NOTICE OF APPLICATION
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.