The Ontario Electricity Rebate (OER) is a provincially funded rebate that applies as a credit on qualifying electricity bills and reduces the pre-HST costs on customers’ bills by 17 per cent.

The provincial government introduced the OER as an expanded rebate providing bill relief for eligible customers. The rebate is applied to bills for most residential customers, long-term care homes, farms and many small businesses.

Expanded Eligibility Criteria

Update: Effective July 1, 2022, the eligibility criteria for the OER is expanding to include common elements of predominantly residential multi-unit complexes, retirement residences and mobile home parks. If you qualify under the expanded eligibility criteria, you will need to submit the OER Eligibility Notice Form to notify Elexicon Energy.

If you meet one of the criteria listed below, you will continue to receive the OER and no action is required.

  • Your demand for electricity is 50 kilowatts (kW) or less
  • Your annual consumption doesn’t exceed 250,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity

The following customers are eligible for the OER but need to complete the OER Eligibility Notice Form in order to receive the rebate.

Note: You will not qualify for the OER if your account relates in whole or in part to any of the excluded premises in the following list.

  • A hotel, motel or motor hotel, resort, lodge, tourist camp, cottage or cabin establishment, inn, campground, trailer park, tourist home, bed and breakfast vacation establishment or vacation home
  • Living accommodation occupied by a person for penal or correctional purposes
  • A hospital, as defined in the Broader Public Sector Accountability Act, 2010
  • A premises that is subject to the Ministry of Correctional Services Act or the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017
  • Short-term living accommodation provided as emergency shelter
  • Living accommodation provided by an educational institution to its students or staff where:
    • The living accommodation is provided primarily to persons under the age of majority, or all major questions related to the living accommodation are decided after consultation with a council or association representing the residents
    • The living accommodation is not intended for year-round occupancy by full-time students or staff and members of their households
  • A university, college of applied arts and technology, or other entity that provides post-secondary education
  • A premises that is identified by a North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code commencing with the digits 21, 22, 23, 31, 32 or 33

The transitional benefit period

You may currently be receiving the OER under a legacy exemption as part of the former 8 per cent Provincial Rebate (which was in place before the OER was introduced on November 1, 2019). The transitional benefit period expires on October 31, 2022.

If you qualify under the new eligibility criteria and want to continue receiving the OER benefit, submit an OER Eligibility Notice Form before October 31, 2022 to help avoid a delay in receiving this benefit.

OER Eligibility Notice Form

If you meet the eligibility requirements outlined on this page, you should submit the OER Eligibility Notice Form to let us know.

Note: If your electricity demand is 50 kW or less or if your annual electricity consumption is less than 250,000 kWh, you don’t have to complete the OER Eligibility Notice Form. You’ll be automatically enrolled in the OER and will receive the OER benefit.

Update: Effective July 1, 2022, the eligibility criteria for the OER are expanding to include common elements of predominantly residential multi-unit complexes, retirement residences and mobile home parks. If you qualify under the expanded eligibility criteria, submit an OER Eligibility Notice Form to Elexicon Energy immediately to start receiving the benefit as of July 1, 2022.

To apply for the OER, complete this fillable PDF form and return it by email to customercare@elexiconenergy.com.

Frequently Asked Questions