Low Income Electricity Support Programs - Energy+ Inc.

Low Income Electricity Support Programs

Ontario Electricity Support Program

Ontario Electricity Support Program (OESP) helps reduce electricity bills for low-income households with a monthly on-bill credit. The amount of the credit will depend on how many people live in the house and the combined household income. Find out if you are eligible and how to apply by visiting Ontario Electricity Support.ca or call 1-855-831-8151, or for more information, visit the Ontario Energy Board website.

Assistance in completing and renewing the OESP application is available from these community partners:

Cambridge Self-Help Food Bank (519) 622-6550

Family Counselling Centre of Brant (519) 753-4173

Langs Farm Village Association (519) 653-1470

Kinbridge Community Association (519) 624-3855

Renewing an Application

If you are approaching the end of your eligibility period, you must renew your OESP application. We recommend that you renew your OESP application early to avoid a gap in your OESP assistance. The renewal process can take six weeks to complete.

There are three ways to renew your applicaiton:

  1. Visit www.ontarioelectricitysupport.ca and click on renew application.
  2. Complete a paper application and consent for and mail it to: Ontario Electricity Support Program, PO Box 1540, STNB, Ottawa, ON, K1P 0C7
  3. Visit a community partner listed above for assistance

Affordability Fund

This program is designed to help people who do not qualify for low-income conservation programs, but who are unable to undertake energy efficiency improvements without support. Learn more and to sign up for the Affordability Fund program.

Low Income Energy Assistance Program

Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) is a year-round emergency financial assistance program offered by the Ontario Energy Board in order to assist low-income energy customers better manage their bill payments and energy costs.  It is not intended for regular or ongoing bill payment assistance. Social service agencies screen and assess applicants in need.   OEB LEAP Brochure (.pdf).     Customers in the County of Brant customers contact Family Counselling Centre of Brant or call 519-753-4173 x 223.

Customers in Cambridge and North Dumfries contact Waterloo Region Social Services or call 519-883-2100 and select Option 1.   The Waterloo Regional Energy Assistance Program (WREAP) helps households with low-incomes avoid the consequences of not being able to pay their utility bill.

Residential Arrears Management Program

Learn more about the Residential Arrears Management Program (AMP) that provides an alternative to an interruption of service for eligible residential customers

Home Assistance Program

The Home Assistance Program is designed to help qualified participants improve the energy efficiency in their homes to help reduce energy use, manage energy costs, improve home comfort and reduce the demand on the electricity system..  This program is funded and delivered by the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO), and administered by Energy+  For more information call 1-855-591-0877.