Fair Electricity Pricing

Fair Electricity Pricing

We need YOUR HELP to prevent the elimination of the Seasonal Rate Class.  

The Ontario Energy Board (OEB) is trying to DOUBLE our electricity rates by eliminating the Seasonal Rate Class. This means an additional $54 a month in fees for nearly 80,000 seasonal Hydro One customers and waterfront property owners like you.

Since June 2018, the cost of electricity for average households had already risen nearly 2%, and effective November 1st they went up another 2%. But that's nothing compared to the hike of over 100% that 80,000 families will face when the Seasonal Rate Class ...

We need YOUR HELP to prevent the elimination of the Seasonal Rate Class.  

The Ontario Energy Board (OEB) is trying to DOUBLE our electricity rates by eliminating the Seasonal Rate Class. This means an additional $54 a month in fees for nearly 80,000 seasonal Hydro One customers and waterfront property owners like you.

Since June 2018, the cost of electricity for average households had already risen nearly 2%, and effective November 1st they went up another 2%. But that's nothing compared to the hike of over 100% that 80,000 families will face when the Seasonal Rate Class is eliminated!

On October 1, 2020, the Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines committed that people could expect "cost certainty" from the energy sector. With your help, we will be urging Minister Rickford and Premier Ford to fulfill this pledge, and prevent the doubling of our electricity bills.

Please add your voice to this effort!

Action #1: send an email to the MPP of your seasonal residence

Action #2: call the MPP of your seasonal residence

Action #3: write to the MPP of your urban residence 

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Need more information before taking your action? FOCA posts background on this topic, here: https://foca.on.ca/electricity-pricing/

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FOCA is the Federation of Ontario Cottagers' Associations, a not-for-profit membership organization that represents over 500 lake associations, and the 250,000 waterfront property owners across the province. Since 1963, FOCA has been the voice of the waterfront. Find out more about our work here: https://foca.on.ca/about/our-work/

 

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Call your cottage country MPP

Cottage country MPPs have now received hundreds of emails from seasonal property owners like you! Thank you.

Action 2: Call your cottage-country MPP

NOW we need to turn up the heat, to get this issue onto the radar of the Minister of Energy and convince him to prevent the Ontario Energy Board from eliminating the Seasonal Rate Class for Hydro One customers. 

Use this online system to find and call the MPP of your COTTAGE COUNTRY residence:

State your name.

Tell them that you have a cottage/seasonal residence in their riding, and how long your family has been there.

Then:

  • tell them you disagree with the decision to eliminate the seasonal rate class for electricity
  • 80,000 families will see their electricity bill DOUBLE if this happens!
  • explain what DOUBLING your electricity bill would mean for your family...
  • ask them to speak with Greg Rickford (the Ontario Minister of Energy) about this issue as soon as possible.

Remember to thank them for their time!

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