Multi-Unit Residential Rates

The Ontario government has updated the commodity prices for electricity, for customers who are on the Regulated Price Plan (RPP). For residential customers, the monthly threshold for the lower price is set at 600 kilowatt hours during the summer season (May to October) and will change to 1000 kilowatt hours during the winter season (November to April). The threshold for non-residential consumers that are eligible for the price plan will remain at 750 kilowatt hours throughout the year.

The tier threshold for an RPP consumer that:

  • Relates to a property defined in the Condominium Act, 1998, a residential complex as defined in the Tenant Protection Act, 1997 or a property that includes one or more dwellings and that is owned or leased by a co-operative as defined in the Co-operative Corporations Act; and
  • Relates to more than one unit in the property or complex,

shall be deemed to fall within the residential class and will have the applicable seasonal threshold.

The conservation threshold for that consumer is determined based on the number of units within the property or complex. In order to determine the appropriate conservation threshold, consumers must provide a signed declaration attesting to the number of units to which an account relates.

If you qualify for a conservation threshold, (e.g. because there is more than one unit associated with your account), you must complete this form and send it to our office by fax/mail.

Any delay in processing as a result of missing or inaccurate information on the form will NOT result in adjustments to previous billings.

If you have multiple accounts eligible for a higher conservation threshold because there is more than one unit associated with your account, list each account separately. Do not include units that are metered or billed separately from the account referenced.

You must advise us in writing if your account ceases to qualify for a higher conservation threshold or if there is a change in the number of units within the property or complex.

All information submitted in this process will be used by Bluewater Power Distribution Corporation in support of its obligations under the Electricity Act, 1998 and the Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998, applicable Ontario Energy Board Codes and Rules, associated policies, standards and procedures and its license.

This information is being collected and used for billing purposes, and is subject to field investigation by Bluewater Power and disclosure to other authorities such as your municipality's building and fire departments, and the Province of Ontario to ensure the accuracy of the information provided. By signing this form, you consent to our collection, use and disclosure of the information provided for the above purposes. Any information provided will be retained by Bluewater Power and treated in accordance with our Privacy Policy, and may be subject to review by the Province of Ontario or its agents.

Based on the information provided, Bluewater may change your account status to a "commercial rate" if more than one unit is being declared against one metered service and this may increase your total electricity charges.

Please complete the form in full including a contact name and telephone number and return it by mail as soon as possible to:

Bluewater Power Distribution Corporation
Attention: Billing
PO Box 2140
Sarnia ON
N7T 7L6

or by fax to (519) 344-7303.

icon-pdfLow Volume Consumer or Designated Consumer Declaration Form for Multi-Unit Residential Premises (PDF, 21K)

Mobile Site | Full Site