NOTL Hydro has Lowest Delivery Charges in Niagara

January 7, 2015

In addition to the many other benefits enjoyed by Niagara-on-the-Lake residents, they now have the lowest electrical delivery charge in the Niagara Region from locally-owned Niagara-on-the-Lake Hydro.

“We have a long-term strategy that focuses on the best interests for our customers”, said Tim Curtis, Niagara-on-the-Lake Hydro’s President. “Our low delivery rate is a result of years of effective investment in our system. We strive for a safe, reliable system that can support a growing Niagara-on-the-Lake for years to come.”

Niagara Utility Delivery Charges (as of January 1, 2015)
City/Town Utility Delivery Charge % Difference
Niagara-on-the-Lake Niagara-on-the-Lake Hydro $37.47
Grimsby Grimsby Power Inc $40.31 + 7.6%
Niagara Falls, Lincoln, Pelham & West Lincoln Niagara Peninsula Energy Inc. $41.04 + 9.5%
St Catharines Horizon Utilities $41.08 + 9.6%
Welland Welland Hydro $42.20 + 12.6%
Fort Erie Canadian Niagara Power – Fortis $52.90 + 41.2%
Port Colborne Canadian Niagara Power – Fortis $53.94 + 44.0%
Thorold, Wainfleet & Pelham Hydro One Networks Inc.

Urban Density

$54.62 + 45.8%
Hydro One Networks Inc.

Medium Density

$69.87 + 86.5%
Hydro One Networks Inc.

Rural Density

$82.51 + 120.2%
Rates based on average monthly consumption of 800kWh for a residential customer.

Source – Ontario Energy Board Bill Calculator

As part of its continual system improvement, Niagara-on-the-Lake Hydro has a long-term plan to convert certain Old Town and Virgil electricity lines to underground (from pole feeds) and has an annual process of updating all old rural lines. The updates help improve the stability of the system, reduce line-loss and allow for system growth. A recent development is an outage management system that automatically notifies NOTL Hydro in the event of a power outage without the need of notification by customers. The system reduces the dispatch time and thereby reduces the length of the outage. Customers are still encouraged to call 905-468-4235 in the event of an outage.



Niagara-on-the-Lake Hydro distributes power to over 8,600 customers in the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake. We are committed to operating as a sustainable high-performance, customer-driven business and to providing the highest standard in safety, service and reliability. NOTL Hydro was the first Ontario utility to be awarded with the IHSA’s Platinum Safety award and was the 2014 ENERGY STAR Utility of the Year (Regional Category) in Canada. The Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake is the 100% shareholder of the corporation.