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In Our Community

Welland Hydro-Electric System Corp. is a community focused organization and an active participant in the growth and prosperity of the City of Welland. We are proud of the many community programs we either sponsor or participate in. We are also equally proud of the efforts of our many civic-minded employees who generously give their time to volunteer in the community.

 

Recent News in our Community

Welland Hydro on Social Media

Monday, June 26, 2017

Thirteen years after it started, we have finally made it to Facebook! Like us at Welland Hydro-Electric System Corp.

 

Also, did you know Welland Hydro has been on Twitter since 2013?

 

Click here to view our Twitter page and sign up to follow us.

Electricity Prices Dropping July 1, 2017

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Ontario's electricity prices are dropping again on July 1, 2017. Please click here for details.

Public Consultation Meeting

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Welland Solar Joint Venture, on behalf of the Corporation of the City of Welland and Welland Hydro Energy Services Corp, will be engaging in the construction of two (2) 500kW solar powered ground mount projects located at 108 Thorold Road and 950 East Main Street.  For additional information about the projects, site details and meeting date(s)/time(s), please click on one of the sites below:

 

500 kW Solar PV (ground-mounted) - 108 Thorold Road

 

500 kW Solar PV (ground-mounted) - 950 East Main Street

Welland Hydro Rate Application - Approved

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

The Ontario Energy Board has approved Welland Hydro-Electric System Corp.'s 2017 rate application. The new rates will become effective on May 1, 2017. To review the approved rates, please click here.

OESP Changes

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Support for lower-income electricity consumers will increase by 50 per cent and more consumers will be eligible for assistance under changes to the Ontario Electricity Support Program (OESP), which take effect May 1, 2017.

 

Click here for more details.

OEB Releases Summer 2017 TOU Rates

Friday, April 21, 2017

The Ontario Energy Board has released the summer TOU rates which will come into effect on May 1, 2017. Click here for details.

Kilowatt Way

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Whether you live in an apartment or a house – four quick questions will reveal how you use electricity and show you ways to become more energy efficient. Click here to begin.

Electricity Contracts - Know Your Rights

Monday, February 6, 2017

Did you know Ontario passed legislation banning door-to-door sales for energy contracts?

 

Click here for more information regarding the rules which came into effect on January 1, 2017.

 

It is important to know your rights and be an informed consumer before providing any salesperson with your account information or signing any contracts. Below are a couple of links with helpful information:

 

Know Your Rights - Consumer Protection Act

 

Door-to-Door Sales - Protect Yourself

 

The Ontario Energy Board - Retail Contracts

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The Ontario Energy Board is Holding a Public Hearing

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

The Ontario Energy Board (OEB) is hosting a meeting on January 31, 2017 at the Welland Community Wellness Centre (Activity Room), 145 Lincoln Street, Welland, Ontario from 6:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:00 p.m.) so that you can:

 

  • Learn more about Welland Hydro's costs and rate application.
  • Find out how the OEB will review the application.
  • Get involved and provide your comments about the application to the OEB.

 

For more details, click on one of the following links:

 

Learn more. Have your say (English version)

Learn more. Have your say (French version)

 

View Welland Hydro's rate application and supporting evidence

 

Material from the OEB's community meeting on January 31, 2017:

 

View Welland Hydro's presentation regarding its 2017 Cost of Service application

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8% Provincial Rebate

Monday, January 9, 2017

Beginning January 1, 2017, residential customers are eligible for an 8% Provincial Rebate on their electricity bill.  The rebate is equal to the provincial portion of the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST).

 

It will start to appear on bills that include consumption after January 1, 2017.  The rebate does not have an expiry date. 

 

Business, institutional and industrial customers may qualify for the 8% Provincial Rebate.  Businesses with a demand of less than 50 kilowatts automatically qualify.

 

If you previously provided Welland Hydro-Electric System Corp. with a self-declaration form to be exempted from the Debt Retirement Charge (DRC) or to receive the Ontario Clean Energy Benefit (OCEB), you will automatically be enrolled to receive this rebate.

 

If your status has changed, however, since you provided those forms, you must notify Welland Hydro-Electric System Corp. of that change as it may affect your eligibility to receive the 8% rebate.

 

If you did not qualify for previous exceptions or credits, you may still be eligible to receive the rebate if:

 

  • Your average monthly demand for electricity is 50 kilowatts or less;

 

  • Your annual consumption is 250,000 kilowatt hours of electricity or less;

 

  • You carry on a business that is a farming business for the purpose of the Farm Registration and Farm Organizations Funding Act, 1993, and you hold a valid registration number assigned under that Act or your obligation to file a farming business registration form was waived pursuant to an order made under subsection 22 (6) of that Act

 

  • Your account relates to one of the following:
  1. a dwelling, or
  2. a property, within the meaning of the Condominium Act, 1998, or
  3. a residential complex, within the meaning of subsection 2 (1) of the Residential Tenancies Act, 2006, without regard to section 5 of that Act, or a property that includes one or more housing units and that is owned or leased by a co-operative within the meaning of the Co-operative Corporations Act.

 

If you own a multi-residential building (s) that does not have individually metered units, such as some apartment buildings or condominiums, your account may also be eligible.

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