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Ontario Rebate for Electricity Consumers Act, 2016
Loi de 2016 sur la remise de l'Ontario pour les consommateurs d'électricité

ONTARIO REGULATION 364/16

INVOICING REQUIREMENTS

Consolidation Period:  From June 2, 2017 to the e-Laws currency date.

Last amendment: O. Reg. 166/17.

This Regulation is made in English only.

Definitions

1. In this Regulation,

“financial assistance” has the same meaning as in Ontario Regulation 363/16;

“Minister” means the Minister of Energy. O. Reg. 166/17, s. 1.

Invoices – electricity vendors

2. (1) Subject to section 4, the following rules apply in the case of an invoice issued by an electricity vendor for a billing period in respect of an eligible account, commencing with the first invoice with respect to a period in which financial assistance is provided:

1. The total amount of the credited financial assistance for the billing period and, if applicable, the amount of any credits for financial assistance for previous billing periods that were not provided in previous billing periods, must be clearly shown as a line item on the face of the invoice at an appropriate location below the itemized charges for electricity, delivery, regulatory charges, debt retirement charge and harmonized sales tax and below any line item related to financial assistance under the Ontario Electricity Support Program, but above the net amount of the invoice after deducting the credit.

2. The line item must be displayed no less prominently than the itemized charges referred to in paragraph 1.

3. The credit must be labelled as follows: “8% Provincial Rebate”.

4.-6. Revoked: O. Reg. 166/17, s. 2 (2).

O. Reg. 166/17, s. 2 (1, 2).

(2) Revoked: O. Reg. 166/17, s. 2 (3).

(3) Where the invoice is presented in French, any requirement as to wording stipulated in the rules under subsection (1) may be met by using the equivalent wording in French.

Invoices – unit sub-meter providers

3. (1) Subject to section 4, the following rules apply in the case of an invoice issued to a person by a unit sub-meter provider who provides unit sub-metering for a consumer to whom subsection 3 (7) of the Act applies, commencing with the first invoice with respect to a period in which financial assistance is provided:

1. The invoice must clearly show, as a line item on the face of the invoice at an appropriate location below the itemized charges for electricity, delivery, regulatory charges, debt retirement charge and harmonized sales tax, and below any line item related to financial assistance under the Ontario Electricity Support Program, but above the total amount payable on the invoice,

i. a credit equal to the sum of,

A. the amount of the credit to which the person is entitled in respect of the financial assistance to which the consumer is entitled under the Act or a regulation made under the Act for the period to which the invoice relates,

B. the amount of financial assistance to which the person is entitled for that period under the Act or a regulation made under the Act in respect of any fees and charges for unit sub-metering, and

C. the amount of any credits to which the person was entitled for previous invoice periods that were not provided in previous invoices, and

ii. the net amount of the invoice after deducting the credit.

2. The line item must be displayed no less prominently than the itemized charges referred to in paragraph 1.

3. The credit must be labelled as follows: “8% Provincial Rebate”.

4.-6. Revoked: O. Reg. 166/17, s. 3 (2).

O. Reg. 166/17, s. 3.

(2) Where the invoice is presented in French, any requirement as to wording stipulated in the rules under subsection (1) may be met by using the equivalent wording in French.

Alternatives authorized by Minister

4. (1) If the Minister is satisfied that, for technical or operational reasons, it would be impossible, impractical or unreasonably difficult for an electricity vendor or a unit sub-meter provider to use on its invoices the wording required by this Regulation or to follow an invoicing process required by this Regulation, and if the Minister is satisfied that using different wording specified by the Minister or following a different invoicing process specified by the Minister would also promote the purposes of the requirement, the Minister may give the electricity vendor or unit sub-meter provider a written notice so stating. O. Reg. 166/17, s. 4.

(2) If an electricity vendor or unit sub-meter provider receives a notice from the Minister under subsection (1), it shall use on its invoices the wording specified in the Minister’s notice and shall follow the invoicing process specified in the Minister’s notice instead of the wording or invoicing process otherwise required under this Regulation.

5.-7. Revoked: O. Reg. 166/17, s. 5.

Schedule Revoked: O. Reg. 166/17, s. 6.