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For people buying power from local utilities the global adjustment is invisible because it is already built into the regulated price of electricity. For people buying their energy from retailers, the fee is added on top of the rate they paying the retailer.
have a Northern Ontario tax credit for people finding it a challenge to meet their electricity bills, Chairelli told the Legislature.
Rainy River MPP Sarah Campbell told the House at Queens Park on Tuesday that private electricity retailers are and the doubling since last month of the global adjustment a fee levied on customers of energy retailers is another financial burden on customers who get lured into contracts with promises of saving money, but never do.
Campbell said her office gets several calls a month from people in the riding who are looking for help in dealing with electricity contracts they signed after being told they would save money.
The global adjustment fluctuates from month to month and for most of the year it has stayed at about 4 to 5 cents per kilowatt hour. But in September it jumped to 8.6 cents. If a household uses 900 kWh in a month, that a bill increase of about $40.
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Energy Minister Bob Chairelli said the government is of the financial pressure electricity rates place on consumers in Ontario and that they have taken steps to help ease that burden.
people don understand that the global adjustment is going to be added on top of the rate they negotiated with the retailer and that this extra 5 cents per kilowatt hour is essentially just guaranteed profit, said Campbell.
what they getting themselves into before they sign, she accused the door to door salespeople the retailers use of misleading consumers in order to make a sale.
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Consumer Affairs, Tracy MacCharles said she has been in discussions with Chairelli about the issue.
looking at) fair pricing for consumers, establishing fair practices so that consumers know their rights and exactly what they purchasing, said the minister.
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