It shouldn’t have been.
Your Home Electricity Bill: A Study on the Costs in Ontario includes some pedestrian costing estimation by a consultant, and regurgitates the spin from past reports that we had felt slain multiple times.
The report also cites a Hydro Quebec study to demonstrate how Toronto and Ottawa, collectively known as Ontario (prices are actually higher in the rest of Ontario than these cities). One problem is the HQ data being graphed is in base units, with Montreal set to 100, as the base: Montreal’s $68.66/month (1000kWh residential demand) is the index, making Toronto’s $124.75 182 on the index (because it’s 82% higher).
This E.D. publication has Toronto rates at both 12.465 cents/kWh and 17.25 cents/kWh.
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