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Fears over time-of-use hydro billing

March 12, 2010
The Ottawa Citizen

“Within the next 12 months, to the ordinary consumer, there is going to be a dramatic change in the overall power bill.” The harmonized sales tax will come into effect, said Adams, in addition to a predicted rate increase from the Ontario Energy Board, plus charges related to the Green Energy Act. Added to TOU billing hikes — Adams says the Toronto pilot pegged them at eight per cent — he predicts a typical hydro bill might jump 25 per cent in a year.

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