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Energy and Water Reporting and Benchmarking for Large Buildings

Request for Information

Ontario Regulation 20/17 made under Section 7 of the Green Energy Act, 2009, requires that every person, other than a public agency, who is the owner of a prescribed property shall accurately report energy consumption and water use information on an annual basis to the Ministry of Energy, as is set out in the document titled “Ontario’s Large Building Energy and Water Reporting and Benchmarking Requirement: Data Elements,” as it may be amended from time to time, that is published by the Ministry on the Government of Ontario website.

Prescribed properties are described in Sections 3, 4, and 5 of O.Reg 20/17 and can include a single building or structure, or two or more buildings or structures aggregated together on a single property, with gross floor area greater than 50,000 square feet.

Certain prescribed properties are exempt from reporting as outlined in Section 10 and 11 of O.Reg 20/17. The owner of a prescribed property which is exempt from reporting must provide written notice to the Ministry, in the form provided by the Ministry and available on the website of the Government of Ontario Central Forms Repository, together with documentation supporting the applicability of that exemption. 

Owners of prescribed properties may use this form to request electricity consumption and water use data from Guelph Hydro for customers who are billed by Guelph Hydro for these services. Upon receipt of this completed form, Alectra Utilities (formerly Guelph Hydro) will provide electricity consumption and water usage data to the individual specified below via mail or secure email, broken down by calendar month where possible. This form must be signed and submitted by the primary account holder. 

Owners of prescribed properties should request data by February 28th for the preceding year. Alectra Utilities (formerly Guelph Hydro) will endeavor to fulfil each data request within 10 business days of the request filing date.

Please provide the name, title, and company name of the individual to whom this information should be provided. This may be the Owner, Owner’s Agent, or Operator of the prescribed property.

Please select whether data should be sent via secure email address or mailing address

Signing and submitting form

By signing and returning a hard copy of this form or signing it and submitting it electronically, you attest that you are the primary account holder and that you hereby authorize Alectra Utilities (formerly Guelph Hydro) to provide the requested information to the Owner, Owner’s Agent, or Operator of the prescribed property named above.

You also agree your electronic signature is the legal equivalent of your manual signature on this form and you consent to be legally bound by this form's terms and conditions.


All information submitted in this process will be used by Alectra Utilities (formerly Guelph Hydro) in support of our obligations under the Electricity Act, 1998, and the Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998, applicable Ontario Energy Board Codes and Rules, associated policies, standards and procedures and Guelph Hydro’s license. This information will be retained by Alectra Utilities (formerly Guelph Hydro) and may be subject to review by the Minister of Finance pursuant to the Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998. If you have any questions about this collection, or the ways in which your personal information may be used by Alectra Utilities (formerly Guelph Hydro), please view our Privacy Policy. If you have any questions with regard to this process, please call our Customer Service Department at 519-822-3010.

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By mail to:     Customer Service Department, Alectra Utilities (formerly Guelph Hydro), 395 Southgate Drive, Guelph, ON N1G 4Y1

By fax:           519-822-0960

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