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Ontario cutting electricity bills by 25 percent

Staff Writer |
Ontario is lowering electricity bills by 25 percent on average for all residential customers as part of a significant system restructuring that will address long-standing policy challenges and ensure greater fairness.

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Starting this summer, Ontario's Fair Hydro Plan would provide households with this 25 percent break. Many small businesses and farms would also benefit from the initiative.

People with low incomes and those living in eligible rural communities would receive even greater reductions to their electricity bills.

As part of this plan, rate increases over the next four years would be held to the rate of inflation for everyone.

These measures include the eight percent rebate introduced in January and build on previously announced initiatives to deliver broad-based rate relief on all electricity bills.

Taken together, these changes will deliver the single-largest reduction to electricity rates in Ontario's history.