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time-of-use (TOU)

TIME-OF-USE is a new way to manage your electricity usage. This system will help the consumer control the consumption cost, reduce strain on the distribution system therefore help our environment. As of September 2011, Woodstock Hydro has been switching its residential and small business customers to Time-of-Use (TOU) electrical price structure. 

Time-of-Use periods are set by the Ontario Energy Board. Here are the three Time-of-Use periods and rates effective May 1, 2012.

On Peak - the cost of energy and demand are highest: 11.7 cents per kWh
Mid Peak - the cost of energy and demand are moderate:  10.0 cents per kWh
Off Peak- the cost of energy and demand are lowest: 6.5 cents per kWh

While weekends and holidays are always off-peak, TOU periods for weekdays change seasonally, as outlined in this chart:

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Now is a good time to take a few minutes to look at the timing of your energy use at home or your business. With TOU billing, small changes to daily routines can make a big impact.

To learn how shifting your electricity usage makes sense, visit:

For more information about Ontario's Regulated Price Plan and TOU pricing visit: