Toronto Hydro reports that 2014 electricity rates have been approved and will only result in a modest increase to customers

March 14, 2014

Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited ("Toronto Hydro") is pleased to report that the Ontario Energy Board ("OEB") has approved the 2014 electricity rates resulting in only a modest increase of approximately one dollar per month for the average residential customer*.

"We are very pleased that the OEB and the intervenor community have accepted the rate settlement," said Anthony Haines, President and CEO. "While the OEB rate approval results in an increase of about one dollar, it is relatively low compared to inflation and enables us to continue investing in our significant capital infrastructure program to improve reliability and safety for our customers," adds Mr. Haines.

Customers will also be pleased to know that Toronto Hydro will not be raising rates due to the ice storm costs. Toronto Hydro is committed to absorb the costs through productivity gains and other favourable OEB decisions received in 2013.

The new 2014 rates will be effective May 1, 2014.

More information on Toronto Hydro's capital infrastructure plans and reliability can be found at torontohydro.com/learnmore

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* A residential customer who consumes 800 kWhs of electricity per month.

For more information:

Toronto Hydro Corporation

14 Carlton Street
Toronto, Ontario
Canada, M5B 1K5

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