Description: Time-of-Use rates are here – with thousands of Ontarians making the switch to the new electricity rates each month. Here's how these new rates work – the price of electricity changes depending on when you use it. It's lower after 9 p.m. and on weekends. And it's higher when there's more demand during the day. That's because power is more expensive to produce during peak hours.
The house at 10 Smart Meter Lane is interactive and shows you the effect of Time-of-Use (TOU) rates as you're using appliances, lighting and air conditioning at different times of day. You can look at your usage totals for a typical day. It's fun and educational and it will help you get the most out of Time-of-Use rates.