Recent Letter to Cottagers from Hydro One

Cottagers may have recently received a letter from Hydro One regarding the elimination of the “seasonal rate class”. This has caused some confusion because the letter compares the “seasonal rate” to a number of other different rate classes – some more and some less expensive.

Our understanding is that most, if not all, of our cottage members are currently on the “seasonal rate” and are proposed to migrate to the “medium density rural rate (R1)”, approximately on January 1, 2022.

These two rates are very similar. In fact, the “medium density rural rate (R1)” should be slightly less than “seasonal” for most cottagers, depending upon their usage.

Hoping this clarifies it for you. If you need more information you can call Hydro One at 1 (888) 664-9376.

David Collie
SCOI Director, South Sauble Cottagers Association