The Ontario government announced on June 1, that it will continue to support provincial electricity consumers by providing stability and greater customer choice, while helping those struggling to pay their energy bills as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. Initiatives include:
- $9 million for the COVID-19 Energy Assistance Program to support consumers struggling to pay their energy bills during the pandemic.
- $8 million for the COVID-19 Energy Assistance Program for Small Business (CEAP-SB) to provide support to businesses struggling with bill payments as a result of the outbreak.
- An extension of the Ontario Energy Board’s winter disconnection ban until July 31, 2020 to ensure no one is disconnected from their natural gas or electricity service during these uncertain times.
“While we make progress to contain this deadly virus, we know people will need to stay home when possible and businesses will need ongoing support as we gradually and safely reopen the economy” said Premier Ford, “Providing additional rate relief, flexibility, and customer choice will help ensure everyone can recover from this extraordinary crisis and get back to a life that is as normal as possible”.
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