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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.
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.
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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With the onset of winter weather and the difficulty that some electricity customers are having paying their bills, North Bay Hydro wants to ensure that customers know their rights and responsibilities when it comes to bill payments and potential disconnection of services for unpaid balances. North Bay Hydro will work with you to avoid disconnection, but balances owed are the responsibility of the customer to pay.
Responsibilities – Timelines
Timelines are set out in the Distribution System Code that North Bay Hydro is required to adhere to
Customers will be offered a repayment option and cannot be disconnected if they agree to and follow that arrangement;
A low-income customer may be eligible for the following special rules:
Help is available for low-income consumers through programs including:
If you are disconnected, North Bay Hydro is required to reconnect within 2 business days of receiving payment in full or of the customer entering into a payment arrangement;
Customers can contact the Low Income People Involvement of Nipissing (LIPI) at 705-472-1337 for assistance with LEAP.
If you feel that the rules have not been followed, or have other concerns or questions, you can call the OEB at 1-877-632-2727 or visit their website at www.ontarioenergyboard.ca.