Adjust Hydro rates in Ontario to Mid-Peak or Off-Peak during COVID-19 closures

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With most people spending more time at home, and the increased cleaning protocol recommended during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are using electricity from home more than ever, at all times of the day.

One of the purposes of the time-of-use electricity rates scheme is to reduce fluctuation in electricity demand and provide line stability, which is not as essential given the reduction in economic activity drawing electricity.

With the current reality of the increased residential demand and reduced business/industrial demand during peak hours, and the tough economic and emotional times Ontarians are experiencing, the Ontario Energy Board should require hydro providers to lower the "On-peak" rates for residents.