NOTICE OF APPLICATION
Friday, 16 November 2012 13:34

NOTICE OF APPLICATION AND HEARING FOR AN 
ELECTRICITY DISTRIBUTION RATE CHANGE 
Essex Powerlines Corporation

Essex Powerlines Corporation (“EPLC”) has applied to the Ontario Energy Board for
approval to change its delivery charges beginning May 1, 2013. The application was
filed on October 12, 2012 under section 78 of the Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998, S.O.
1998, c.15 (Schedule B), under the Board’s guidelines for 3rd Generation Incentive
Regulation Mechanism which provides for a mechanistic and formulaic adjustment to
distribution rates between cost of service applications. EPLC’s application also includes
a request for revenue-to-cost ratio adjustments.

Delivery charges are one of four regular items on Residential and General Service
customers’ electricity bills and vary depending on the amount of electricity consumed. If
the application is approved as applied for, the monthly bill for a Residential
customer who consumes 800 kWh per month would decrease by about $0.16. The
monthly bill for a General Service customer consuming 2,000 kWh per month and
having a monthly demand of less than 50 kW would increase by about $0.61.  The
proposed changes to the Delivery charges are separate from other potential changes to
the electricity bills, which are not affected by this application.

For additional information on billing items visit the Consumer page of the Board’s
website at http://www.ontarioenergyboard.ca.

DOWNLOAD THE RATE APPLICATION IN ENGLISH

DOWNLOAD THE RATE APPLICATION IN FRENCH

Download Essex_2013 IRM Rate Generator V2_EB-2012-0123_20121012m.pdf

Download Essex_2013 IRM Revenue CostRatioAdj Workform V2_EB-2012-0123_20121012m.pdf

Download Essex_2013 IRM Tax Sharing Model V1_EB-2012-0123_20121012m.pdf

Download Essex_2013 RTSR MODEL V3_EB-2012-0123_20121012m.pdf

 

 

 
Essex Powerlines Hurricane Sandy
Friday, 02 November 2012 13:04

 

ESSEX POWERLINES TO JOIN THE HURRICANE SANDY RELIEF EFFORT

(Oldcastle ON, Nov 2, 2012) A crew from Essex Powerlines left on November 1, 2012 to join in on the relief effort as a result of the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in the North Eastern United States. After a call for assistance was issued, the crew consisting of Power Line Maintainers were destined for Morristown, New Jersey. The Essex Powerlines crew joined others from the local utilities once Entegrus (Chatham) organized the convoy and requested help from the surrounding utilities. Crews will be assisting First Energy Corp in their efforts to restore power to 1000s.


“We are pleased that we are able to do our part to help to this devastated area by sending a crew”, stated Mayor Wayne Hurst, Chair of the Essex Powerlines Board. “We wish all affected by this devastation well and to the crews a safe trip there and home.”


This is not the first time Essex Powerlines has answered a request for help as a result of a natural disaster. In 2005, Essex Powerlines crews travelled to Louisiana and Texas in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. It is expected the crew will be gone for approximately 2 weeks.

 

Click here to download a PDF of the press release

 

 
Our Customer Service Office Is Moving
Wednesday, 19 September 2012 07:47

WE’RE MOVING!


EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 24, 2012 OUR OFFICE IN THE

ESSEX CIVIC CENTRE 360 FAIRVIEW AVE WEST SUITE 218

IS MOVING TO OUR SERVICE CENTRE LOCATED AT

2730 HIGHWAY 3

OLDCASTLE, ON

N0R 1L0


NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF

HIGHWAY 3 AND WALKER ROAD

OUR NEW PHONE NUMBERS FOR CUSTOMER SERVICE ARE


Phone 519-737-6640

Fax 519-737-1353



 
Amendment to Regulation under Ontario Clean Energy Benefit Act
Thursday, 30 August 2012 19:00

Amendment to Regulation under Ontario Clean Energy Benefit Act

On June 29, 2012, the Government issued Ontario Regulation 197/12 amending the O. Regulation 495/10 under the Ontario Clean Energy Benefit (OCEB) Act. The main objective of the amendments is to limit financial benefit for eligible customers to the first 3,000 kWh/month of consumption. The regulation is effective from September 1, 2012, consistent with the date announced in the 2012 Ontario Budget.

The eligibility for the program has not changed and all residential customers, farms, and small businesses will continue to qualify for the OCEB.

The amending regulation contains a provision to exempt residential consumers requiring the use of medical equipment operating on electricity, from the 3000 kWh/month cap. Consumers that wish to use this provision will be required to submit a form made available by LDCs that includes information and statements reflected in the amended regulation.

The regulation also states that the wording which currently appear on the invoice, namely “Ontario Clean Energy Benefit (-10%)” is to be struck out and is to be labeled as specified by the Minister. The Ministry will be contacting distributors shortly with revised wording.

Specifically, the amendments include:

Definition for “multi-unit complex”

Rules to calculate the maximum allowable financial benefit

Rules for prorating the benefit amount if the effective date (September 1, 2012) for implementation of OCEB cap and also the end date (i.e., January 1, 2016) fall within the utility’s billing period.

Meaning of a “month”

The cutoff date for multi-unit complexes to provide self declaration for the purpose of availing OCEB – July 1, 2016

Exemption of the OCEB cap for customers requiring medical equipment that runs on electricity

The information to be provided by customers applying for the exemption of OCEB cap - the cutoff date for customers to provide notice is July 1, 2016

For additional information, contact the Ministry of Energy at 1-888-668-4636.


 
Knock,Knock Retail Energy Contracts
Wednesday, 29 August 2012 19:00

Retail Energy Contracts

If you are approached to sign or renew a gas or electricity contract for your home or small business, it’s important to know who you’re dealing with. Energy company salespeople must wear an ID badge and give you a business card.

Click here for more information.

 
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