Ontario Government Introduces 8% Provincial Rebate

Published: January 1, 2017

Effective January 1, 2017, the Ontario Government will be providing an 8% rebate on electricity charges. Enercare will implement these savings onto resident bills and relevant bill statements as early as January 1, 2017 and by no later than July 1, 2017. Applicable savings will be retroactive to January 1, 2017. The rebate will automatically be applied to resident bills and bill statements and there is no action needed to be taken by Enercare customers and clients in order to receive the rebate.

Where Enercare pays the building bulk electricity bill, we will be conducting audits to ensure that the local electricity utility implements the provincial rebate by the July 1, 2017 deadline set by the Ontario Energy Board.


1. How is the rebate calculated?

The rebate is calculated as 8% of your electricity, delivery, regulatory, and debt retirement charges.

2. My bill period straddles December 2016 and January 2017. How will my rebate be calculated?

The rebate amount for a transition bill will be prorated based on electricity, delivery, regulatory, and debt retirement charges incurred from the effective date of January 1, 2017 onward.

3. Will residents be informed of the new rebate?

Residents will be informed of the new rebate through a bill insert in January 2017 and by email where an email address has been provided to Enercare.

Have a question? Please contact your Client Manager or Client Management Office at client.care@enercare.ca or 1 877-513-5133.