Category Archives: Reforming Ontario’s Local Electrical Distribution Sector

Top 10 takeaways from auditor general’s report on Ontario’s electricity sector

(December 4, 2015) Ontario’s auditor general blasts the province’s dysfunctional electricity sector.

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Ontario’s soaring hydro bills offset conservation efforts and hurt conservers most: study

(October 1, 2015) Soaring hydro costs are offsetting ratepayer conservation efforts and hurting conservers most, according to a new joint study by the Consumer Policy Institute and Energy Probe.

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Queen’s Park further weakens OEB oversight

(June 3, 2015) Queen’s Park is, once again, undermining the Ontario’s energy regulator. 

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A broken electricity system, not a Hydro One sale, the real risk to ratepayers

(May 20, 2015) Privatizing Hydro One won’t be bad for ratepayers, but a lack of reform in the province’s electricity sector will be. 

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How utilities are trying to con customers and regulators into higher rates

(May 11, 2015) Ontario’s electricity distributors are doing whatever it takes to hike rates.

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Much needed reforms could focus on Hydro One employees’ pensions

(April 24, 2015) Hydro One’s distribution arm ranks among the worst in North America.

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Higher hydro bills to pay for high hydro bills

(March 27, 2015) Ontario’s Ministry of Energy is hiking hydro bills on all ratepayers in an effort to stop already high hydro bills.  Make sense?

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Customer rights get powered up in privatized electricity systems

(March 13, 2015) Customers with private electricity distributors are better protected from blackouts and other disruptions.

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Parker Gallant: Energy poverty in Ontario Chapter 3

(March 6, 2015) The prior Chapter in this series finished with the disclosure that many affected by “energy poverty” were seniors living on fixed incomes wanting to spend their final years; “aging at home” but rising energy prices were making … Continue reading

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Parker Gallant: Energy poverty in Ontario Chapter 2

As noted in Chapter 1, finding information on “energy poverty” in Ontario is both time consuming and frustrating as there is no central collection point. Continue reading

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