Ottawa River Power Generation

283 Pembroke St. West
Pembroke, ON K8A 6Y6
phone: 613.732.3687
fax:  613.732.9838

Emergencies (after hours)
613.735.0014


Latest News

Ontario's System-Wide Electricity Supply Mix: 2016 Data 

Electricity Retailing – Disclosure to Consumers, O. Reg. 416/99, requires retailers to disclose to consumers the Ontario system-wide electricity supply mix in the manner established by the Ontario Energy Board. The Board’s Directive for the Disclosure of Information to Consumers by Electricity Retailers under Ontario Regulation 416/99 prescribes the manner and timing requirements for this disclosure. The Directive applies to all retailers, including distributors that provide standard supply service.
Under O. Reg. 416/99 the Ministry of Energy is responsible for providing Ontario’s electricity supply mix data for electricity suppliers. The following label discloses the system-wide electricity supply mix data for 2016. This data must be used by electricity suppliers for the purposes of complying with the disclosure obligations of O. Reg. 416/99 and the Directive. This data should be considered current until further notice.

Electricity Facts 

Electricity sources Ontario’s Electricity Mix*
Water power 23.3%
Alternative power sources 9.5%
Solar 2.2%
Wind 6.8%
Biomass 0.5%
Waste 0%
Nuclear Energy 58.5%
Natural Gas** 8.2%
Other 0.4%

*Includes both Tx (direct) and Dx (embedded) connected generation (Ontario Ministry of Energy)
**Includes duel-fuelled facilities that are predominantly natural gas (e.g., Lennox Generating Station)
Note: Figures may not add to 100% due to rounding.

August 14, 2017

Ontario's Fair Hydro Plan

  • Electricity bills will be lowered by 25 percent on average for residential consumers.

  • Rate increases will be held to inflation for four years.

  • As many as half a million small businesses and farms will also benefit from this reduction.

  • Lower-income Ontarians and those living in eligible rural communities will receive even greater reductions, as much as a 40 to 50 percent cut.

The benefit will vary for individual consumers depending on electricity usage and service territory.  These measures include the eight per cent rebate introduced in January 2017 and build on previous initiatives to deliver broad-based relief on all electricity bills.

To find out more click here. 

E-Billing 

E-Billing is now available to our customers.  Please have your account number and your meter number as it is needed to create your online account. To sign up click here.  

On January 1, 2017, your electricity costs went down 8%.

Ontario’s government is reducing electricity costs by rebating an amount equal to the provincial portion of the HST on your monthly hydro bill. That’s an 8% rebate for Ontario families, and on average will mean $130 more in your pocket each year.

This is part of Ontario’s plan to help people with the costs of everyday living by reducing electricity costs. Across Ontario, about five million residential consumers, farms, and small businesses will benefit from this rebate.

Ottawa River Power Corporation will implement these savings onto your bill by July 1, 2017. Applicable savings will be retroactive to January 1, 2017.

Commercial Customers may qualify. If your business load is less than 50 kilowatts you automatically qualify.


What happens when we all use electricity at the same time?
emPOWERme has some interesting information and tips on saving energy. Click on the photo below.

2017 Rate Application

Ottawa River Power has applied to the Ontario Energy Board for a rate to be implemented on May 1st 2017. This will be a rate decrease for most customers. You can read more by clicking here.

New Time of Use Rates

Effective May 1st, new time of use electricity prices will remain the same, as per the Ontario Energy Board. Time of use changes occur in the spring and fall yearly, and are dictated by the regulatory body of the Ontario Energy Board.

Rate information from July 1, 2017 - October 31, 2017

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Off-peak 6.5 cents/kWh                Mid-peak 9.5 cents/kWh           On-peak 13.2 cents/kWh


Planned Outages - Notification for those with Medical Equipment

If you use registered medical equipment, you need to inform Ottawa River Power Corporation, should
you wish to be notified of planned outages.  The procedure to notify ORPC is to complete the attached 
documentation and return it to our offices.  Once we receive the complete forms, and verify that
the 
equipment qualifies, ORPC will add your contact information to the notification list.

Note: this covers planned outages only, an emergency power failure is an emergency and every effort
will be made to return power to the affected area as soon as possible.


Ontario Electricity Support Program:  There's help for low-income households.  Get help.  

Start now.

If you are a customer of Ottawa River Power Corporation, and in a lower-income home, you may qualify
for a reduction on your electricity bill.  To find out more and apply 
click here.

Safety Awareness

The second week in May is Powerline Safety Awareness Week in Ontario, a time to be reminded of the importance of staying clear of overhead and underground powerlines, particularly when working, doing household chores or having fun outside.

The Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) and many of Ontario's local electrical utilities are running public
awareness programs around the theme of 'Respect the Power.'  Touching or even coming within a
few metres f 
an overhead powerline can kill or seriously injure you. Yet all too often powerlines become
'out of sight, out 
of mind' as people go about daily activities.

"Tragically every year people in Ontario are killed or critically injured from contact with powerlines and 
electrical utility equipment," said Scott Saint, ESA's Chief Public Safety Officer. "We need everyone to 
recognize and respect the power and take some simple, yet life-saving safety precautions."

Five Ways to Respect the Power

Locate the lines. Before starting any outdoor job whether at work or at home, first look up, look out
and locate.  Then keep track of where they are as you move around so you're always mindful of the
powerlines.

  1. Keep yourself and equipment a safe distance away. For the kind of powerlines that connect
    a house to the poles on the street, keep yourself and any equipment (ladders, pruners, tall
    vehicles, etc.) at least one metre away.  For the higher voltage lines that run down streets, stay
    at least three metres away.  Not only is making contact very dangerous but even coming close to
    the line can cause the electricity to jump or 'arc' through the air and contact you or your
    equipment.
  2. Never attach or drape anything on a powerline. Never brace a ladder against a line or near
    its point of contact to a building. Don't run other lines like antennas or cables on or near power-
    lines. And never grab a line for balance when working at heights.
  3. Carry equipment horizontally. Carry ladders, pruners and other long equipment on their side,
    not vertically as they could connect or attract arcing from an overhead line.

Plant trees away from overhead powerlines. If your trees have grown into or close to powerlines,
contact your local utility. Do not trim trees around powerlines yourself. And call before you dig to ensure underground cables and other utility equipment are located and marked. For more tree trimming and
landscaping tips, visit esasafe.com


Ontario Energy Board Releases Scorecard:

All local distribution companies (LDCs) in Ontario were recently assessed by the Ontario Energy Board
for their performance on an array of categories.  Please click here to see how ORPC performed (based on
full year ending 2015)