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The Electricity Price Mitigation program helps Ontarians manage electricity costs and assists consumers with the transition to a reliable and cleaner electricity system and complements existing tax-related mitigation benefits.

The Ontario Clean Energy Benefit is a measure to provide direct relief to eligible electricity consumers, providing a benefit equal to 10 percent of the total cost of electricity on their electricity bills including tax. The Northern Ontario Energy Credit helps low- to moderate-income individuals 18 years of age and older and families living in Northern Ontario with their home energy costs, which are often higher in the north due to more severe winters.

VOTE SUMMARY
($)
ITEM # ITEM

Estimates
2012-13

Estimates
2011-12

Difference
Between
2012-13
and
2011-12

Actual
2010-11

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
1 Ontario Clean Energy Benefit 1,070,000,000 1,137,774,000 (67,774,000) 299,827,592
2 Northern Ontario Energy Credit 39,200,000 29,400,000 9,800,000 24,085,111
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 1,109,200,000 1,167,174,000 (57,974,000) 323,912,703
  Total Operating Expense 1,109,200,000 1,167,174,000 (57,974,000) 323,912,703
  OPERATING ASSETS        
- Transitional Northern Ontario Energy Credit - 500,000 (500,000) -
  TOTAL OPERATING ASSETS TO BE VOTED - 500,000 (500,000) -
  Total Operating Assets - 500,000 (500,000) -


Standard Account by Item and Sub-items
($)
VOTE -ITEM
#
STANDARD ACCOUNT BY ITEM AND SUB-ITEMS      
  OPERATING EXPENSE      
2905-1 Ontario Clean Energy Benefit      
  Transfer payments      
     Ontario Clean Energy Benefit Act, 2010     1,070,000,000
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     1,070,000,000
2905-2 Northern Ontario Energy Credit      
  Transfer payments      
     Northern Ontario Energy Credit     39,200,000
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     39,200,000
  Total Operating Expense for Electricity Price Mitigation     1,109,200,000