Category Archives: Reforming Ontario’s Local Electrical Distribution Sector

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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Clearing the air

(May 19, 2016) Ontario’s Minister of Energy made a number of misleading and inaccurate statements on TVO’s “The Agenda”. 

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Toronto Hydro customers face 18% rate hike in 2016

(April 21, 2016) Power bills for Toronto Hydro’s residential customers are set to increase by 18% in May compared to the same time last year.

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Op-ed: Ontario electricity rates fastest rising in North America

How fast have they risen? Hydro prices in Ontario have gone up three times faster than the price of other goods and services. Continue reading

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Toronto Hydro’s gift to ratepayers

Toronto Hydro will hike distribution rates by more than 20% in the coming year. Continue reading

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A public Toronto Hydro is a bad deal for the city

Toronto Hydro’s inefficiencies cost the city tens of millions of dollars annually in unnecessarily high hydro rates. Continue reading

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Queen’s Park moves to silence dissent on electricity

(January 4, 2016) A new law would shut down the last arena of independent public review of the billions of dollars in public spending on electricity.

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