Seasonal Customers

Seasonal service options

Click on one of the three following cottage service options depending on how much you use your cottage each year.

Option 1: Cottage Used Up to 4 Months a Year
  • If you use your cottage property for four months or less per year you may have your electricity disconnected November 1st and reconnected June 1st each year. Reconnection fee for this plan is $89.90.*
  • Want the benefit and flexibility of having electrical service year round? Consider Option 2: Cottage Used 5 or 6 Months a Year

    * Prices are subject to change.
Option 2: Cottage Used 5 or 6 Months a Year
  • Save more and have electrical service year round by choosing our six month residential option. To qualify for this option your electrical consumption from November 1st to May 31st must not exceed half of the energy consumed from June 1st to October 31st.
  • No reconnection fee.
  • Six month residential option service charge: 6 x $37.50 = $225.00*

    * Prices are subject to change.
Option 3: Cottage Used 7 Months or More a Year
  • If you use your cottage property throughout the year or on a continuous basis for seven months or more, and your energy consumption from November 1st to May 31st exceeds half of the energy consumed from June 1st to October 31st, your service is considered a regular residential customer and is billed monthly.
  • Service charge is $26.92 per month.*

    * Prices are subject to change.

Tips for closing your seasonal home

If you are turning the power off

Kitchen
  • Remove all contents from the fridge and freezer.
  • Unplug fridge and freezer.
  • Disinfect surfaces to prevent odor (try placing a box of baking soda in the empty fridge and freezer).
  • Prop open the fridge and freezer doors for airflow.
Water
  • Turn off the water.
  • Switch off the water pump and hot water heater.
  • Turn on the taps on the upper levels to prevent air lock in the pipes.
  • Drain the water tank and all water pipes, including plumbing, washer and dishwasher.
  • Pour antifreeze into inaccessible areas.
Main Breaker
  • Start by switching off all the brand circuits at once.
  • Start with the circuits that power the big appliances in your home.
  • Turn off the main circuit breaker last.

If you are keeping the power on

Kitchen
  • Remove all contents from the fridge and freezer.
  • Unplug fridge and freezer.
  • Disinfect surfaces to prevent odor (try placing a box of baking soda in the empty fridge and freezer).
  • Prop open the fridge and freezer doors for airflow.
Water
  • If your cottage is non-winterized, wrap pipes with foam to avoid your pipes freezing during the winter.
  • Turn off the water.
  • Switch off the water pump and hot water heater.
  • Turn on the taps on the upper levels to prevent air lock in the pipes.
  • Drain the water tank and all water pipes, including plumbing, washer and dishwasher.
  • Pour antifreeze into inaccessible areas.
Devices and Appliances
  • Unplug or turn off the power supply to all major and small appliances and devices that you do not need to avoid phantom power.
Heating
  • Turn the heating down (or off).
  • If your cottage has a furnace, set the thermostat to around 10°C to prevent frost build-up.
  • Consider turning off your furnace entirely to save energy if you’ve properly prepared your pipes to prevent freezing.
  • If you have electric baseboard heat or space heaters, turn off the power on each unit. This will help minimize any fire hazards.
Main Breaker
  • Switch off circuit breakers or branches to appliances that you won’t need for the winter.
  • Make sure the main breaker remains on.
Monitor your Energy Use
  • Sign up for MyPower to keep an eye on your energy consumption to avoid any surprises with your bill.

Want more information? Contact us to discuss your options.