Toronto Hydro Corporation

Toronto Hydro Corporation
Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited

Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited

February 21, 2007 11:09 ET

Toronto Hydro-Electric System Files Application for an Increase in Distribution Rates Effective May 1, 2007

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Feb. 21, 2007) - Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited (THESL), a subsidiary of Toronto Hydro Corporation, filed a Rate Application on January 26, 2007 with its regulator, the Ontario Energy Board (OEB). THESL's Application sought an increase of about 0.4 percent in its electricity distribution rates effective May 1, 2007.

If approved, the average residential THESL customer consuming 1,000 kilowatt hours (kWh) per month would see an increase of $0.14 per month or $1.70 per year on the 'Delivery' line item of their bill. This represents an increase of about 0.1% on the total bill. The increase is to cover costs due to inflation and is adjusted for productivity improvements and the removal of the Large Corporation Tax, based on a formula provided by the OEB to be used by local electricity distribution companies across the province.

Distribution rates cover the costs associated with bringing electricity from transformer stations to homes and businesses in Toronto. This includes the cost of building and maintaining overhead and underground distribution lines, poles, stations and local transformers.

About Toronto Hydro

The Corporation is a holding company which through its wholly-owned subsidiaries:

- Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited (THESL) - distributes electricity;

- Toronto Hydro Energy Services Inc. - provides street lighting and expressway lighting services, and energy efficiency products and services;

- Toronto Hydro Telecom Inc. - leases fibre optic cable capacity and provides data communication services.

The principal business of the Corporation is the distribution of electricity by THESL. THESL owns and operates an electricity distribution system that delivers electricity to approximately 677,000 customers located in the City of Toronto. THESL is the largest municipal electric distribution company in Canada.

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Contact Information

  • Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited
    Blair Peberdy
    Vice-President, Communications and Public Affairs
    (416) 542-2515
    Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited
    Pankaj Sardana
    Vice-President, Treasury, Regulatory & Rates
    (416) 542-2707