"2008 all over again". LOL.. the first half of 2008 maybe...The OP created this thread August 2011.
Another prediction piled on the scrap heap...
That's not how it works. You are always on the hook as the owner.if hydro was in your name why would you leave the responsibility for turning it off with your tenant?
if hydro is in tenants name they're responsible for the bill.
Seems pretty straightforward to me.