ONTARIO ENERGY BOARD NOTICE TO CUSTOMERS OF OSHAWA PUC NETWORKS INC.
Oshawa PUC Networks Inc. has applied to raise its electricity
Learn more. Have your say.
Oshawa PUC Networks Inc. has applied to the Ontario Energy Board with a plan to set the amount it
charges for electricity distribution in each year beginning January 1, 2015 and ending December 31, 2019.
If approved, the amount Oshawa PUC Networks charges each month for the typical residential customer
using 800 kWh per month would increase by the following amounts:
2015-$1.30, 2016-$1.38, 2017-$1.54, 2018-$1.76, 2019 -$1.71
Other customers, including businesses, may be affected as well.
THE ONTARIO ENERGY BOARD IS HOLDING A PUBLIC HEARING
The OEB will hold a public hearing to consider Oshawa PUC’s request.We will question the company on
its case for a rate increase.We will also hear arguments from individuals and from groups that represent
Oshawa PUC’s customers. At the end of this hearing, the OEB will decide whether the electricity distribution
rates Oshawa PUC has applied for are reasonable.
If Oshawa PUC’s application is approved, the OEB’s review in the years 2016 through 2019 will be limited to
ensuring certain annual adjustments are made in accordance with the approved rate plan.
The OEB is an independent and impartial public agency.We make decisions that serve the public interest.
Our goal is to promote a financially viable and efficient energy sector that provides you with reliable energy
services at a reasonable cost.
BE INFORMED AND HAVEYOUR SAY
You have the right to information regarding this application and to be involved in the process.You can:
• review Oshawa PUC’s application on the OEB’s website now.
• file a letter with your comments, which will be considered during the hearing.
• become an active participant (called an intervenor). Apply by March 9, 2015 or the hearing will go
ahead without you and you will not receive any further notice of the proceeding.
• at the end of the process, review the OEB’s decision and its reasons on our website.
These proposed charges relate to Oshawa PUC’s distribution services. They make up part of the Delivery
line — one of the five line items on your bill. Our file number for this case is EB-2014-0101. To learn more
about this hearing, find instructions on how to file letters or become an intervenor, or to access any
document related to this case please select the file number EB-2014-0101 from the list on the OEB website:
www.ontarioenergyboard.ca/notice.You can also phone our Consumer Relations Centre at 1-877-632-2727
with any questions.
ORAL VS.WRITTEN HEARINGS
There are two types of OEB hearings – oral and written. The OEB will determine at a later date whether to
proceed by way of a written or oral hearing. If you think an oral hearing is needed, you can write to the OEB
to explain why by March 9, 2015.
If you write a letter of comment or sign up to observe the hearing, your name and the content of your letter or the
documents you file with the OEB will be put on the public record and the OEB website. However, your personal
telephone number,home address and email address will be removed.If you are a business,all your information will
remain public. If you apply to become an intervenor, all information will be public.
This rate hearing will be held under section 78 of the Ontario Energy Board Act,1998,S.O.1998 c.15 (Schedule B).