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Here We Go AGAIN – Ontario Raising Electricity Rates 2.5% May 1st


When will this Liberal electricity nightmare in Ontario end? After absorbing punishing electricity rate increases in May 2015, November 2015 and January of this year we are once again going to see our rates going up on May 1st.

“They must have a good reason to increase our rates in May after a a huge increase in January and two increases last year… so I’m not really interested in the reason why.”

You might want to just buy into that line above and stop reading, my feelings won’t be hurt. The real reason behind this increase may just be enough to ruin your day. From the Ontario Energy Board we get this:

“Ontarians consumed less electricity than expected over the recent milder winter. As a result of lower usage, Regulated Price Plan (RPP) prices did not recover the full cost of serving RPP
customers. One of the main reasons prices are increasing in May is to recover this shortfall. ”

Did I understand that right?

Ontarians managed to conserve and use LESS ELECTRICITY than they expected us to, so now they want us to PAY FOR ELECTRICITY WE DIDN’T USE. We all thought the mild winter meant a little bit of a reprieve from soaring energy costs. Joke’s on us I guess. We should know better than to expect the government to allow us any breaks.

Basically, the vastly underpaid executives that run our electricity system have rigged a system that works like this:

  • Using too MUCH elctricity is BAD. Do this and we’ll raise rates to punish you and force you to change your behaviour to use less.
  • Using too LITTLE electricity is BAD. Do this and we’ll raise rates to punish you and force you to use even less by making it more unaffordable.

Am I the only one that sees a problem here?

What happened to all the conservation efforts? Why is the government encouraging us to conserve when they are overproducing? Why are businesses being driven out of Ontario for lack of cheap power when we have an excess of power we are giving away to the United States every month? Why are we not being given CHEAPER electricity to encourage us to use up the electricity that must be produced by our infrastructure?

I’m very hopeful that only a government as inept as Kathleen Wynne’s could allow a debacle like this to continue.

It really is time to rise up and be heard.


  1. How can they Justify this increase? They take and take more and more from good honest Tax paying citizens of this Province.
    How can you believe this Government that fooled us from their Power scandals that they themselves suppressed from us and got away from it again.
    I will say to those who voted this government. You were fooled again! Wake up Ontario start complaining!

  2. People are living as cheaply as possible already, because the rates and the increase in food prices make life hard to afford as it is. Anything made in Ontario will now cost more as manufacturers {including farms} pass the increased cost to consumers.
    Hydro made $15.2 billion last year and now rates seem to go up every month.
    So while hydro pays America to take the excess, people in Ontario live hand to mouth because finding a decent paying job is tough these days.
    Enough is enough.

  3. Lets kill the 85cent a kW/h solar power panel boondoggle,
    the 15 cent kW/h windmills that need to have a gas plant on backup
    and fire the 3 cent a kW/h coal plants and get business back in Ontario.
    Ontario’s green Energy shift has cost all Ontarians, we were paying 4.7 kW/h flat rate
    Now we are 8.7 kW/h off peak, 18 kW/h on peak?

    I just don’t feel like I win with Wynne. Time to throw her in Jail and use her pension, and Dalton McSquinty’s pension to pay back the tax payers for their crimes.

  4. What a rip off. I just simply won’t pay ! If they send an energy rep to my door, then that fool gets the baseball bat. If you want to steal from me, then YOU pay ! Period !

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