Time-of-Use rates work together with your smart meter. The Ontario Energy Board has developed the daily and seasonal Time-of-Use periods shown in the charts below. Note that the off-peak period now starts at 7 p.m. It pays to shift the use of your laundry appliances, dishwasher and air conditioner to the lowest price off-peak hours.
(November 1 - April 30)
The winter gives us two peak periods. This is because our days are shorter and in the morning when most people get up, lights and appliances are turned on and heating systems are turned up. The pattern repeats later in the day around the dinner hour.
(May 1 - October 31)
In the summer, we traditionally have just one peak period in the middle of the day between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. This is mainly due to air conditioning use during the hottest hours of the day.
Weekends and Holidays
Demand, and electricity prices are lower on weekends and holidays - as well as overnight.
2011 Holiday Schedule
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