Entegrus First Utility To Ask For Lower Rates, Details On Average Savings In C-K
Chatham-Kent’s Entegrus may have played a crucial role in the reduction of hydro rates across Ontario, as announced by Premier Doug Ford earlier today.
The province will charge fixed off-peak rates for time of use billing for the next 45 days. The lowered rates are in effect for households, small businesses and farms.
Entegrus President and CEO Jim Hogan says Entegrus was the first utility in the province to request the reduction.
“We would like to thank Chatham-Kent MPP Rick Nicholls for his swift support in this matter,” says Hogan. “Entegrus was the first utility in the province that requested this change, and we are grateful to Mr. Nicholls for his assistance.”
The average family in Chatham-Kent will save $16.13 on a residential bill, or $24.40 over the 45-day period. Full charges depend on a customer’s total consumption and consumption behaviours.
The average small business savings could reach $308 a month, for RPP customers with a monthly consumption of 10,000 kWh. Total savings are estimated to be $462 over the 45-day period.
Entegrus customers will still be privy to delivery charges, but Hogan says Entegrus is doing what they can to help local residents.
“Entegrus will work alongside customers who have challenges,” said Hogan. “There are no disconnects for residential and small commercial customers until July. We’re waiving interest charges for residential customers during this period, as well. All we ask is that customers contact us early and we will do everything we can to assist them.”
No action is required from customers. The rate change begins immediately and savings will be indicated on your future bill.