Electricity Program

The LAS Electricity Program provides Ontario municipalities with predictable electricity commodity costs through a professionally administered program that leverages both aggregated purchasing and spot market exposure.

Program Benefits

As a licensed electricity retailer in Ontario, LAS can remove municipal facility accounts from Time-of-Use (TOU) rates and bill them at monthly spot market rates, or place them in a hedge alongside 138 other municipal members, fixing up to 75% of their annual commodity costs.

Streetlight accounts can also be enrolled with the LAS Electricity Program, removing them from the default two-tiered Regulated Price Plan (RPP) and billing them at spot market rates only for the hours they are in use – at night when electricity spot market rates are usually the cheapest.  

LAS negotiates and maintains all supplier contracts and completes all purchases through a competitive process.
Your municipality will still receive hydro bills from your Local Distribution Company (LDC).  But should your municipality require some assistance, LAS is available to help you with account issues, advice, and assistance with strategies related to electricity procurement.

Program Fees

Program fees cover both program management and billing/settlement. Please note: There is no fee charged to the un-hedged portion of the bill (spot market exposure).

  • $1.50 per MWH =  $0.015/kWh for hedged electricity + $1.05 per bill (transaction recovery fee)
  • A monthly fee of $10/account for accounts at 100% spot market rates
  • Streetlight accounts are billed at 100% spot market rates.  
  • $6/month for each streetlight account (not each streetlight fixture)
  • $10 per streetlight account/month if a municipality does not have any other accounts enrolled with LAS

Program Process

Get a free analysis and see if the program is right for your municipality. LAS can provide a snapshot of your current facility and streetlight energy commodity costs over the past 12-months and compare them to LAS hedge and market pricing over that period of time.

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Electricity FAQ

Contact

For further information, please contact Fernanda Lazzaro, Customer Service Representative,  416.971.9856 x369.

LAS provides a way to avoid time-of-use electricity rates without incurring large legal and administrative costs. On behalf of the County of Wellington, LAS has negotiated all supplier agreements, and manages all utility billing and commodity administration in-house at a reasonable cost-recovery fee. We have enjoyed reasonable rates and substantial savings from the program and would recommend it to any municipality.

Mark Bolzon, Manager, Purchasing & Risk Management Services, County of Wellington

 

Participating Municipalities

Township of Addington Highland
Township of Alnwick/Haldimand
Town of Amherstburg
Township of Armstrong
Town of Arnprior
Municipality of Arran-Elderslie
Township of Assiginack
Township of Augusta
Municipality of Bayham
Township of Blandford-Blenheim
Town of Blind River
Township of Bonnechere Valley
City of Brampton
County of Brant
Municipality of Brockton
City of Brockville
County of Bruce
Town of Carleton Place
Municipality of Central Huron
Township of Chapple
Municipality of Charlton and Dack
Township of Chatsworth
City of Clarence-Rockland
Town of Cobalt
Town of Cochrane
Township of Cramahe
Town Deep River
City of Dryden
Municipality of Dysart et Al.
Township of Ear Falls
Township of Edwarsburgh/Cardinal
Township of Elizabethtown-KITL
Township of Emo
Town of Erin
Town of Espanola
County of Essex
Town of Essex
Township of Faraday
Township of Fauquier-Strickland
Municipality of French River
Township of Georgian Bay
Town of Goderich
Municipality of Greenstone
Municipality of Grey-Highlands
County of Grey
Town of Grimsby
City of Guelph
Township of Guelph/Eramosa
Haldimand County
Town of Hanover
Town of Hearst
Township of Howick
Town of Huntsville
Municipality of Huron East
Township of Huron-Kinloss
Township of Ignace
Town of Iroquois Falls
Town of Kapuskasing
City of Kawartha Lakes
City of Kenora
Town of Kingsville
Town of Kirkland Lake
Township of Lake of Bays
Town of Lakeshore
County of Lambton
County of Lanark
Township of Larder Lake
Town of Latchford
Municipality of Leamington
Township of Loyalist
Township of Lucan Biddulph
Municipality of Machin
Township of Malahide
Township of Mapleton
Town of Marathon
Municipality of Marmora and Lake
Township of McGarry
Township of McNab/Braeside
Municipality of Middlesex Centre
County of Middlesex
Town of Midland
Township of Minden Hills
Town of Mississippi Mills
Town of Mono
Township of Montague
Township of Muskoka Lakes
Norfolk County
Township of North Frontenac
Township of North Huron
Township of North Stormont
Town of Northeastern Manitoulin and the Islands
County of Northumberland
Town of Oakville
Township of Opasatika
City of Orillia
Oxford County
Town of Penetanguishene
City of Peterborough
City of Pickering
Township of Pickle Lake
County of Prince Edward
Township of Puslinch
City of Quinte West
Town of Rainy River
Township of Ramara
Municipality of Red Lake
Township of Red Rock
Renfrew County
Township of Rideau Lakes
Town of Saugeen Shores
Township of Seguin
County of Simcoe
Township of Sioux Narrows-Nest
Town of Smith-Falls
Town of South Bruce Peninsula
Township of South Frontenac
Township of South Glengarry
Municipality of South Huron
Township of South Stormont
Township of Southgate
Municipality of Southwest Middlesex
Township of St. Clair
Township of Stirling-Rawdon
Township of Stone Mills
United Counties of Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry
City of Stratford
Township of Strong
Town of Tecumseh
Municipality of Temagami
City of Temiskaming Shores
Township of Terrace Bay
Municipality of Thames Centre
City of Timmins
Township of Tiny
Municipality of Trent Hills
Municipality of Tweed
Municipality of Val Rita-Harty
Municipality of Wawa
Wellington County
Municipality of West Elgin
Municipality of West Grey
Township of Wollaston