- Charges will be broken up into categories as defined below. The energy [commodity] portion of the bill is the only component that a retailer may offer.
- This is the cost of electricity supplied to you during this billing period and is the part of the bill that is subject to competition. The electricity consumed is multiplied by the adjustment factor*. Atikokan Hydro Inc. collects this money and pays the amount directly to our suppliers.
*When electricity is delivered over a power line, it is normal for a small amount of power to be consumed or lost as heat. Equipment, such as wires, and transformers, consume power before it gets to your home or business. The adjustment factor accounts for these losses.
- These are the costs of delivering electricity from generating stations across the province to Atikokan Hydro Inc., then to your home or business. This includes the costs to build and maintain the transmission and distribution lines, towers, and poles, and operate provincial and local electricity systems.
A portion of these charges are fixed, and do not change from month to month. The rest are variable and increase or decrease depending on your electricity consumption.
- Regulatory charges are the costs of administering the wholesale electricity system and maintaining the reliablity of the provincial grid.
Debt Retirement Charge
- The debt retirement charge pays down the debt of the former Ontario Hydro.
- The price of generation in Ontario is set by a competitive market. Certain generators receive payments through regulation or contract that differ from the market price. Your portion of the net adjustment arising from these different payments is included on your bill.
- If you leave the Regulated Price Plan, you will receive or pay your share of the difference between the amount of RPP consumers have paid for electricity and the amount that has been paid to generators.
- For more information, please visit our office at 117 Gorrie St, or call (807) 597-6600.