TORONTO, Dec. 22, 2020 /CNW/ -Today, Hydro One announced it is ready to apply the new temporary electricity relief rate set by the Ontario government. Electricity rates for residential, small business and farm customers on Time-of-Use or Tiered pricing will be temporarily reduced to a flat rate of 8.5 cents per kWh, effective January 1, 2021.

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"The Ontario government's announcement today will provide customers with much needed relief. We thank them for supporting electricity customers during this challenging time," said Jason Fitzsimmons, Chief Corporate Affairs and Customer Care Officer, Hydro One. "We also continue to support our customers facing hardship by offering flexibility and assistance through our Pandemic Relief Program. We encourage any customer who is struggling to reach out to us to learn about their options."

This change is automatically applied and does not require customers to take any action. More details are available at www.HydroOne.com/RateRelief. 

In addition, residential and small business customers in arrears can contact Hydro One to access a one-time bill credit through the enhanced COVID-19 Energy Assistance Program (CEAP). Customers experiencing financial hardship are encouraged to contact the company for assistance, including to access Hydro One's Pandemic Relief Program which has been providing customers with additional financial support and payment flexibility since March.

Hydro One Limited (TSX: H)
Hydro One Limited, through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, is Ontario's largest electricity transmission and distribution provider with approximately 1.4 million valued customers, approximately $27.1 billion in assets as at December 31, 2019, and annual revenues in 2019 of approximately $6.5 billion. Our team of approximately 8,800 skilled and dedicated employees proudly build and maintain a safe and reliable electricity system which is essential to supporting strong and successful communities. In 2019, Hydro One invested approximately $1.7 billion in its transmission and distribution networks and supported the economy through buying approximately $1.5 billion of goods and services. We are committed to the communities where we live and work through community investment, sustainability and diversity initiatives. We are designated as a Sustainable Electricity Company by the Canadian Electricity Association. Hydro One Limited's common shares are listed on the TSX and certain of Hydro One Inc.'s medium term notes are listed on the NYSE. Additional information can be accessed at www.hydroone.com; www.sedar.com or www.sec.gov.

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