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    2021 Rate Application

    North Bay Hydro Distribution Limited’s application to its Regulator, the Ontario Energy Board (OEB), to change its electricity distribution rates was filed on January 5th, 2020. The rate changes will affect all customer classes. The rate changes are proposed to be effective May 1, 2021, when approved.

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    North Bay Hydro Distribution limited (NBHDL) is pleased to support the Ontario Governments launch of the COVID-19 Energy Assistance Program for Residential Customers (CEAP) and, starting August 31, the COVID-19 Energy Assistance Program for Small Business (CEAP-SB) . The Government of Ontario is providing relief to support eligible customers struggling to pay their energy bills as a result of COVID-19.

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    North Bay Hydro Distribution Limited is welcoming staff and customers from the Espanola and Sables Spanish-Rivers areas. The first phase of the two-phase transaction, approved by the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) allows North Bay Hydro Distribution Limited (NBHDL) and New Espanola Hydro to operate as independent but affiliated utilities until 2022. It will be business as usual for customers of both utilities…

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Community Power

North Bay Hydro strives to provide high levels of customer satisfaction and reliable electrical service with the lowest feasible number of interruptions of minimum duration. We value employee and public safety and will assist customers in becoming informed about economical and efficient uses of electricity. We are committed to promoting responsible energy consumption and environmental management. With issues such as Global Warming and power shortages/outages in the public eye, and at the forefront of the news, it has become more important than ever to promote the need for responsible energy management.

North Bay Hydro operates a number of incentives designed to reduce the amount of energy being consumed, and to promote effective environmental conservation. Organizing events where our customers can exchange their old incandescent light bulbs for new energy-efficient compact fluorescent ones is just one of the things that we are doing to fulfill our mandate of a greener North Bay.

  • We are 100% self-funded through electrical distribution rates and service charges
  • We pay taxes, we are not funded or subsidized by taxes
  • North Bay Hydro staff includes 47 full-time employees
  • We receive an average of 2,400 customer contact calls per month
  • We respond to an average of 130 service calls per month
  • We read an average of 23,000 meters per month