Need Help Managing Your Bills?
GrandBridge Energy (formerly Brantford Power) offers customers who are having difficulty paying their bill or expect to in the future, the option to make payment arrangements with monthly payment options for our residential customers. Equaly Payment Plan gives you a way to level out your utility bills by budgeting for an equal payment amount each month. Call us at 519-751-3522 to sign up today.
The Ontario Electricity Support Program (OESP) offers a monthly credit for low-income households. For more information, or to apply, visit OntarioElectricitySupport.ca or call 1-855-831-8151.
For assistance, or to discuss your account, please contact our Customer Service Department at (519) 751-3522.
Ontario Electricity Support Program (OESP)
If you are a GrandBridge Energy (formerly Brantford Power) customer, and in a low-income home, you may qualify for a reduction on your electricity bill through the Ontario Electricity Support Program.
The OESP could reduce the cost of your household electricity by applying a monthly credit directly to your bill.
If your home is electrically heated, or you rely on an approved medical device requiring a lot of electricity, you could be eligible for additional credit.
To learn if you are eligible for this provincial program, please visit the program application page or call 1-855-831-8151.
Other Assistance Programs
Low-income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP)
This grant is available to provide emergency relief to low-income residents who meet program criteria and who are at risk of disconnection of electrical service.
To verify if you qualify for LEAP and to submit an application, contact our partner agency United Way Centraide Simcoe Muskoka:
Phone: 1-855-487-5327 (8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; Monday to Friday, excluding holidays)
Website: United Way Centraide Simcoe Muskoka
Please Note: Emergency financial assistance is provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Funds may be limited. Grants are issued on your behalf and paid directly to your utility. You will not receive a cheque.
Energy Affordability Program
The Energy Affordability Program provides support to income-eligible electricity consumers by helping them to lower their monthly electricity costs and to increase their home comfort.
Depending on your situation, you may receive different energy-saving products and services. Some participants may qualify for a free home energy needs assessment conducted by a trained energy professional that will help identify energy-efficient upgrades available for their homes, such as the replacement of inefficient appliances and professionally-installed insulation and draft-proofing. These upgrades may be installed during or after an in-home visit.
Other participants may qualify instead for free energy-saving kits. These are customized to meet their energy needs and could include energy-saving LED lighting, timers, faucet aerators and/or a clothes drying line.
To sign up, find out if you qualify or learn more about the program, visit https://saveonenergy.ca/For-Your-Home/Energy-Affordability-Program
Know Your Rights
The Ontario Energy Board (OEB) has set out customer service rules for electricity utilities, including special rules for low-income customers.
Brantford Power is compliant with these rules, and we encourage all customers to know their rights.
To avoid disconnection, it is important to contact us as soon as you receive that notice. Do not delay.
The quickest way to keep your electricity connected is by paying your outstanding balance. But, if you cannot pay the amount you owe, you have the option of setting up an Arrears Management Plan that will allow you to repay your debt over a period of time. It does not excuse you from paying the amount owed or from paying your new bill.
Payments may be made at most financial institutions, by cash, cheque, VISA or MasterCard or by mail. Late payment interest charges, calculated at the rate of 19.56% per year, may be applied to your account. Payments must be received by our office to cancel the interruption.
Options are available. For assistance, or to discuss your account, please contact our Customer Service Department at (519) 751-3522.