Break on electricity bills to continue

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Families, small businesses, and farms will continue to get a break on their electricity bills for at least the next week and a half.

The Ontario government is extending electricity rate relief until February 9, 2021.

“We know staying at home means using more electricity during the day when electricity prices are higher,” said Minister of Energy, Northern Development, and Mines Greg Rickford.

Electricity prices will remain at the off-peak rate of 08.5 cents a kilowatt hour, 24-hours a day for Time-Of-Use and tiered customers.

The off-peak rate came into effect on January 1, 2021 for a 28-day period. The order was set to expire on Thursday.

The off-peak price will be automatically applied to all residential, small business, and farm customers who get a bill from a utility and pay regulated rates.