The cost of electricity is set to rise again across the province.
The Ontario energy board announced the increase today and will begin November 1.
The increase will add about $5 more to the average household.
The OEB says the peak price for electricity _ between 7 a.m. and 11 a.m. and from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. _ will rise by 1.4 cents to 17.5 cents a kilowatt hour.
The mid-peak price from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. will rise by 0.6 cents to 12.8 cents a kw/h.
And the off-peak rate from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. and all day weekends and holidays jumps 0.3 cents to 8.3 cents a kwh, less than half the on-peak price.
The energy board says about 40 per cent of the rate increase is because of increased costs from Ontario Power Generation’s nuclear and hydro-electric generating stations.
The board sets electricity prices every May and December and changes the hours for peak and off-peak pricing to reflect the shorter daylight periods in winter.