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Brantford Power strives to keep our customers, the media and stakeholders informed. We encourage you to check this page regularly for corporate & program news and community initiatives.

October 17, 2018

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Potential Canada Post Service Disruption

The Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) has issued a strike notice, which means that they will be in a legal position to strike as early as Monday, October 22, 2018.

As a result, delivery of your Brantford Power bills as well as payments mailed to Brantford Power may be impacted.

Bill payment during a postal strike

  1. Customers are responsible for paying their bills by the due date, even if mail service is disrupted.
  2. Do not mail your bill payment if a strike is expected, or during a strike/lockout.  Instead, please utilize one of the payment options listed below.
  3. Late payment fees will apply.

If there is a postal disruption, Brantford Power offers a variety of convenient ways for you to receive your bill and make a payment.

How to receive your bill                      

  1. Go paperless and register for e-billing. Brantford Power’s My Account is an easy and secure way to access your bills and account information online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Sign up for My Account now!
  2. Contact our Customer Care department at 519-751-3522 or email customerservices@brantfordpower.ca to obtain your account balance.
  3. Visit our office at 220 Colborne Street, Brantford, Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (excluding holidays) to obtain a copy of your bill.

 How to pay your bill

  1. Automatic Pre-authorized Payment Plan. Register for pre-authorized payments and your bill is automatically paid from your account. Complete the Automated Payment Plan Agreement and email or fax the completed form to: Email: customerservices@brantfordpower.ca / Fax: (519) 756.6041.
  2. Credit Card Payment.  To arrange payment by credit card contact us at (519) 751-3522.
  3. In Person. We accept all forms of payment from Monday to Friday – 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (excluding holidays) at 220 Colborne Street, Brantford.
  4. Drop Box. You may leave your payment in our drop box at 220 Colborne Street, Brantford.
  5. Bank or financial institution.  Payments can be made in person at your bank or via telephone and online services offered by most financial institutions.

Late payments
Your payment is due 16 days from the statement date on your bill. If the payment is late, a charge of 1.5% per month will be added to the balance. Brantford Power allows four extra days after the due date before applying late-payment charges.  Keep in mind payments made online through a bank or trust company or by phone can take up to five days to process.

Questions? If you have any questions, please contact our Customer Care department at 519-751-3522 or email customerservices@brantfordpower.ca.

October 1, 2018

Measuring Brantford Power

The Ontario Energy Board (OEB) has released its annual Scorecard, measuring Brantford Power’s performance in the key areas of Customer Focus, Operational Effectiveness, Public Policy Responsiveness and Financial Performance.

Brantford Power’s 2017 English Scorecard
Brantford Power’s 2017 French Scorecard

January 1, 2019 Distribution Rate Application
Brantford Power Inc. has applied to its regulator, the Ontario Energy Board (OEB), to raise its electricity distribution rates effective January 1, 2019.

 

Notice of Application
Brantford_NoA – Elec – EDR (IRM)_09052018_FINAL

Rate Application
Brantford_IRM Application 2019_ 20180813

Supporting Evidence
Accounts 1588 and 1589 questions_Brantford_20180831_FINAL
Attachment H1 – Brantford_2011 to 2013 IESO CDM Persistence_2017 08 14
Attachment H2 – Brantford_2014 Brantford IESO CDM_2017 08 14
Attachment H3 – 2017 Final Verified Annual LDC CDM Program Results_Brantford Power Inc.
Brantford_Account-1595-Workform-20180813
Brantford_Cover Letter_IRM_Model Update_20180824
Brantford_GA_Analysis_Workform_20180813Brantford_LRAMVA_Work_Form_3.0_20180813
Brantford_Proposed 2019Tariff Sheet_20180813
Corrected_2019-IRM-Rate-Generator-Model-20180824

July 11, 2018

BRANTFORD POWER WARNS CUSTOMERS ABOUT TELEPHONE AND LETTER SCAM

Brantford Power is warning customers to be aware of a telephone scam and letter targeting customers in the area.

Our customers have reported receiving fraudulent telephone calls and letters requesting payments or advising them that their hydro meter needs to be changed. The caller and letter falsely claim to be from Brantford Power.

Customers who receive a suspicious call or letter should not provide any personal information.

Brantford Power reminds customers that utilities follow the rules mandated by the Ontario Energy Board when it comes to notifying customers about past due accounts. Brantford Power does not disconnect customers without prior notice and will not call you to ask for your account number.

If you are unsure if a communication from Brantford Power is legitimate, please contact our Customer Care department at 519-751-3522 during regular business hours. Customers are also asked to report any suspicious phone calls they receive to the Brantford Police Department at 519-756-0113 and the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501 or www.antifraudcentre.ca.

June 4, 2018

Conditions of Service – Proposed Changes

The Conditions of Service describe Brantford Power’s policies with respect to electricity distribution and its related operations, and the joint obligations of Brantford Power and its customers.

Brantford Power is proposing to make changes to its Conditions of Service. All of the changes, which are listed below, are being made to reflect Brantford Power’s proposal to stop collecting security deposits from its residential customers.

Brantford Power is proposing that the updated Conditions of Service will come into effect on August 1, 2018.

We invite customers to review the changes below. If you have comments or questions, please email us by July 23, 2018.

You can also view and comment on the proposed changes in person until July 23, 2018 at our office at 220 Colborne Street, Monday to Friday (excluding holidays) from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

A summary of the proposed changes is listed below:

Section Proposed New/Updated Wording
2.4.3- paragraph 1 All new Customer accounts that do not fall into the residential service classification will be reviewed to determine whether a security billing deposit is required. Sufficient identification is also required when applying for service.
2.4.4.1 Residential Customers, meaning those customers which meet the criteria for the residential service classification per BPI’s Tariff of Rates and Charges, as approved by the OEB, will not be required to pay a security deposit. BPI reserves the right to amend these Conditions of Service to require a security deposit for its residential class customers, under the circumstances and within the limitations permitted in the Distribution System Code. If BPI selects to do this, BPI will propose to update its Conditions of Service and consult with its customers as required under section 1.4.


April 29, 2018

Summer Time-Of-Use Prices and Hours in Effect May 1!

The Ontario Energy Board (OEB) has announced summer Time-Of-Use pricing and is reminding households and small businesses that Time-Of-Use hours are changing.

May 2018 TOU Graphic

For more information, please visit oeb.ca.

April 13, 2018

BRANTFORD POWER WARNS CUSTOMERS ABOUT SCAM

A small number of customers have reported receiving a call from someone claiming to represent Brantford Power and threatening disconnection of service within a very short time frame if immediate payment is not arranged. Brantford Power will never demand immediate payment to avoid an interruption in service, or make arrangements to meet at locations to collect cash from you.

If you have received a suspicious email or phone call, please contact The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501 to report the incident. For information on how to protect yourself or your business against fraud, please visit the RCMP’s Scams and Fraud website at www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca.

If you have questions or concerns about your Brantford Power account, please do not hesitate to contact us at 519-751-3522.

January 12, 2018

PUBLIC AWARENESS OF ELECTRICAL SAFETY SURVEY

The Public Awareness of Electrical Safety Survey is designed to measure the level of awareness of key electrical safety precautions within Brantford Power’s service territory. Over the next 2 weeks, residents of Brantford will be randomly selected to participate in a telephone survey.  The result will be publically available in September 2018, when all electricity distributors’ scorecards are published by the Ontario Energy Board.

January 1, 2018

BRANTFORD POWER RATE CHANGES IN EFFECT JANUARY 1, 2018

The Ontario Energy Board (OEB) has approved an adjustment to electricity distribution rates and other charges for all Brantford Power customers, effective January 1, 2018.

READ: Brantford Power Rate Changes in Effect January 1, 2018

You can learn more about the impact of this change on your bill by using the OEB’s Online Bill Calculator, available at ontarioenergyboard.ca.

A detailed listing of Brantford Power’s 2018 Delivery and Regulatory rates and charges can be found at brantfordpower.com/rates.


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