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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Email the MPP of your permanent residence

Add your voice now! Tell your urban MPP you can't afford the doubling of your monthly electricity bill from Hydro One.

This is the THIRD ACTION in FOCA's Fair Electricity Pricing Campaign. (First, we asked you to write to your cottage country/seasonal residence MPP - if you haven't yet, we encourage you to start by taking that action here.)

For Action #3:

Be sure to enter the postal code for your PERMANENT RESIDENCE, to ensure your message is sent to the appropriate MPP:

 

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