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Province Announces Assistance For Electricity Consumers Having Trouble Paying Their Bill
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Province Announces Assistance For Electricity Consumers Having Trouble Paying Their Bill

Posted: 2020-06-01 13:59:36 By: thebay

The province announced that it will continue to support consumers by helping those struggling to pay their energy bills as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Details of the new programs were announced by Premier Doug Ford this afternoon which includes:

  • $9 million to support consumers struggling to pay their energy bills during the pandemic. The program will provide one-time payments to consumers to help pay down any electricity bill debt incurred over the COVID‑19 period.
  • $8 million for the COVID-19 Energy Assistance Program for Small Business struggling with bill payments as a result of the outbreak; and
  • An extension of the Ontario Energy Board's winter disconnection ban until July 31, 2020

The government recently announced that it will continue the suspension of time-of-use electricity rates and customers will be billed based on a new fixed COVID-19 Recovery Rate of 12.8 cents per kilowatt hour.


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