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Reduction in Global Adjustment

Posted January 11th, 2021

Starting January 1, 2021, a portion of renewable energy contract costs will be funded by the Ontario government instead of electricity customers. This will lower electricity bills for large and mid-sized commercial and industrial consumers who do not participate in the Regulated Price Plan (RPP) or receive the Ontario Electricity Rebate (OER) by reducing Global Adjustment (GA) costs. Class A consumers could see savings of about 15 per cent on their bills, while non-RPP Class B consumers could see savings of about 16 per cent on their bills*. Actual savings will vary depending on customers’ location and electricity consumption. RPP customers who receive the OER, such as residential, small business and farm consumers, will receive an adjusted rebate percentage starting January 1, 2021, to keep the average residential bill flat compared to November 2020. For a temporary period of 28 days starting January 1, 2021, all RPP customers, including those paying both time-of-use and tiered rates, will also benefit from being billed at the off-peak rate for 24 hours a day, seven days a week. *In 2021, Class A and Class B consumers could see savings of about 11% and 12%, respectively, due to the Global Adjustment (GA) deferral repayment in effect for 12 months starting January 2021.

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Fixed 8.5¢/kWh Electricity Pricing Effective January 1 – 28, 2021

Posted December 29th, 2020

The province-wide shutdown means that more people will be staying home or running their small businesses from home. The Ontario Government has taken steps to hold the price of electricity at 8.5 ¢/kWh for electricity used from January 1 until the end of the day on January 28, 2021. Residential, small business and farm customers on Time-of-Use and Tiered price plans set under the Ontario Energy Board’s Regulated Price Plan will pay that fixed price. So, no matter what time of day you use your electricity, or how much you use, the fixed price will apply. The price change will happen automatically. No customer action is required. For more information, visit oeb.ca

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Approved Rate Change Effective January 1, 2021

Posted December 16th, 2020

Rate Change Effective January 1, 2021 On August 17, 2020, Grimsby Power filed an IRM application with the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) for rates effective January 1, 2021. On December 11, 2020, the OEB issued its decision regarding the application. As a result of the OEB’s findings in the Decision, there will be a total monthly bill increase before taxes of $1.84 for a residential customer consuming 750 kWh, effective January 1, 2021. After taxes and the Ontario Electricity Rebate, the increase will be $1.47 per month. To view a table of total bill impacts for a sample of Grimsby Power customers please click here.

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Customer Choice - Effective November 1, 2020 Customers Can Opt Out of Time-of-Use Pricing

Posted October 13th, 2020

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Application for Rate Change Effective January 1, 2021

Posted September 2nd, 2020

Grimsby Power has applied to the Ontario Energy Board for a change in rates effective January 1, 2021. The application, as filed, will increase an average residential bill by $1.41 per month. This type of increase relates to a customer using 750 kWhs monthly. Grimsby Power’s full application is viewable on the Ontario Energy Board website.

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Go Paperless to Support GBF

Posted July 31st, 2020

Together we can do more. Grimsby Power is asking its customers to help those in need by switching to e-billing. Grimsby Power will donate the savings from every customer that enrolls in e-billing between August 1st, 2020 and December 31st, 2020 to GBF Community Services. Our goal is to donate up to $2,000 to help support those in need. Click here to enroll today.

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COVID-19 Energy Assistance Program (CEAP)

Posted July 13th, 2020

CEAP provides a one time, on-bill credit to eligible residential electricity to help them catch up on their energy bills and resume regular payments.

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Consumer Alert

Posted December 19th, 2019

The Ontario Energy Board (OEB) has been advised that consumers are being approached by a door-to-door sales person claiming affiliation with the Ontario Electricity Support Program (OESP).

The sales person produced an OESP application and promised the consumer savings if they filled it out. The OESP application includes personal information such as social insurance number, date of birth and electricity utility account information. 

Neither the OEB nor accredited OESP intake agencies engage in door-to-door solicitation. 

Consumers seeking information about the OESP can visit ontarioelectricitysupport.ca, where they can apply online and also find a list of OEB-selected intake agencies should they need assistance filing an application.

Consumer Tips

  • Consumers should be cautious about sharing their personal information or utility account information with any unauthorized individual or organization.
  • If approached to complete an OESP application in this way, please do not complete the application. Instead, contact the OEB or your local police if you suspect fraud. 
  • The OESP provides monthly on-bill credits for lower-income customers to reduce their electricity bills. Find out more about the program, check eligibility requirements and apply online at ontarioelectricitysupport.ca.

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Severe Thunderstorm Watch

Posted August 8th, 2019

There is currently a severe thunderstorm watch in effect for Grimsby. Strong winds, hail and down pours may occur. 

During conditions like this there is a greater possibility of damage to power lines due to trees/branches and flying debris that can cause power outages.  Outages may be intermittent in nature.

If you experience a power outage please call 905-945-5437 and press 1.  If you have information regarding an event (i.e. heard a loud bang, branch/tree on power line, line down across road, debris made contact with power line) please communicate that information when you call in.  This information will help us respond to the outage.

In the event of a power outage our crews are committed to working safely to restore power.  High winds and storm conditions can pose additional risk to our crews.  Power will be restored as it is safe to do so.

Severe Thunderstorm Watch in effect until 12:43 PM EDT. Source: Environment Canada


Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms that may be capable of producing strong wind gusts and large hail.

Severe thunderstorms are possible this morning into this afternoon.

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Large hail can damage property and cause injury. Strong wind gusts can toss loose objects, damage weak buildings, break branches off trees and overturn large vehicles.

Severe thunderstorm watches are issued when atmospheric conditions are favourable for the development of thunderstorms that could produce one or more of the following: large hail, damaging winds, torrential rainfall.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ONstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #ONStorm.

For more information: http://www.emergencymanagementontario.ca/english/beprepared/beprepared.html

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Power Outage

Posted July 28th, 2019

2:24pm-Power has been restored.  If you remain out of power please call  905-945-5437 and press 1.

1:00pm-Power has been restored to some areas.  The area of Driftwood and Baker is still without power.  Crews are currently working to restore power to that area.  Estimated time to restoration is 1 hr.

12:35pm-There’s a wide spread outage in Grimsby.  Crews have been dispatched.

12:20 pm - There’s currently a power outage in the Governor and Main St E area.  Crews have been dispatched to resolve the issue.  If you have any information regarding the outage (loud bang, saw a flash etc) please call Grimsby Power at 905-945-5437 and press 1.  Thank you for your patience.

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Starting January 1, 2021, a portion of renewable energy contract costs will be funded by the Ontario government instead of electricity customers. This will lower electricity bills for large and mid-sized commercial and industrial consumers who do not participate in the Regulated Price Plan (RPP) or receive the Ontario Electricity Rebate (OER) by reducing Global Adjustment (GA) costs. Class A consumers could see savings of about 15 per cent on their bills, while non-RPP Class B consumers could see savings of about 16 per cent on their bills*. Actual savings will vary depending on customers’ location and electricity consumption. RPP customers who receive the OER, such as residential, small business and farm consumers, will receive an adjusted rebate percentage starting January 1, 2021, to keep the average residential bill flat compared to November 2020. For a temporary period of 28 days starting January 1, 2021, all RPP customers, including those paying both time-of-use and tiered rates, will also benefit from being billed at the off-peak rate for 24 hours a day, seven days a week. *In 2021, Class A and Class B consumers could see savings of about 11% and 12%, respectively, due to the Global Adjustment (GA) deferral repayment in effect for 12 months starting January 2021.

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Reduction in Global Adjustment
on Jan 11, 2021

Starting January 1, 2021, a portion of renewable energy contract costs will be funded by the Ontario government instead ...

Learn More
Fixed 8.5¢/kWh Electricity Pricing Effective January 1 – 28, 2021
on Dec 29, 2020

The province-wide shutdown means that more people will be staying home or running their small businesses from home ...

Learn More
Approved Rate Change Effective January 1, 2021
on Dec 16, 2020

On August 17, 2020, Grimsby Power filed an IRM application with the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) for rates effective Janua ...

Learn More
Customer Choice - Effective November 1, 2020 Customers Can Opt Out of Time-of-Use Pricing
on Oct 13, 2020

Effective November 1, 2020 customers paying electricity based on Time-of-Use rates, On, Mid and Off peak, can opt out of ...

Learn More
Go Paperless to Support GBF
on Jul 31, 2020

Together we can do more. Grimsby Power is asking its customers to help those in need by switching to e-billing.

Learn More
Rate Change Effective January 1, 2021
on Sep 2, 2020

Grimsby Power has applied to the Ontario Energy Board for a change in rates effective January 1, 2021 ...

Learn More
COVID-19 Energy Assistance Program (CEAP)
on Jul 13, 2020

CEAP provides a one time, on-bill credit to eligible residential electricity customers.

Learn More