March 27, 2015 - Today, MPP Michael Gravelle shared details of the proposed Ontario Electricity Support Program. The intent of this program is to help qualifying low-income Ontarians by providing them with financial assistance for their electricity bills.
The program would be a stepped sliding scale with predetermined credits for eligible consumers, based on income thresholds and household size. The credited amount would appear directly on the individual’s electricity bills each month, ranging between $20 and $50 per month.
This program would support the government’s plan to invest in people, build modern energy infrastructure and support a dynamic and innovative business climate.
“The Ontario Electricity Support Program would provide ongoing assistance directly on the bills of eligible low-income electricity consumers as of January 1, 2016. This targeted assistance would be available to those who need it most, ensuring all Ontarians have continued access to clean and reliable electricity.”
— Bob Chiarelli, Minister of Energy
“I am pleased that the Ontario Electricity Support Program will provide assistance directly to eligible low-income individuals and families. As this coincides with the removal of the Debt Retirement Charge for all residential consumers, this will help ensure additional relief on electricity bills.”
— MPP Michael Gravelle, Thunder Bay – Superior North
For more information, please visit the Ontario Energy Board`s website at www.ontarioenergyboard.ca/oesp.
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