Will my electrical bill go up?
This depends on you. The price of electricity per kWh will vary depending on when you use it. With Smart Meters, those who strive to conserve and shift their usage to off-peak, weekends or holidays will benefit the most. The rates are reviewed and approved annually by the OEB. Depending how and when you use electricity you may pay more, pay less or see little difference. The rates are seasonal with winter rates starting in October until March and summer rates from April to September.
How do I make all this work for me?
Your electrical bill will change to display your total usage by period. In addition, Entegrus provides an online tool to monitor your individual usage. This information can be customized for how you use energy. The system also compares your electrical usage to other, anonymous residential accounts and shows you how well you manage your electricity usage.
To monitor your usage, sign up for Go Figure, our online personal energy management service. You will find many helpful energy management tools there including a chart that shows you when your household used electricity and how much it cost you.