Time Of Use FAQs

When is Erie Thames Powerlines switching consumers to TOU prices?
What are Time of Use prices?
What is a 'Smart Meter'?
Are smart meters safe? What about RF emissions?
Why are consumers being switched to Time of Use prices?
What is the difference between today's electricity prices (Regulated Price Plan Two-Tiered Prices) and Regulated Price Plan (RPP) Time of Use pricing?
Why does 'peak demand' matter so much?
Won't I pay more for my electricity under Regulated Price Plan (RPP) Time of Use prices relative to today's RPP Two-Tiered prices?
Why is it much more expensive to consume electricity during weekdays?
What are the 'holidays' that are included for off-peak pricing?
How are TOU prices calculated?
What if I have a contract with an energy retailer?
I don't think these rates will work in my favour. Do I have another option?
How were Time of Use prices developed?
My neighbours have been switched to TOU pricing, why have I not been switched?
I understand that I will be able to view my electricity usage over the Internet. When can I set up my account?
What are my best strategies to manage my electricity costs under Time of Use pricing?
What other tips could you provide to manage my costs, reduce strain on the electricity system, and help the environment with Time of Use prices?
If everyone shifts their electricity usage, won't it just create a new peak period at another time?
Where can I learn more about what it costs to operate different appliances under Time of Use prices?
Where can I learn more about what it costs to operate different appliances under Time of Use prices?
Where will all the meter data be stored?
Is my personal information secure?
I operate a business. Won't these prices cost me more?
If I have a contract with an electricity retailer, will I make the switch to Time of Use prices?
I rely on electric heat and air conditioning and I believe that Time of Use prices will increase my bill significantly - what can I do about that?
Why can i no longer send in my meter readings when I make the switch to Time of Use pricing?