AND IN THE MATTER OF an application by Rideau St. Lawrence Distribution Inc. for an order approving just and reasonable rates and other charges for electricity distribution to be effective May 1, 2015

Rideau St. Lawrence Distribution Inc. (“Rideau”) filed an application with the Ontario Energy Board (the “Board”) on September 25, 2014 under section 78 of the Ontario Energy Board Act, seeking approval for changes to the rates that Rideau charges for electricity distribution, effective May 1, 2015 (the “Application”).

Rideau last appeared before the Board with a cost of service application for the 2012 rate year in the EB-2011-0174 proceeding. To adjust its 2015 rates, Rideau selected the Price Cap Incentive Rate-setting option (the “Price Cap IR”) which provides for a mechanistic and formulaic adjustment to distribution rates and charges in the period between cost of service proceedings. The Application met the Board’s filing requirements1 for filings by rate-regulated electricity distributors (“distributors”) applying for annual rate adjustments under Price Cap IR.

While the entire record in this proceeding has been considered by me, this decision will

 

  1. Report of the Board: Renewed Regulatory Framework for Electricity Distributors: A Performance-Based Approach (October 18, 2012); and Filing Requirements for Electricity Distribution Rate Applications (July 25, 2014)make reference only to such information as is necessary to provide context to my conclusions. The following issues are addressed in this Decision and Rate Order:
    • Price Cap Index Adjustment;
    • Rural or Remote Electricity Rate Protection Charge;
    • Retail Transmission Service Rates; and
    • Review and Disposition of Group 1 Deferral and Variance Account Balances.

 

Price Cap Index Adjustment

The Price Cap IR option is a streamlined regulatory process designed to provide distributors with sufficient revenue to cover cost increases due to inflation while providing an incentive structure to drive productivity improvements.

Under the Price Cap IR option2, distribution rates are adjusted by an inflation factor, less the sum of a productivity factor and a stretch factor. Based on its established method3, the Board has set the inflation factor for 2015 rates at 1.6% and the productivity factor remains zero percent. The Board also determined that the stretch factor can range from 0.0% to 0.6%, assigned based on a distributor’s cost evaluation ranking. The Board assigned Rideau a stretch factor of 0.3% based on the updated benchmarking study for use for rates effective in 20154.

As a result, the net price cap index adjustment for Rideau is 1.3% (i.e. 1.6 % – (0% + 0.3%)). The price cap index adjustment applies to distribution rates (fixed and variable charges) uniformly across all customer classes. The price cap index adjustment does not apply to the components of delivery rates set out in the list below:

    • Rate Riders;
    • Rate Adders;
    • Low Voltage Service Charges;
    • Retail Transmission Service Rates;
    • Wholesale Market Service Rate;image
  1. Report on Rate Setting Parameters and Benchmarking under the Renewed Regulatory Framework for Ontario’s Electricity Distributors (December 4, 2013)
  2. As outlined in the Report cited at footnote 2 above.
  3. Report to the Ontario Energy Board – “Empirical Research in Support of Incentive Rate-Setting: 2013 Benchmarking Update.”Pacific Economics Group LLC. July, 2014.
    • Rural or Remote Electricity Rate Protection Charge;
    • Standard Supply Service – Administrative Charge;
    • Transformation and Primary Metering Allowances;
    • Loss Factors;
    • Specific Service Charges;
    • MicroFit Charge; and

Retail Service Charges.

Rural or Remote Electricity Rate Protection Charge

The Board has determined that the Rural or Remote Electricity Rate Protection (“RRRP”) benefit and charge for 2015 shall remain $0.0013 per kWh5. The Tariff of Rates and Charges flowing from this Decision and Rate Order reflects this RRRP charge.

Retail Transmission Service Rates

Electricity distributors are charged for transmission costs at the wholesale level and then pass on these charges to their distribution customers through their Retail Transmission Service Rates (“RTSRs”). Variance accounts 1584 and 1586 are used to capture differences in the rate that a distributor pays for wholesale transmission service relative to the retail rate that the distributor is authorized to charge when billing its customers.

The Board has issued guidelines6 which outline the information that the Board requires electricity distributors to file in order to adjust their RTSRs for 2015. The RTSR guideline requires electricity distributors to adjust their RTSRs based on a comparison of historical transmission costs adjusted for the new Uniform Transmission Rates (“UTR”) and the revenues generated under existing RTSRs. Similarly, embedded distributors, such as Rideau, must adjust their RTSRs to reflect any changes to the applicable RTSRs of their host distributor, which in this case is Hydro One Networks Inc.

The Board has not yet established Hydro One’s sub-transmission class rates for 2015,

  1. Decision with Reasons and Rate Order, EB-2014-0347

Guideline G-2008-0001 – Electricity Distribution Retail Transmission Service Rates, revision 4.0 (June 28, 2012)

including the retail transmission service rates for this class. I will therefore approve the RTSRs as adjusted in this Application so that they reflect those which currently apply to this class, as shown in the following table. The differences arising from the new 2015 rates, once approved, will be captured in Accounts 1584 and 1586 for future disposition.

2014 Sub-Transmission RTSRs

Network Service Rate $3.23 per kW
Connection Service Rates Line Connection Service Rate

Transformation Connection Service Rate

$0.65 per kW

$1.62 per kW

I conclude that these 2014 Sub-Transmission class RTSRs are to be incorporated into the filing module to adjust the RTSRs that Rideau will charge its customers accordingly.

Review and Disposition of Group 1 Deferral and Variance Account Balances

The Board’s policy on deferral and variance accounts7 provides that, during the IRM plan term, the distributor’s Group 1 account balances will be reviewed and disposed if the preset disposition threshold of $0.001 per kWh, whether in the form of a debit or credit, is exceeded. The onus is on the distributor to justify why any account balance in excess of the threshold should not be disposed. If the balances are below this threshold, the distributor may propose to dispose of balances.

Rideau’s 2013 actual year-end total balance for Group 1 accounts including interest projected to April 30, 2015 is a debit of $658,376. This amount results in a total debit claim of $0.0063 per kWh, which exceeds the preset disposition threshold. Rideau proposes to dispose of this debit amount over a one-year period.

The balances proposed for disposition are the same as the amounts reported as part of the Board’s Reporting and Record-Keeping Requirements. I approve the disposition of a debit balance of $658,376 as of December 31, 2013, including interest projected to April 30, 2015 for Group 1 accounts. A one-year disposition period would result in significant bill impacts. Therefore, in order to mitigate rate impacts, I find that these balances are to be disposed over a two-year period from May 1, 2015 to April 30, 2017.

 

  1. Report of the Board on Electricity Distributors’ Deferral and Variance Account Review Initiative (July 31, 2009)

The table below identifies the principal and interest amounts which the Board approves for disposition.

Group 1 Deferral and Variance Account Balances

Account Name Account

Number

Principal Balance

A

Interest Balance

B

Total Claim ($)

C = A + B

LV Variance Account 1550 $267,351 $1,447 $268,798
Smart Meter Entity Variance Charge 1551 $3,417 $110 $3,527
RSVA – Wholesale Market Service Charge 1580 ($68,294) ($2,144) ($70,438)
RSVA – Retail Transmission Network Charge 1584 $210,706 $5,736 $216,442
RSVA – Retail Transmission Connection Charge 1586 ($53,624) ($897) ($54,521)
RSVA – Power 1588 $225,517 $7,510 $233,027
RSVA – Global Adjustment 1589 $61,627 $3,535 $65,162
Disposition and Recovery of Regulatory Balances (2009) 1595 0 ($2) ($2)
Disposition and Recovery of Regulatory Balances (2010) 1595 0 ($2,858) ($2,858)
Disposition and Recovery of Regulatory Balances (2011) 1595 $2,872 ($752) $2,120
Disposition and Recovery of Regulatory Balances (2012) 1595 ($548) ($2,332) ($2,880)
Total Group 1 Excluding

Global Adjustment – Account 1589

$587,398 $5,818 $593,214
Total Group 1 $649,025 $9,352 $658,376

The balance of each Group 1 account approved for disposition shall be transferred to the applicable principal and interest carrying charge sub-accounts of Account 1595. Such transfer shall be pursuant to the requirements specified in Article 220, Account Descriptions, of the Accounting Procedures Handbook for Electricity Distributors, effective January 1, 2012. The date of the transfer must be the same as the effective date for the associated rates, which is, generally, the start of the rate year. Rideau should ensure these adjustments are included in the reporting period ending June 30,

2015 (Quarter 2).

Rate Model

With this Decision and Rate Order are a rate model, applicable supporting models and a Tariff of Rates and Charges (Appendix A). Entries in the rate model were reviewed to ensure that they were in accordance with the 2014 Board-approved Tariff of Rates and Charges. The rate model was adjusted, where applicable, to correct any discrepancies.

THE BOARD ORDERS THAT:

1. The Tariff of Rates and Charges set out in Appendix A of this Decision and Rate Order is approved effective May 1, 2015 for electricity consumed or estimated to have been consumed on and after such date. Rideau St. Lawrence Distribution Inc. shall notify its customers of the rate changes no later than the delivery of the first bill reflecting the new rates.

DATED at Toronto, March 19, 2015

ONTARIO ENERGY BOARD

Original signed by

Kirsten Walli Board Secretary

Appendix A

To Decision and Rate Order Tariff of Rates and Charges Board File No: EB-2014-0111 DATED: March 19, 2015

Rideau St. Lawrence Distribution Inc.
TARIFF OF RATES AND CHARGES
Effective and Implementation Date May 1, 2015
This schedule supersedes and replaces all previously
approved schedules of Rates, Charges and Loss Factors
EB-2014-0111
RESIDENTIAL SERVICE CLASSIFICATION
This classification applies to an account taking electricity at 750 volts or less where the electricity is used exclusively in a separate metered living accommodation. Customers shall be residing in single-dwelling units that consist of a detached house or one unit of a semi-detached, duplex, triplex or quadruplex house, with a residential zoning. Separately metered dwellings within a town house complex or apartment building also qualify as residential customers. Further servicing details are available in the distributor’s Conditions of Service.
APPLICATION
The application of these rates and charges shall be in accordance with the Licence of the Distributor and any Code or Order of the Board, and amendments thereto as approved by the Board, which may be applicable to the administration of this schedule.
No rates and charges for the distribution of electricity and charges to meet the costs of any work or service done or furnished for the purpose of the distribution of electricity shall be made except as permitted by this schedule, unless required by the Distributor’s Licence or a Code or Order of the Board, and amendments thereto as approved by the Board, or as specified herein.
Unless specifically noted, this schedule does not contain any charges for the electricity commodity, be it under the Regulated Price Plan, a contract with a retailer or the wholesale market price, as applicable. In addition, the charges in the MONTHLY RATES AND CHARGES – Regulatory Component of this schedule do not apply to a customer that is an embedded wholesale market participant.
It should be noted that this schedule does not list any charges, assessments or credits that are required by law to be invoiced by a distributor and that are not subject to Board approval, such as the Debt Retirement Charge, the Global Adjustment, the Ontario Clean Energy Benefit and the HST.
MONTHLY RATES AND CHARGES – Delivery Component
Service Charge $ 13.19
Rate Rider for Smart Metering Entity Charge – effective until October 31, 2018 $ 0.79
Distribution Volumetric Rate $/kWh 0.0150
Low Voltage Service Rate $/kWh 0.0024
Rate Rider for Disposition of Deferral/Variance Accounts (2015) – effective until April 30, 2017 $/kWh 0.0029
Rate Rider for Disposition of Global Adjustment Account (2015) – effective until April 30, 2017 Applicable only for Non-RPP Customers $/kWh 0.0008
Retail Transmission Rate – Network Service Rate $/kWh 0.0082
Retail Transmission Rate – Line and Transformation Connection Service Rate $/kWh 0.0059
MONTHLY RATES AND CHARGES – Regulatory Component
Wholesale Market Service Rate $/kWh 0.0044
Rural or Remote Electricity Rate Protection Charge (RRRP) $/kWh 0.0013
Standard Supply Service – Administrative Charge (if applicable) $ 0.25
Rideau St. Lawrence Distribution Inc.
TARIFF OF RATES AND CHARGES
Effective and Implementation Date May 1, 2015
This schedule supersedes and replaces all previously
approved schedules of Rates, Charges and Loss Factors
EB-2014-0111
GENERAL SERVICE LESS THAN 50 KW SERVICE CLASSIFICATION
This classification applies to a non-residential account taking electricity at 750 volts or less whose average monthly maximum demand is less than, or is forecast to be less than 50 kW. Further servicing details are available in the distributor’s Conditions of Service.
APPLICATION
The application of these rates and charges shall be in accordance with the Licence of the Distributor and any Code or Order of the Board, and amendments thereto as approved by the Board, which may be applicable to the administration of this schedule.
No rates and charges for the distribution of electricity and charges to meet the costs of any work or service done or furnished for the purpose of the distribution of electricity shall be made except as permitted by this schedule, unless required by the Distributor’s Licence or a Code or Order of the Board, and amendments thereto as approved by the Board, or as specified herein.
Unless specifically noted, this schedule does not contain any charges for the electricity commodity, be it under the Regulated Price Plan, a contract with a retailer or the wholesale market price, as applicable. In addition, the charges in the MONTHLY RATES AND CHARGES – Regulatory Component of this schedule do not apply to a customer that is an embedded wholesale market participant.
It should be noted that this schedule does not list any charges, assessments or credits that are required by law to be invoiced by a distributor and that are not subject to Board approval, such as the Debt Retirement Charge, the Global Adjustment, the Ontario Clean Energy Benefit and the HST.
MONTHLY RATES AND CHARGES – Delivery Component
Service Charge $ 30.52
Rate Rider for Smart Metering Entity Charge – effective until October 31, 2018 $ 0.79
Distribution Volumetric Rate $/kWh 0.0092
Low Voltage Service Rate $/kWh 0.0022
Rate Rider for Disposition of Deferral/Variance Accounts (2015) – effective until April 30, 2017 $/kWh 0.0028
Rate Rider for Disposition of Global Adjustment Account (2015) – effective until April 30, 2017 Applicable only for Non-RPP Customers $/kWh 0.0008
Retail Transmission Rate – Network Service Rate $/kWh 0.0075
Retail Transmission Rate – Line and Transformation Connection Service Rate $/kWh 0.0054
MONTHLY RATES AND CHARGES – Regulatory Component
Wholesale Market Service Rate $/kWh 0.0044
Rural or Remote Electricity Rate Protection Charge (RRRP) $/kWh 0.0013
Standard Supply Service – Administrative Charge (if applicable) $ 0.25
Rideau St. Lawrence Distribution Inc.
TARIFF OF RATES AND CHARGES
Effective and Implementation Date May 1, 2015
This schedule supersedes and replaces all previously
approved schedules of Rates, Charges and Loss Factors
EB-2014-0111
GENERAL SERVICE 50 TO 4,999 KW SERVICE CLASSIFICATION
This classification applies to a non-residential account whose average monthly maximum demand used for billing purposes is equal to or greater than, or is forecast to be equal to or greater than 50 kW but less than 5,000 kW. Further servicing details are available in the distributor’s Conditions of Service.
APPLICATION
The application of these rates and charges shall be in accordance with the Licence of the Distributor and any Code or Order of the Board, and amendments thereto as approved by the Board, which may be applicable to the administration of this schedule.
No rates and charges for the distribution of electricity and charges to meet the costs of any work or service done or furnished for the purpose of the distribution of electricity shall be made except as permitted by this schedule, unless required by the Distributor’s Licence or a Code or Order of the Board, and amendments thereto as approved by the Board, or as specified herein.
Unless specifically noted, this schedule does not contain any charges for the electricity commodity, be it under the Regulated Price Plan, a contract with a retailer or the wholesale market price, as applicable. In addition, the charges in the MONTHLY RATES AND CHARGES – Regulatory Component of this schedule do not apply to a customer that is an embedded wholesale market participant.
It should be noted that this schedule does not list any charges, assessments or credits that are required by law to be invoiced by a distributor and that are not subject to Board approval, such as the Debt Retirement Charge, the Global Adjustment, the Ontario Clean Energy Benefit and the HST.
MONTHLY RATES AND CHARGES – Delivery Component
Service Charge $ 290.85
Distribution Volumetric Rate $/kW 1.9538
Low Voltage Service Rate $/kW 0.8135
Rate Rider for Disposition of Deferral/Variance Accounts (2015) – effective until April 30, 2017 $/kW 0.8502
Rate Rider for Disposition of Global Adjustment Account (2015) – effective until April 30, 2017 Applicable only for Non-RPP Customers $/kW 0.2356
Retail Transmission Rate – Network Service Rate $/kW 3.1308
Retail Transmission Rate – Line and Transformation Connection Service Rate $/kW 2.1618
Retail Transmission Rate – Network Service Rate – Interval Metered $/kW 3.4979
Retail Transmission Rate – Line and Transformation Connection Service Rate – Interval Metered $/kW 2.4096
MONTHLY RATES AND CHARGES – Regulatory Component
Wholesale Market Service Rate $/kWh 0.0044
Rural or Remote Electricity Rate Protection Charge (RRRP) $/kWh 0.0013
Standard Supply Service – Administrative Charge (if applicable) $ 0.25
Rideau St. Lawrence Distribution Inc.
TARIFF OF RATES AND CHARGES
Effective and Implementation Date May 1, 2015
This schedule supersedes and replaces all previously
approved schedules of Rates, Charges and Loss Factors
EB-2014-0111
UNMETERED SCATTERED LOAD SERVICE CLASSIFICATION
This classification applies to an account taking electricity at 750 volts or less whose average monthly maximum demand is less than, or is forecast to be less than 50 kW and the consumption is unmetered. Such connections include cable TV power packs, bus shelters, telephone booths, traffic lights, railway crossings, etc. The level of the consumption will be agreed to by the distributor and the customer, based on detailed manufacturer information/documentation with regard to electrical consumption of the unmetered load or periodic monitoring of actual consumption. Further servicing details are available in the distributor’s Conditions of Service.
APPLICATION
The application of these rates and charges shall be in accordance with the Licence of the Distributor and any Code or Order of the Board, and amendments thereto as approved by the Board, which may be applicable to the administration of this schedule.
No rates and charges for the distribution of electricity and charges to meet the costs of any work or service done or furnished for the purpose of the distribution of electricity shall be made except as permitted by this schedule, unless required by the Distributor’s Licence or a Code or Order of the Board, and amendments thereto as approved by the Board, or as specified herein.
Unless specifically noted, this schedule does not contain any charges for the electricity commodity, be it under the Regulated Price Plan, a contract with a retailer or the wholesale market price, as applicable. In addition, the charges in the MONTHLY RATES AND CHARGES – Regulatory Component of this schedule do not apply to a customer that is an embedded wholesale market participant.
It should be noted that this schedule does not list any charges, assessments or credits that are required by law to be invoiced by a distributor and that are not subject to Board approval, such as the Debt Retirement Charge, the Global Adjustment, the Ontario Clean Energy Benefit and the HST.
MONTHLY RATES AND CHARGES – Delivery Component
Service Charge (per customer) $ 3.99
Distribution Volumetric Rate $/kWh 0.0183
Low Voltage Service Rate $/kWh 0.0022
Rate Rider for Disposition of Deferral/Variance Accounts (2015) – effective until April 30, 2017 $/kWh 0.0028
Retail Transmission Rate – Network Service Rate $/kWh 0.0075
Retail Transmission Rate – Line and Transformation Connection Service Rate $/kWh 0.0054
MONTHLY RATES AND CHARGES – Regulatory Component
Wholesale Market Service Rate $/kWh 0.0044
Rural or Remote Electricity Rate Protection Charge (RRRP) $/kWh 0.0013
Standard Supply Service – Administrative Charge (if applicable) $ 0.25
Rideau St. Lawrence Distribution Inc.
TARIFF OF RATES AND CHARGES
Effective and Implementation Date May 1, 2015
This schedule supersedes and replaces all previously
approved schedules of Rates, Charges and Loss Factors
EB-2014-0111
SENTINEL LIGHTING SERVICE CLASSIFICATION
This classification refers to accounts that are an unmetered lighting load supplied to a sentinel light. Further servicing details are available in the distributor’s Conditions of Service.
APPLICATION
The application of these rates and charges shall be in accordance with the Licence of the Distributor and any Code or Order of the Board, and amendments thereto as approved by the Board, which may be applicable to the administration of this schedule.
No rates and charges for the distribution of electricity and charges to meet the costs of any work or service done or furnished for the purpose of the distribution of electricity shall be made except as permitted by this schedule, unless required by the Distributor’s Licence or a Code or Order of the Board, and amendments thereto as approved by the Board, or as specified herein.
Unless specifically noted, this schedule does not contain any charges for the electricity commodity, be it under the Regulated Price Plan, a contract with a retailer or the wholesale market price, as applicable. In addition, the charges in the MONTHLY RATES AND CHARGES – Regulatory Component of this schedule do not apply to a customer that is an embedded wholesale market participant.
It should be noted that this schedule does not list any charges, assessments or credits that are required by law to be invoiced by a distributor and that are not subject to Board approval, such as the Debt Retirement Charge, the Global Adjustment, the Ontario Clean Energy Benefit and the HST.
MONTHLY RATES AND CHARGES – Delivery Component
Service Charge (per connection) $ 2.13
Distribution Volumetric Rate $/kW 15.5572
Low Voltage Service Rate $/kW 0.6420
Rate Rider for Disposition of Deferral/Variance Accounts (2015) – effective until April 30, 2017 $/kW 1.0148
Retail Transmission Rate – Network Service Rate $/kW 2.3731
Retail Transmission Rate – Line and Transformation Connection Service Rate $/kW 1.7061
MONTHLY RATES AND CHARGES – Regulatory Component
Wholesale Market Service Rate $/kWh 0.0044
Rural or Remote Electricity Rate Protection Charge (RRRP) $/kWh 0.0013
Standard Supply Service – Administrative Charge (if applicable) $ 0.25
Rideau St. Lawrence Distribution Inc.
TARIFF OF RATES AND CHARGES
Effective and Implementation Date May 1, 2015
This schedule supersedes and replaces all previously
approved schedules of Rates, Charges and Loss Factors
EB-2014-0111
STREET LIGHTING SERVICE CLASSIFICATION
This classification applies to an account for roadway lighting with a Municipality, Regional Municipality, Ministry of Transportation, and private roadway lighting, controlled by photo cells. The consumption for these customers will be based on the calculated connected load times the required lighting times established in the approved OEB street lighting load shape template. Further servicing details are available in the distributor’s Conditions of Service.
APPLICATION
The application of these rates and charges shall be in accordance with the Licence of the Distributor and any Code or Order of the Board, and amendments thereto as approved by the Board, which may be applicable to the administration of this schedule.
No rates and charges for the distribution of electricity and charges to meet the costs of any work or service done or furnished for the purpose of the distribution of electricity shall be made except as permitted by this schedule, unless required by the Distributor’s Licence or a Code or Order of the Board, and amendments thereto as approved by the Board, or as specified herein.
Unless specifically noted, this schedule does not contain any charges for the electricity commodity, be it under the Regulated Price Plan, a contract with a retailer or the wholesale market price, as applicable. In addition, the charges in the MONTHLY RATES AND CHARGES – Regulatory Component of this schedule do not apply to a customer that is an embedded wholesale market participant.
It should be noted that this schedule does not list any charges, assessments or credits that are required by law to be invoiced by a distributor and that are not subject to Board approval, such as the Debt Retirement Charge, the Global Adjustment, the Ontario Clean Energy Benefit and the HST.
MONTHLY RATES AND CHARGES – Delivery Component
Service Charge (per connection) $ 3.44
Distribution Volumetric Rate $/kW 13.1338
Low Voltage Service Rate $/kW 0.6289
Rate Rider for Disposition of Deferral/Variance Accounts (2015) – effective until April 30, 2017 $/kW 1.0618
Rate Rider for Disposition of Global Adjustment Account (2015) – effective until April 30, 2017 Applicable only for Non-RPP Customers $/kW 0.2933
Retail Transmission Rate – Network Service Rate $/kW 2.3611
Retail Transmission Rate – Line and Transformation Connection Service Rate $/kW 1.6714
MONTHLY RATES AND CHARGES – Regulatory Component
Wholesale Market Service Rate $/kWh 0.0044
Rural or Remote Electricity Rate Protection Charge (RRRP) $/kWh 0.0013
Standard Supply Service – Administrative Charge (if applicable) $ 0.25
Rideau St. Lawrence Distribution Inc.
TARIFF OF RATES AND CHARGES
Effective and Implementation Date May 1, 2015
This schedule supersedes and replaces all previously
approved schedules of Rates, Charges and Loss Factors
EB-2014-0111
microFIT SERVICE CLASSIFICATION
This classification applies to an electricity generation facility contracted under the Ontario Power Authority’s microFIT program and connected to the distributor’s distribution system. Further servicing details are available in the distributor’s Conditions of Service.
APPLICATION
The application of these rates and charges shall be in accordance with the Licence of the Distributor and any Code or Order of the Board, and amendments thereto as approved by the Board, which may be applicable to the administration of this schedule.
No rates and charges for the distribution of electricity and charges to meet the costs of any work or service done or furnished for the purpose of the distribution of electricity shall be made except as permitted by this schedule, unless required by the Distributor’s Licence or a Code or Order of the Board, and amendments thereto as approved by the Board, or as specified herein.
Unless specifically noted, this schedule does not contain any charges for the electricity commodity, be it under the Regulated Price Plan, a contract with a retailer or the wholesale market price, as applicable. In addition, the charges in the MONTHLY RATES AND CHARGES – Regulatory Component of this schedule do not apply to a customer that is an embedded wholesale market participant.
It should be noted that this schedule does not list any charges, assessments or credits that are required by law to be invoiced by a distributor and that are not subject to Board approval, such as the Debt Retirement Charge, the Global Adjustment, the Ontario Clean Energy Benefit and the HST.
MONTHLY RATES AND CHARGES – Delivery Component
Service Charge $ 5.40
ALLOWANCES
Transformer Allowance for Ownership – per kW of billing demand/month $/kW (0.60)
Primary Metering Allowance for transformer losses – applied to measured demand and energy % (1.00)
Rideau St. Lawrence Distribution Inc.
TARIFF OF RATES AND CHARGES
Effective and Implementation Date May 1, 2015
This schedule supersedes and replaces all previously
approved schedules of Rates, Charges and Loss Factors
EB-2014-0111
SPECIFIC SERVICE CHARGES
The application of these rates and charges shall be in accordance with the Licence of the Distributor and any Code or Order of the Board, and amendments thereto as approved by the Board, which may be applicable to the administration of this schedule.
No charges to meet the costs of any work or service done or furnished for the purpose of the distribution of electricity shall be made except as permitted by this schedule, unless required by the Distributor’s Licence or a Code or Order of the Board, and amendments thereto as approved by the Board, or as specified herein.
It should be noted that this schedule does not list any charges, assessments, or credits that are required by law to be invoiced by a distributor and that are not subject to Board approval, such as the Debt Retirement Charge, the Global Adjustment, the Ontario Clean Energy Benefit and the HST.
Customer Administration
Arrears certificate $ 15.00
Statement of Account $ 15.00
Pulling Post Dated Cheques $ 15.00
Duplicate Invoices for previous billing $ 15.00
Request for other billing information $ 15.00
Easement Letter $ 15.00
Income Tax Letter $ 15.00
Notification charge $ 15.00
Account History $ 15.00
Credit Reference/credit check (plus credit agency costs) $ 15.00
Returned cheque charge (plus bank charges) $ 15.00
Charge to certify cheque $ 15.00
Legal letter charge $ 15.00
Account set up charge/change of occupancy charge (plus credit agency costs if applicable) $ 30.00
Meter dispute charge plus Measurement Canada fees (if meter found correct) $ 30.00
Special meter reads $ 30.00
Non-Payment of Account
Late Payment – per month % 1.50
Late Payment – per annum % 19.56
Collection of account charge – no disconnection $ 30.00
Collection of account charge – no disconnection – after regular hours $ 165.00
Disconnect/Reconnect at meter – during regular hours $ 65.00
Disconnect/Reconnect at meter – after regular hours $ 185.00
Disconnect/Reconnect at pole – during regular hours $ 185.00
Disconnect/Reconnect at pole – after regular hours $ 415.00
Install/Remove load control device – during regular hours $ 65.00
Install/Remove load control device – after regular hours $ 185.00
Other
Service call – customer owned equipment $ 30.00
Service call – after regular hours $ 165.00
Temporary service installation and removal – overhead – no transformer $ 500.00
Temporary Service – Install & remove – underground – no transformer $ 300.00
Temporary Service Install & Remove – Overhead – With Transformer $ 1,000.00
Specific Charge for Access to the Power Poles – $/pole/year $ 22.35
Rideau St. Lawrence Distribution Inc.
TARIFF OF RATES AND CHARGES
Effective and Implementation Date May 1, 2015
This schedule supersedes and replaces all previously
approved schedules of Rates, Charges and Loss Factors
EB-2014-0111
RETAIL SERVICE CHARGES (if applicable)
The application of these rates and charges shall be in accordance with the Licence of the Distributor and any Code or Order of the Board, and amendments thereto as approved by the Board, which may be applicable to the administration of this schedule.
No rates and charges for the distribution of electricity and charges to meet the costs of any work or service done or furnished for the purpose of the distribution of electricity shall be made except as permitted by this schedule, unless required by the Distributor’s Licence or a Code or Order of the Board, and amendments thereto as approved by the Board, or as specified herein.
Unless specifically noted, this schedule does not contain any charges for the electricity commodity, be it under the Regulated Price Plan, a contract with a retailer or the wholesale market price, as applicable.
It should be noted that this schedule does not list any charges, assessments, or credits that are required by law to be invoiced by a distributor and that are not subject to Board approval, such as the Debt Retirement Charge, the Global Adjustment, the Ontario Clean Energy Benefit and the HST.
Retail Service Charges refer to services provided by a distributor to retailers or customers related to the supply of competitive electricity.
One-time charge, per retailer, to establish the service agreement between the distributor and the retailer $ 100.00
Monthly Fixed Charge, per retailer $ 20.00
Monthly Variable Charge, per customer, per retailer $/cust. 0.50
Distributor-consolidated billing monthly charge, per customer, per retailer $/cust. 0.30
Retailer-consolidated billing monthly credit, per customer, per retailer $/cust. (0.30)
Service Transaction Requests (STR)
Request fee, per request, applied to the requesting party $ 0.25
Processing fee, per request, applied to the requesting party $ 0.50
Request for customer information as outlined in Section 10.6.3 and Chapter 11 of the Retail
Settlement Code directly to retailers and customers, if not delivered electronically through the
Electronic Business Transaction (EBT) system, applied to the requesting party
Up to twice a year $ no charge
More than twice a year, per request (plus incremental delivery costs) $ 2.00
LOSS FACTORS
If the distributor is not capable of prorating changed loss factors jointly with distribution rates, the revised loss factors will be implemented upon the first subsequent billing for each billing cycle.
Total Loss Factor – Secondary Metered Customer < 5,000 kW 1.0797
Total Loss Factor – Primary Metered Customer < 5,000 kW 1.0689

 

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