If you are a customer of an electric utility and in a lower income home, you may qualify for a reduction on your electricity bill through the Ontario Electricity Support Program (OESP). It's also available to customers of unit sub-meter providers and retail energy companies.
You must apply to the program to qualify.
What Support Could I Receive?
The OESP reduces the cost of your household electricity by applying a monthly credit directly to your bill.
The amount of the credit depends on two factors:
how many people live in the home
your combined household income
How Do I Apply?
Customers can apply online at OntarioElectricitySupport.ca. You need to complete the online application, print and sign the consent form, and mail it.
A paper version of the application can be downloaded from the OESP application website, picked up from an intake agency or mailed to applicants by the OESP Contact Centre (1-855-831-8151) upon request.
To complete the application you will need:
. Your electricity bill account number, service address, and account holder details
. The birthdates and names of all residents in your home
. Social Insurance Numbers, Individual Tax Numbers, or temporary taxation numbers for residents over the age of 16