The result speaks for itself
To the Expositor:
I recently received a hydro bill for a property owned in Quebec. Just for fun, I inserted the kilowatts used on that bill into my “hydro calculator”–a spreadsheet I created to capture the eight or so equations required to calculate Ontario’s various hydro charges. Since we seem to spend so much time talking about hydro, I thought I would share my findings with you.
The basis for comparison uses 233 kilowatts (since that was the amount on the Quebec bill). My hydro calculator was designed for a low density population without functioning smart meter (no time of use), using the lowest rate per kwh:
Item Hydro One Hydro Quebec
Price per kilowatt hour (kwh) $0.094 $0.0568
Charge for 233 kwh $21.90 $13.23
Monthly fixed fee $41.42 $12.60
Smart meter fixed charge $0.79 $0
Delivery charges $14.67 $0
Regulatory charges $1.70 $0
Debt Retirement charge $1.63 $0
Taxes $10.67 $3.87
TOTAL $92.78 $29.70
I think the result speaks for itself.