Energy Board twice yearly: May 1st and November 1st. This is the cost of the electricity supplied to you during a billing period.

Off Peak OFF Peak 10.1¢ / kWh Lowest
Mid Peak MID Peak 14.4¢ / kWh Moderate
On Peak ON Peak 20.8¢ / kWh Highest

Global Adjustment Modifier

Under the Ontario Fair Hydro Plan Regulation, the OEB sets an amount – the Global Adjustment(GA) Modifier – that electricity distributors and others will apply to reduce the GA payable by eligible customers on electricity consumed.  For more information about eligibility and the GA Modifier, see OEB report: Regulated Price Plan Prices and the Global Adjustment Modifier for the Period May 1, 2019 to October 31, 2019.

If you are eligible for the Regulated Price Plan(RPP), but have a contract with an energy retailer or have opted out of the RPP, you are also eligible for a fair adjustment starting July 1, 2017. You are not paying RPP prices and will therfore see the fair adjustment in a different way.

GA Modifier: ($0.0415)

Delivery

Network & Connection
This is based on the cost that SYNERGY NORTH incurs to connect to Hydro One’s transmission lines and covers the cost to transform electricity from the high-voltage system to lower voltage used by SYNERGY NORTH.
$0.0074 / kWh
Distribution Charge – Regulated Price Plan
Covers the cost to design, build, and maintain the power distribution system.
$0.0063 / kWh
Distribution Charge – Non-Regulated Price Plan
Covers the cost to design, build, and maintain the power distribution system.
$0.0063 / kWh
Monthly Fixed Charge
This charge is based on fixed costs such as meter reading, billing and administration.
$40.39 /month
Line Loss Adjustment
This covers the costs relating to electricity lost through distributing electricity to your home.
4.30%

Regulatory Charges

Market Service Charge
Includes the cost of services provided by the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) to operate the wholesale electricity market and maintain the reliability of the power grid.
$0.0039 / kWh
Supply Administration Charge
A regulatory administrative cost to cover purchasing your electricity from your local utility.
$0.25 / month

General Service over 50 kW (GS, SS, PP)

Refer to the definitions under small business rates for more information on the charges or get detailed charge definitions from the Ontario Energy Board.

Cost of Electricity

Non-Regulated Price Plan Consumers
The electricity you pay per kWh is based on the hourly spot market price or weighted average price dependant on the type of meter installed. For more information on the Hourly Ontario Energy Price (HOEP), please visit the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) website.

Regulated Price Plan (RPP) Consumers
Price period Effective May 1, 2019, to April 30, 2020.

Consumption of the first 600 kWh Block $ 0.077 / kWh
Consumption above 600 kWh Block $ 0.089 / kWh

Delivery/Non-Competitive Charges & Regulatory Charges

Market Service Charge $ 0.0039 / kWh
Network $ 2.3814/ kW
Connection Transmission $ 0.6400 / kW
Distribution Volumetric Charge – Regulated Price Plan $1.7553 / kW
Distribution Volumetric Charge –                  Non-Regulated Price Plan $1.7553 / kW
Customer Charge $550.88 / month
Energy Supply Administration Charge $ 0.25 / month
Line Loss Adjustment 4.30 % Secondary Metered Customers           < 5,000 kW

3.25 % Primary Metered Customers          < 5,000 kW

View Synergy North – Kenora board approved Tariff of Rates & Charges