Published on April 30, 2018

The average Ontario family will save 12% on their hydro bills thanks to the Ontario PC’s honest and responsible hydro plan, Ontario PC Leader Doug Ford announced today.

“Right now, seniors, small businesses, and families are paying for hidden expenses on their hydro bills that have nothing to do with keeping the lights on,” said Ford, “we’re going to fix that. Our plan will put more money in your pocket and deliver real relief to the people who need it most.”

Ford revealed how an Ontario PC government will remove several buried expenses from Ontario hydro bills, while ensuring that Ontario families are the principle beneficiaries of improved efficiencies in the hydro system. In particular, Ford committed to:

  • Return all Hydro One dividends to hydro customers — saving the average family $70 on their hydro bills.
  • Stop the practice of burying the cost of conservation programs on hydro bills and instead move those programs to the tax base — saving the average family $43 on their hydro bills.
  • Place an immediate moratorium on any new energy contracts while walking back and re-negotiating existing contracts where possible — saving the average family $60 on their hydro bills.

“Together, these three measures will save an average family $173 per year on their hydro bills,” said Ford.