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Update to Variable Connection Charges for Residential/Commercial Services

March 23, 2021

Effective April 01st, 2021 Wasaga Distribution Inc., in accordance with section 3.1.6 of the Distribution System Code (March 1, 2020), will be increasing the variable connection charges for residential/commercial underground and overhead services.  Wasaga Distribution Inc.’s connection charges have not been revised since the mid-2000s.  The revised costs are $300 for an underground service, and $375 for an overhead service.  Additionally, the cost per ft. of conductor is increasing to $2.75/ft.  These costs are exclusive of any relevant taxes.

Ontario’s System-Wide Electricity Supply Mix: 2020 Data

March 23, 2021

The Ontario system-wide electricity supply mix in the manner established by the Ontario Energy Board has been updated for 2020.  Follow this link to see where your energy comes from:

2020 ONTARIO SYSTEM-WIDE ELECTRICITY SUPPLY MIX

February 10 – Update to electricity prices for households and small businesses

February 10, 2021

The Ontario Energy Board (OEB) has extended the current fixed Regulated Price Plan (RPP) price of 8.5 cents per kilowatt hour until February 22, 2021. Until the end of the day on February 22, 2021, all RPP consumers, whether they are on time-of-use (TOU) or tiered pricing, will continue to pay the fixed price of 8.5 cents per kilowatt hour for all the electricity they consume, regardless of the time of day or the total volume consumed.

January 28 – Update to electricity prices for households and small businesses

January 28, 2021

The Ontario government is extending electricity rate relief for families, small businesses and farms to support those spending more time at home in response to the provincial Stay-at-Home Order. The government will continue to hold electricity prices to the off-peak rate of 8.5 cents per kilowatt-hour until February 9, 2021. This lower rate is available 24 hours per day, seven days a week for Time-Of-Use and tiered customer.

A news release announcing this extension can be found at this link.

2021 Bi-Annual Customer Satisfaction Survey

January 16, 2021

Wasaga Distribution Inc. is conducting a Customer Satisfaction Survey by phone from January-March 2021. You may receive a call from a company called ADVANIS on behalf of Wasaga Distribution Inc.. This survey is important to us and we encourage you to participate and share your thoughts. If you have any questions, please contact customer care at 705-429-2517.

December 24 – Change in electricity prices for households and small businesses

December 24, 2020

The Ontario Energy Board (OEB) has reset Regulated Price Plan (RPP) prices for the period from January 1 to January 28, 2021. During this period, all RPP consumers, whether they are on time-of-use (TOU) or tiered pricing, will pay a fixed price of 8.5 ¢/kWh for all the electricity they consume, regardless of the time of day or the total volume consumed.

Ontario Energy Board sets new electricity prices for households and small businesses

December 17, 2020

The Ontario Energy Board (OEB) announced new electricity prices for households and small businesses, effective January 1, 2021, under the Regulated Price Plan (RPP). The OEB last set RPP prices for November 1, 2020.

The Typical residential customer bills to be held stable.  The Government is also decreasing the Ontario Electricity Rebate (OER) from 33.2% to 21.2% effective January 1, 2021. The Government’s intention is that, for residential and small business customers, the reduction in the electricity price will be offset by the change in the OER. The OER is a total pre-tax credit that appears at the bottom of electricity bills. As a result of lower RPP prices and the reduced OER, typical residential customer bills will be held stable. The typical residential RPP customer uses 700kWh of electricity per month.

Click here to view the OEB news release

Change in leadership for WRSI and WDI

October 29, 2020

Today Wasaga Resource Services Inc. (WRSI) and Wasaga Distribution Inc. (WDI) announced the resignation of chief executive officer Keith McAllister, effective Oct. 30, 2020.

McAllister has resigned from his position for personal reasons.

“We thank Mr. McAllister for his service and wish him well in his future endeavours,” said Ron Anderson, WRSI board chair.

The WRSI board of directors has appointed Dave Stavinga, director of energy services for WRSI, as interim chief executive officer for WRSI and WDI.

“The board welcomes Mr. Stavinga to this new role. We have great confidence in Dave’s ability and we look forward to working with him,” Anderson said.

Growing Together – Wasaga Distribution 2021 – 2026 Strategic Plan

October 14, 2020

On behalf of Geosands Inc., we are pleased to present our new strategic plan. Growing Together sets out a path for the growth and prosperity of Geosands and its subsidiaries. To ensure we are Growing Together, we consulted with more than 800 people across the spectrum of our stakeholders and our community. We consulted Members of Council, our experienced Boards of Directors, and our dedicated frontline staff. We listened to residents, business owners, and our valued customers. We heard from hundreds of residents who have lived in Wasaga Beach for over 20 years, and many seasonal residents shared unique insights and ideas from their experiences living across Canada. We are proud to be locally owned and operated in the Town of Wasaga Beach, and over the next three to five years, we will be Growing Together.

Click Here to view Geosands 2021 – 2026 Strategic Plan

Ontario Energy Board Sets new electricity prices for households and small businesses

October 14, 2020

Today, the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) announced new electricity prices for households and small businesses, effective November 1, under the Regulated Price Plan (RPP). The winter Time-of-Use (TOU) hours and the winter Tier threshold for residential customers, which were maintained for the summer 2020 period, will remain in effect on November 1.

The total bill for a typical residential customer who uses 700 kWh per month will increase by about $2.24 or 1.97%, after accounting for the bill relief provided by the Ontario Electricity Rebate (OER), a total (pre-tax) bill credit that appears at the bottom of electricity bills. The Ontario government has increased that rebate from 31.8% to 33.2% effective November 1, 2020.

Click here to view the OEB news release

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