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Self-Declaration Form for Ontario Electricity Rebate on Electricity Bill

Notice under Section 1.3(3) of Ontario Regulation 363/16 (General) under the Ontario Rebate for Electricity Consumers Act, 2016 (This form is used by Waterloo North Hydro to determine a customer’s eligibility for the Ontario Electricity Rebate. Please refer to the instructions below.

If you have any questions while completing the eligibility form, please contact Waterloo North Hydro at 519-886-5090 or email us at billing@wnhydro.com.

Instructions:

The Ontario Electricity Rebate (OER) is a provincially funded rebate that applies as a credit on qualifying electricity bills. The following types of electricity accounts are eligible:

  • Low volume accounts (meaning the account has a demand for electricity of 50 kilowatts or less, or uses not more than 250,000-kilowatt hours of electricity per year); this includes most single-family homes and many small businesses
  • Farms
  • Long-term care homes
  • Multi-unit complexes that are predominantly residential, such as condominium and apartment buildings
  • Common elements in multi-unit complexes that are predominantly residential (as of July 1, 2022)
  • Retirement residences (as of July 1, 2022)
  • Mobile home parks (as of July 1, 2022)

^ A “multi-unit complex” is defined for OER purposes as “a building or related group of buildings containing two or more units”. A “unit” is:
(a)a unit as defined in the Condominium Act, 1998,
(b)a residential unit or a rental unit, as those terms are defined in subsection 2 (1) of the Residential Tenancies Act,2006,
(c)a member unit or a non-member unit, as those terms are defined in the Co-operative Corporations Act, or
(d)premises that is demised premises for the purposes of the Commercial Tenancies Act;
but does not include a unit that is used or intended for parking or storage purposes or for the purpose of providing space for services, recreation or other facilities or mechanical installations.
^^A “qualifying unit” is defined for OER purposes as “a unit that,
(a)consists of a self-contained room or set of rooms,
(b)contains kitchen and bathroom facilities that are for the sole use of the unit, and
(c)is occupied and used as a residence.”
^^^“Common elements” are defined for OER purposes as “any part of the multi-unit complex that is not a unit”. See footnote 1 for the definitions of “multi-unit complex” and “unit”.
^^^^See footnote 2 for the definition of “qualifying unit”.
* See footnote 1 for the definition of “unit”.
**A mobile home park is defined for OER purposes as “the land on which one or more occupied mobile homes are located and includes the rental units and the land, structures, services and facilities of which the landlord retains possession and that are intended for the common use and enjoyment of the tenants of the landlord”. A “mobile home” is “a dwelling that is designed to be made mobile and that is being used as a permanent residence”. Trailer parks that are not mobile home parks do not qualify for the OER.