DRC is applied at a rate of 0.7 cents per kilowatt hour of electricity consumed in most Ontario communities. Electricity users in certain areas will pay a reduced rate.
The reduced rates apply to all users who consume electricity in the reduced rate service areas, regardless of who supplies the electricity. Collectors are required to charge the correct DRC rate to each user depending on the location of the consumption.
Reduced rate areas are defined as the service areas of the local utilities listed below, as they existed on October 30, 1998. For items 18 and 19, the reduced rate applies only to the specific location mentioned. Any changes to the service areas of the utilities since this date have no impact on the consumers entitled to a reduced rate. For example, consumers in any area serviced on October 30, 1998 by the Hydro-Electric Commission of the City of Ottawa are entitled to a DRC rate of 0.69 cents per kilowatt hour. Consumers in other parts of the recently amalgamated City of Ottawa are not entitled to the reduced rate.
|Service Area of Local Utility as at October 30, 1998||DRC Rates
|1||Cornwall Street Railway Light and Power Company Limited||0.00|
|2||Canadian Niagara Power Company Limited||0.00|
|3||Public Utilities Commission of the City of Sault Ste. Marie||0.20|
|4||Great Lakes Power Limited||0.20|
|5||Bracebridge Hydro-Electric Commission||0.46|
|6||Public Utilities Commission of the Corporation of the Town of Fort Frances||0.47|
|7||Orillia Water, Light and Power Commission||0.49|
|8||Hydro Electric Commission of the City of Pembroke||0.49|
|9||Granite Power Corporation||0.51|
|10||Public Utilities Commission of the Village of Eganville||0.60|
|11||Hydro Electric Commission of the Town of Renfrew||0.61|
|12||Public Utilities Commission of the Town of Parry Sound||0.65|
|13||Public Utilities Commission of the Town of Bancroft||0.66|
|14||Peterborough Utilities Commission||0.67|
|15||St. Catharines Hydro-Electric Commission||0.68|
|16||Elora Hydro Electric Commission||0.69|
|17||The Hydro-Electric Commission of the City of Ottawa||0.69|
|18||Town of Mississippi Mills Public Utilities Commission, only for the Ward of Almonte||0.42|
|19||Campbellford/Seymour Public Utilities Commission, only for the Town of Campbellford as it existed on December 31, 1997||0.49|