Ontario cottagers may see a hydro hike soon, approximately $1,000 more a year

Hydro One is in the process of submitting a report to the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) on its seasonal customers.

In 2015, the OEB gave Hydro One the directive to eliminate its seasonal rate class and move those customers to either low-density or medium-density billing.

“This change that’s proposed by the Ontario Energy Board will affect 154,000 seasonal customers in the province,” said Terry Rees, executive director of the Federation of Ontario Cottagers’ Associations (FOCA). “It’s going to mean a dramatic increase in their costs. Affordability is a real challenge in rural Ontario.”

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