My name is William Junior Ransom and I am the new Community Energy Champion for Atikameksheng Anishnawbek. In this role, I will be challenged with finding energy deficiencies within the community and remedying them. I will be developing a Community Energy Plan (CEP) that will provide a cleaner and energy efficient future. The end goal is to develop and implement a plan to lower energy bills resulting in cost savings and improving the quality of life of the Atikameksheng Anishnawbek members while being responsible to the environment.
If you have any questions or something that you would like to see implemented that you feel will save energy and help lower costs, please feel free to contact me.
Stay tuned for more information to come. In the meantime, please note the changes to Hydro One’s time of use rates and hours.
Changes coming from Hydro One regarding billing -November 2020
- Since June 1st everyone has been paying a flat rate of $0.128/kWh, no matter when you used the electricity. This was part of the government’s COVID-19 response.
- Beginning November 1st, the flat rate option is no longer available, and residential and small businesses must choose between Time of Use (TOU) billing or Tiered Billing
- There is a calculator to help you figure out which option is best for you (https://www.oeb.ca/rates-and-your-bill/bill-calculator)
- Explanation of TOU and Tiered is provided below
- To switch from TOU to Tiered prices, you must notify your utility by completing a form (called an election form). Electricity utilities must begin accepting election forms on October 13, 2020. You can get the form on your utility’s website or by contacting them. If you want to continue paying TOU prices, no action is required.
Time-of-use – Most residential and small business customers are charged using time-of-use rates, where the rate depends on when you use electricity.