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Ontario Rebate for Electricity Consumers Act, 2016

Tillsonburg Hydro is providing the following information to ensure our customers are aware Provincial portion of HST rebate approved by the Provincial Government.

For electricity consumption on or after January 1, 2017, a rebate equal to the 8% provincial portion of the HST will be included on the “eligible” account bills. An Eligible Account is defined within the Act as:

“eligible account” means, in respect of a consumer, an account with an electricity vendor, or with a person prescribed by the regulations, for the provision of electricity in Ontario if,

(a) the consumer has a demand for electricity of 50 kilowatts or less, or such other amount of demand for electricity as may be prescribed,

(b) the consumer annually uses not more than 250,000 kilowatt hours of electricity, or such other amount of use of electricity as may be prescribed,

(c) the consumer,
(i) carries on a business that is a farming business for the purposes of the Farm Registration and Farm Organizations Funding Act, 1993, and
(ii) holds a valid registration number assigned under that Act or the consumer’s obligation to file a farming business registration form was waived pursuant to an order made under subsection 22 (6) of that Act,

(d) the account relates to,
(i) a dwelling,
(ii) a property, within the meaning of the Condominium Act, 1998,
(iii) a residential complex, within the meaning of subsection 2 (1) of the Residential Tenancies Act, 2006, without regard to section 5 of that Act, or
(iv) a property that includes one or more housing units and that is owned or leased by a co-operative within the meaning of the Co-operative Corporations Act, or

(e) the consumer or the account satisfies such conditions as may be prescribed by the regulations; (“compte admissible”)
Residential and Small commercial (demand less than 50 kW monthly) will have this credit appear on their bill automatically and don’t require any immediate action.

Multi-Unit residential accounts will be required to complete a “Self-Declaration Form” which can be downloaded here , to ensure the appropriate credits will be applied to accounts.

If you have any other questions, please contact Tillsonburg Hydro directly at 519-688-3009.

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