Assistance Programs

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Everyone falls on hard times, but there’s help. 

Customers can find the help they need in these programs below. Follow the links to see if you qualify and enroll.

Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP)

If you're behind on your electricity bill, you may qualify for emergency financial help through LEAP - a grant of up to $500 per year. 

To be eligible for LEAP:
- The customer account must be in arrears. 
- The total amount received by a household may not exceed the maximum grant amount of $500 per year (or $600 per year for electrically-heated homes). 

Would you like to discuss eligibility or apply? Call Oakville Hydro at 905-825-9400 (Monday to Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM) or email

Visit the OEB website for more information.

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Ontario Electricity Support Program

OESP provides ongoing assistance directly on the bills of eligible low-income electricity consumers.
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Save on Energy Home Assistance Program

The program offers free energy-efficiency upgrades for income-eligible homeowners and tenants.