Energy board rules $53M hydro levy legal; Charge to cover costs of energy conservation programs justified

Toronto Star, DECEMBER 9, 2011
Robert B. Warren


A levy of about $4 per customer on hydro bills to cover the cost of conservation programs is legally justified, the Ontario Energy Board has ruled.

The board has rejected a constitutional challenge to the levy, which collected $53.7 million across the province in 2009-2010.