APP - Overnight Plan
Advantage Power Pricing - A new way to comfortably save on electricity
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We don't want you to give up the comforts you love. That's why we're always working towards a way for you to live better while saving on your energy bill. Advantage Power Pricing (APP) gives you options to do just that. Originally launched May 1, 2015, this program has been improved with new options and features, and extended to run until March 31, 2019.

The registration for this plan is now closed! We successfully registered approximately 1,000 customers in York Region and Simcoe County who will be part of APP-Overnight until March 31, 2019.

How does the program work?

During the period of March 1, 2018 – March 31, 2019, your electricity costs will be based on APP-Overnight rates. On your monthly reports, you’ll be able to see how these costs compare to Time-Of-Use rates, and understand whether your bill is higher or lower each month depending on when you used electricity.

While your regular Alectra Utilities bill will still show costs under Time-of-Use rates, there will be an adjustment on your next bill that will match the cost shown on your monthly report. For example, you will receive your first monthly APP report in June 2018 for the period beginning March 1, 2018. The report will indicate how much you saved for that period. Your next Alectra Utilities bill will be adjusted by the amount indicated on the previous months' report.

While we designed this program to create opportunities for customers to reduce their electricity costs, some customers could pay more. Customers are advised to monitor their bill savings and electricity consumption profile using their monthly report and the web portal, and assess opportunities to shift consumption to lower-priced periods. These tools can inform customers whether to stay in or opt-out of the program. Customers are not obligated to stay in the program and can opt-out at any time.

Tools available to you to maximize your savings from APP-Overnight

There are a number of tools available to you to maximize your benefits with APP-Overnight:

For more information about these tools, please visit the APP-Overnight Frequently Asked Questions.

More details of APP-Overnight Plan

Ideal if you're a shift worker or have an electric vehicle, APP-Overnight gives you a window (12:00 a.m. - 6:00 a.m.) with an extra low rate for electricity. On-peak rates are somewhat higher to compensate for this discount and provide even more incentive to shift some of your electricity consumption to Off-peak and Super Off-peak periods.

 
APP-Overnight: Percent of hours for each price tier
 

Advantage Power Pricing – Overnight: Weekday price schedule

 
Overnight Plan Rate Schedule
 

Current Time-of-Use: Winter weekdays (November 1, 2018 - April 30, 2019)

Winter Time-of-Use Chart - Weekdays
 

Summer and winter rate periods

People use electricity differently depending on the season, so we established two sets of Time-of-Use rate periods: summer and winter. No matter which season, on weekends and holidays the lowest rates are in effect all day. For the APP-Overnight plan, this means the Off-peak rate is in effect all day on weekends and holidays, except 12:00 a.m. – 6:00 a.m. when the Super Off-peak rate is in effect. Prices in Advantage Power Pricing may change on May 1, 2018 to coincide with any changes to Ontario’s Regulated Price Plan. Customers will be informed in advance of any changes to the plan.

The charts below show when standard APP-Overnight rates apply in summer (May 1-October 31) and in winter (November 1-April 30).

Summer Weekdays

 
Overnight Plan Rate Schedule - Summer
 

May 1 – October 31
In summer, electricity use peaks during the hottest part of the afternoon, when air conditioners are running on high. On-peak hours are mid-day.

Winter Weekdays

 
Overnight Plan Rate Schedule - Winter
 

November 1 – April 30
In winter, less daylight means electricity use peaks twice: once in the morning when people wake up and turn on their lights and appliances, then again when people get home from work. There are two sets of On-peak hours to reflect this.

 

Additional Resources

For more detailed information, please review the additional resources below:

 
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Ontario Energy Board
This is one of a series of pilots under way across Ontario led by the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) whose mandate is to promote a sustainable and efficient energy sector that provides consumers with reliable energy services at a reasonable cost. With the participation of utilities and their customers, the OEB’s goal with these pilots is to test different electricity price plans designed to give greater consumer control and help Ontario’s power system run more efficiently.