Ontario and the rest of Canada began the process of deregulating the nation’s natural gas market in 1985. Thirteen years later, Ontario passed the Energy Competition Act of 1998, which called for the restructuring of the province’s electricity market, in order to make it more competitive and to expand the choices available to consumers.
Since 2002, homeowners and businesses in Ontario have had the ability to choose whether to purchase their energy from a competitive retail company, or to obtain their energy from their local utility and pay the provincial regulated rate. This competitive market offers consumers the ability to save money by finding the electricity and natural gas plans that best suit them and their unique needs.
At Energyrates.ca, we help you compare the energy plans offered by retail companies and regulated utilities throughout Ontario, so that you can find the best possible price for your electricity and natural gas needs. We can help you identify the provider that is the best fit for you, and keep your long-term energy costs as low as possible. Use the form above to find out what deals are available in your local area, or contact us today for a free consultation.
Energyrates.ca has a vast amount of information about energy companies, Ontario utilities, and your rights as a consumer, including the following:
Regional Energy Services
We offer a vast amount of information about energy companies and utilities operating in Ontario, including in the cities of Toronto, Ottawa, Mississauga, Brampton, Hamilton, London, Markham, Kitchener, Windsor, Burlington, Sudbury, Oshawa, Barrie, and Guelph. Learn more about each city’s energy options, as well as the local history of electricity and natural gas development.
Rates & Information
Before you can cut your energy costs, you have to understand what your energy costs are in the first place. That is why we have gathered a variety of resources together, so that you can easily find answers to your questions about the following topics:
- Why is the Ontario Energy Market Regulated?
- Explaining Your Electricity Rate
- Explaining Your Natural Gas Rates
- Breaking Down Your Electricity Bill
- Green Energy Options
- How to Set Up a New Utility Service When You Move to Ontario
- Does Your Ontario Energy Provider Require a Security Deposit?
- How to Renew Your Energy Contract
- How to Start Natural Gas Service for the First Time
- How to Cancel an Energy Contract
- How to Read Your Gas Meter
- Ontario Electricity Support Program
- Save on Energy
It can be difficult to choose between the many electricity and natural gas plans offered by the various retail energy companies providing services in Ontario. That is why we have gathered as much data and background information as possible about these companies, so that you can make an informed decision.
When Ontario deregulated its consumer-level energy market in 2002, the province wanted to keep a safety net in place for homeowners and businesses to fall back on in case of market instability, or if they simply had no desire to take advantage of retail options. These utilities charge regulated rates which are mandated and updated by the Ontario Energy Board, in response to market conditions and projections of future market behavior.