See how it is broken down

Milton Hydro’s distribution charges amount to 20% of the average residential monthly bill based on consumption of 800 kWh (before the 10% Ontario Clean Energy Benefit credit). Milton Hydro is responsible for collecting the remaining 80% of the bill that goes to pay for electricity generation, transmission costs, regulatory and debt retirement charges, and the Harmonized Sales Tax.

Electricity Bill in Dollars for an Average Residential

Customer using 800kWh/month – May 1, 2014*

    Charge Unit Rate Volume Charge
      ($) kWh ($)
Milton Hydro          
Monthly Service Charge   monthly $ 15.32   $ 15.32
Distribution Volumetric Rate   per kWh $ 0.0141 800 $ 11.28
Standard Supply Service Charge   monthly $ 0.25   $ 0.25
Total Milton Hydro         $ 26.85
           
Hydro OneTransmission & Low Voltage          
RTSR – Network   per kWh $ 0.0079 829 $ 6.55
RTSR – Line & Connection Charges   per kWh $ 0.0059 829 $ 4.89
Low Voltage Rate Adder   per kWh $ 0.0002 800 $ 0.16
Total Hydro OneTransmission & LV         $ 11.60
           
Provincial System Operator          
Wholesale Market Service Charge   per kWh $ 0.0044 829 $ 3.65
Rural and Remote Rate Protection   per kWh $ 0.0013 829 $ 1.08
Deferral/Variance Account   per kWh $ – 800 $ –
Smart Meter Entity – MDM/R   monthly $ 0.79   $ 0.79
Total Provincial System Operator         $ 5.52
           
Electricity TOU          
On – Peak – 18%   per kWh $ 0.1350 149.21 $20.14
Mid – Peak – 17%   per kWh $ 0.1120 140.92 $15.78
Off – Peak – 66%   per kWh $ 0.0750 547.11 $41.03
Total Electricity Charges         $76.95
           
Debt Retirement Charge (DRC)   per kWh $ 0.0070 800 $ 5.60
HST   Total Bill 13%   $ 16.45
Province – DRC+HST         $ 22.05
           
Total Bill Before OCEB         $ 142.97
Ontario Clean Energy Benefit 10% of total bill     ($ 14.30)
           
Total Customer Bill         $ 128.67

 

Where does your Electricity Dollar go?

You may be billed by Hydro One or another local distribution company, but your money goes to several different corporations, regulators and independent generators that now make up Ontario’s deregulated electricity market. Our chargeable poriton on your bill is “Delivery”.***

Data is based on a provincial average.

* Based on an average monthly electricity bill of $104.00, before HST. Represents an average residential customer on the Regulated Price Plan (RPP).

** Transmission and Distribution charges are combined and make up the delivery line on an electricity bill.

*** Pie Chart represents an average high density residential customer using 1,000kWh/month.

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