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Disconnection Threat – Phone Scam

It has come to the attention of Tillsonburg Hydro, that customers (business currently) are getting phone calls about the disconnection of service for non-payment from an illegitimate source. The callers are referencing Hydro One as opposed to Tillsonburg Hydro. Please be advised that Tillsonburg Hydro communicates any potential disconnections through written correspondence 48-hours prior to any disconnection activity, as opposed to phone calls, and that only Tillsonburg Hydro has the authority to disconnect power for non-payment issues.

 

Please consider these facts and be extremely cautious about sharing any personal information with any party over the phone.

 

If you have any concerns about the legitimacy of information with respect to The Town of Tillsonburg or Tillsonburg Hydro, please call our customer service centre at 519-688-3009 to discuss the issue with one of staff members.

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Public Safety Message

Public Safety Message
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NEW Time of Use / Tiered Pricing effective November 1

New Tillsonburg Hydro Distribution Rates (Effective November 1, 2020) - Click for Details.

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Time of Use / Tiered Customer Choice

Please see links below to our time of use tiered customer choice information.
Please mail the completed form to: Tillsonburg Hydro Inc, 10 Lisgar Ave, Tillsonburg ON N4G5A5 or emailed to utilitybilling@tillsonburg.ca.
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2019 Tillsonburg Hydro Scorecard

Please click the link in order to view the 2019 Tillsonburg Hydro Scorecard

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Does your utility bill seem higher than usual?

No one likes paying electricity and water bills—so when a monthly bill seems higher than usual, we understand your concern. Here are some things to keep in mind when reviewing your utility bill.

 

The COVID-19 effect

On March 24, 2020, residential, farm and small business customers began paying 10.1¢/kWh—or the Off-Peak rate—under the OEB’s Regulated Price Plan (RPP). This temporary COVID-19 relief measure was put in place by the Government of Ontario, and was later extended to May 31, 2020. The rate applied regardless of the time the electricity was consumed.

 

On June 1, the Government of Ontario changed the rate for residential, farm and small business customers to 12.8¢/kWh—resulting in a 27% difference between May and June bills.

 

The impact of weather

July and August this year were hot, humid and dry. When the weather is hot, the demand for electricity rises—due to increased fan and air conditioner use. The demand for water also increases as people tend to do laundry more often, and water plants, gardens and lawns with greater frequency.

 

Count the days

The number of days reflected on your utility bill can range from 25 to 35 days, depending on the calendar, and the impact of statutory holidays. If you’re comparing invoices from month to month, be sure to note the number of days, and the usage shown for each month. You’ll find the following pieces of information on every invoice:

 

  • Current read date (when your meter was read for this bill)
  • Previous read date (when your meter was read for your previous bill)
  • The usage for the period

 

Estimated water usage

In August, all water bills were estimated. Please rest assured that meter readings will be obtained in September and the next water invoice will show actual consumption over the period. 

Billing change

A small group of Tillsonburg residents received a two-month water billing last month as a result of internal process changes. If you were affected, your next bill will show only one month.


We’re here for you

We trust this information is helpful to you as you review your bill and manage your future electricity and water consumption. If you have questions, or need further clarification regarding your account, please call the Tillsonburg Customer Service Centre at 519.688.3009, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday.

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COVID-19 Energy Assistance Program – Small Business (CEAP-SB)

CEAP-SB is a specific, time-limited program to provide a one-time, on-bill credit to electricity and natural gas consumers who have experienced hardships as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. 
The program is funded by the government of Ontario ($8 million).
Eligibility requirements are contained in the application form

 

Tillsonburg Hydro will be accepting completed forms via mail (10 Lisgar Ave, Tillsonburg ON N4G5A5) or email utilitybilling@tillsonburg.ca. Forms are also available at our office if required. (NOTE: forms will be processed as received)

 

Please call our Customer Service Team for further assistance at 519-688-3009 Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm.

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REQUEST FOR TENDER #RFT 2020-014

 TILLSONBURG HYDRO INC. - TOWN OF TILLSONBURG 
Rolling Meadows Subdivision 2.4/4kV to 16/27.6 kV Conversion Phase 1 & 2 
THI Project # 20011 (Phase I) & 20012 (Phase II) 

CLOSING DATE: 2:00 P.M. August 14, 2020 
Query Deadline: August 11, 2020 
ONLINE SUBMISSIONS ONLY 

Bid documents and details may be obtained at tillsonburg.bidsandtenders.ca 
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COVID-19 Energy Assistance Program (CEAP)

COVID-19 Energy Assistance Program (CEAP)


CEAP is a specific, time-limited program to provide a one-time, on-bill credit to electricity and natural gas consumers who have experienced hardships as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The program is funded by the government of Ontario ($9 million).
Residential electricity consumers are eligible for CEAP if they meet the following criteria:

1. Consumer must have an account with an electricity distributor or a USMP.  Only the account holder (i.e. the customer) can submit an application for the CEAP credit.
2. If the customer did have overdue amounts prior to March 17, 2020 in respect to electricity charges, the customer made at least partial payments on these overdue amounts.
3. As of the day of applying, customer has overdue amounts owing for electricity charges from at least two electricity bills since March 17, 2020.
4. Customer or the customer’s spouse / common-law partner (who must share the same address with the customer)qualified for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) or received Employment Insurance (EI) at any point after March 17, 2020.
5. Customer has not received Ontario Electricity Support Program (OESP) or Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) grants in 2020.

Tillsonburg Hydro will be accepting completed forms via mail (10 Lisgar Ave, Tillsonburg ON N4G5A5) or email utilitybilling@tillsonburg.ca. Forms are also available at our office if required. (NOTE: forms will be processed as received)

Please call our Customer Service Team for further assistance at 519-688-3009 Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm.

Click here to download the application form.
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NOTICE OF TILLSONBURG HYDRO INC. (THI) ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

TAKE NOTICE that the annual meeting (the “Meeting”) of the holders of common shares of Tillsonburg Hydro Inc. (the “Corporation”) will be held on Tuesday, June 30 at 12:00 p.m., via electronic method, for the following purposes:

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COVID-19 Recovery Rate, starting June 1, 2020

The Government of Ontario has introduced a COVID-19 Recovery Rate of 12.8¢/kWh for all time-of-use (TOU) electricity customers, to support Ontarians as we restart the economy. Households, farms and small businesses who pay time-of-use electricity rates will be charged this fixed rate 24 hours a day, seven days a week, starting June 1, 2020.

This rate will be automatically reflected on TOU customers’ electricity bills for all three TOU periods, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and is intended to be in place until October 31, 2020.

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Ontario Government Extends Relief to Ontarians

The Government originally announced that all Regulated Price Plan – Time of Use customers would pay “OFF-Peak” pricing 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from March 24, 2020 to May 7, 2020. Yesterday the Government announced an extension of these relief measures until May 31, 2020.

 

A detailed release can be found here  

 

Please call our Customer Service Team for any questions at 519-688-3009, Monday to Friday 8 am to 5 pm.

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COVID-19 – Non-Regulated Price Plan Customer Temporary Relief


Deferral of Global Adjustment (GA) charges

 

Ontario is deferring a portion of Global Adjustment (GA) charges for industrial and commercial electricity consumers that do not participate in the Regulated Price Plan (RPP), starting from April 2020. The GA rate for smaller industrial and commercial consumers (i.e., Class B) has been set at $115 per megawatt-hour, which is roughly

in line with the March 2020 value. Large industrial and commercial consumers (i.e., Class A) will receive the same percentage reduction in GA charges as Class B consumers.

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New Rates Announcement

On April 16, 2020, Tillsonburg Hydro Inc. (THI) received a Decision and Rate Order, from the Ontario Energy Board (OEB), for our annual inflation-based increase to rates. The full application and decision are available on both the THI website (www.tillsonburghyro.ca) and the OEB website (www.oeb.ca).

There were 4 main areas where rates were impacted and they are summarized in the attached document - click here to read the full release.

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WARNING – POTENTIAL COVID-19 SCAMS

Unfortunately, while the Province, County and World deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, certain people are attempting to take advantage of various groups of society. These scams focus on exploiting personal fear and trust to attempt to obtain personal information or extort money from individuals.

 

While Tillsonburg Hydro continues with our business functions and may contact you for various reasons, please be diligent in providing any information to people claiming to be representing the Town of Tillsonburg or Tillsonburg Hydro. If you have any concerns with the legitimacy of a contact from Tillsonburg Hydro or Town staff, please ask for their names and indicate you will call them back.

 

Any legitimate contact by Tillsonburg Hydro or the Town of Tillsonburg can be verified by calling our main phone line at 519-688-3009 and following the prompts to dial by name or reach our operators to be redirected to the appropriate staff.

 

Please stay safe and stay home.

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Ontario Government provides relief to Ontarians

COVID-19: Time-of-Use Rates Suspended for 45 Days


The Government of Ontario is providing temporary 45-day emergency relief to support Ontarians impacted by the global COVID-19 outbreak. As of Tuesday, March 24, 2020, households, farms and small businesses who pay time-of-use electricity rates will be charged off-peak rates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

 

Electricity charges for March 24, 2020 and later (for 45 days) will be billed at an “Off-Peak” price of 10.1 cents / kWh.

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COVID-19 Customer Update

Due to the spread of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) in Canada, THI has temporarily altered its service delivery model, including reduced customer interaction with staff. However, there are still a variety of ways to obtain service. 

 

Our Customer Service Team is available by phone Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please call 519-688-3009 for assistance and we will do our best to assist you. Click here to download the full information sheet

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COVID-19 Service Delivery Model

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread across the Nation and Province, THI in conjunction with the Town of Tillsonburg has altered our service delivery model to protect the Community and Staff.

 

Please follow this link https://www.tillsonburg.ca/en/town-hall/novel-conoravirus-covid-19-information.aspx to view all pertinent updates and information.

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Consumer Alert: Ontario Energy Board receiving calls regarding Save on Energy Programs

Please see the link below regarding illicit phone calls for Conservation Programs occurring in Ontario.

 

https://www.oeb.ca/newsroom/2020/consumer-alert-protect-your-personal-information-save-energy-does-not-solicit-0

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Phone Scam Alert

Tillsonburg Hydro Inc., would like to remind customers that we comply with all electricity pricing regulations. Should you receive a phone call indicating that this is not the case—or suggesting that certain rebates are not being applied—please hang up immediately. As always, THI customers are reminded to be cautious when answering unsolicited calls, and refrain from providing any personal or account information.

 

Your privacy and security are important to us. If you have any concerns regarding this or other billing issues, please contact our Customer Service Centre at 519.688.3009.

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