Ontario Electricity Support Program (OESP)

If you are a customer of an electricity utility and in a lower-income home, you may qualify for a reduction on your electricity bill. The OESP will reduce the cost of your household electricity by applying a monthly credit directly to your bill.

The Government of Ontario has changed the eligibility for the program as of March 1, 2024. If you are an electricity customer, you may qualify for a monthly, on-bill credit of $35 or more. The credit amount depends on 2 factors:


There are 3 ways to apply: online, by mail or through an agency.

  1. Gather the following:
    • Your electricity bill,
    • Names and birthdates of all residents in the home as registered with the Canada Revenue Agency,
    • Social Insurance Numbers or Temporary Tax Numbers for all household members 18 and older
  2. Complete the application at OESP.ca or call 1-855-831-8151 to have an application form mailed to you or call our office at 905-468-4235 to get contact information for local agencies that can assist you.
  3. Complete the consent form online or print and sign a paper consent form and mail it to the address provided on the form.

Low-income Energy Assistance Program recipients may also be eligible for OESP, but must apply. Ontario Works and Ontario Disability Support Program recipients automatically qualify and must contact their caseworker
to apply.