Reduce your electric bill with the Ontario Electricity Support Program

If you are a customer of an electric utility and in a lower income home, you may qualify for a reduction on your electricity bill through the Ontario Electricity Support Program (OESP).  It is also available to customers of unit sub-meter providers and retail energy companies.  You must apply to the program to receive the reduction.

If your home is electrically heated, or you rely on medical devices requiring a lot of power, OESP offers a higher level of assistance.  It takes 6-8 weeks to process an application, so you should apply ASAP.

Visit to complete an application or for more information. You can apply online or through an intake agency.

If you need help applying, assistance is available, call the number closest to your area (numbers for other areas are available on the OESP website page):

  • Hastings County 1-866-414-0300
  • Napanee 613-354-0957 or 613-354-7633
  • Amherstview 613-389-2820
  • Picton 613-476-2842 or 613-476-1811