Ontario is considering offering electricity customers new, more flexible rate plans.
Energy Minister Glenn Thibeault says people should have the option to sign up for electricity plans that better suit their needs — similar to phone or internet service plans.
According to Thibeault, the best way to do this is to change the way the province buys electricity with less of a focus on wind, solar or any specific technology.
Thibeault also called into question time-of-use pricing, which charges higher rates during peak daylight hours.
Premier Kathleen Wynne said in a recent speech that more relief is on the way, in addition to an eight per cent rebate set to kick in on January 1st.
Hydro One told Global News through a statement Monday afternoon that a winter moratorium on power disconnections went into place on Friday, a week earlier than scheduled. The statement said this is due to a review of the organization’s customer policies.