The Ontario government has revised the Ontario Rebate for Electricity Consumers Act, 2016 (O. Reg. 363/16 – see https://www.ontario.ca/laws/regulation/160363).
Historically, this rebate was captured through an 8% rebate, intended to offset the provincial portion of HST, along with a “Global Adjustment modifier” intended to reduce the monthly impact of the Global Adjustment. As of November 1st 2019, this rebate will be captured in a single line item on bills named the “Ontario Electricity Rebate.”
Changes to Eligibility Requirements and New Customer Notice Requirements
Included in this revised legislation are new eligibility requirements. Consumers with demand of 50 kilowatts or less or annual consumption of 250,000 kilowatt hours or less, farms, and licensed long-term care homes (other than where the electricity account is also in respect of a hospital) remain eligible. Certain types of multi-unit complexes are specifically excluded from eligibility, such as hospitals, universities, trailer parks and hotels.
What you need to do by January 31st 2020.
What is the “required notice”?
The “required notice” is completion of the eligibility form - see pdf form below.
This form must be completed in full and can be e-mailed to email@example.com or mailed to / handed-in to our office 290 Queen St W, PO Box 359, Mount Forest, ON, N0G 2L0.