Category Archives: Reforming Ontario’s Local Electrical Distribution Sector

Lawrence Solomon: How to make Ontario’s awful power system as dull (and affordable) as natural gas

Unlike its power companies, Ontario’s gas is sold by pencil-pushers who keep their nose to the grindstone and avoid controversy. Continue reading

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How Queen’s Park broke Ontario’s provincial electricity sector

(April 12, 2017) Political meddling has undermined the province’s electricity sector.

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The perils of a hydro rate freeze for Ontario

(February 6, 2017) Any “relief” the province is considering for ratepayers will come at a cost.

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No prizes for guessing who’s really to blame for Hydro One’s soaring rates

(January 6, 2017) Contrary to claims from Queen’s Park, higher electricity rates haven’t been used to make the province’s grid more reliable. Now, Hydro One wants more money to do the real work of keeping the lights on.

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How to mislead Toronto Hydro’s customers on rate increases

(December 14, 2016) Toronto Hydro customers have been told that the rate increases they are experiencing aren’t that bad. Here’s why those comments are misleading.

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Ontario won’t be able to reduce soaring hydro costs anytime soon, say experts

(September 9, 2016) Don’t expect any quick fixes for Ontario’s soaring hydro rates.

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Ontario’s residential energy bills will continue to march higher

Provincial policies will push Ontario’s gas and hydro bills higher in the coming years. Continue reading

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