Category Archives: Natural Gas Utility Regulation and Commodity Deregulation

Winter’s coming: Time to lock in your gas rate?

(October 9, 2004) Like a lot of homeowners, Bill Harang cringes when he opens his natural gas bill. “It just shocks me when I look at the bottom line,” says the Bowmanville, Ont., resident, who has watched his heating costs soar since he bought his three-bedroom townhouse in the late eighties. Continue reading

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Prefiled Testimony of Energy Probe on DSM & SSM

(January 23, 2003) In the matter of section 36 of the Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998, S.O. c.15, Sched. B, as amended; and in the matter of an Application by Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc. for an Order or Orders approving or fixing rates for the sale, distribution, transmission and storage of gas. Continue reading

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Critics blast Ontario power deregulation

(Nov. 2, 2002) The Ontario government has admitted it failed to protect consumers by ordering a review of the agency responsible for overseeing the new, competitive electricity market, representatives of the opposition parties charged yesterday. Continue reading

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Critics blast Ontario power deregulation

(November 2, 2002) The Ontario government has admitted it failed to protect consumers by ordering a review of the agency responsible for overseeing the new, competitive electricity market, representatives of the opposition parties charged yesterday. Continue reading

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Direct Energy, NDP leader clash over quotes

(April 5, 2002) Sales agents from Direct Energy Marketing Ltd., one of many firms aiming to capitalize on electricity deregulation in Ontario, are using quotes from Howard Hampton – one of deregulation’s fiercest opponents — to lure new customers. Continue reading

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Regulatory power real issue in electricity deregulation

(February 14, 2002) Evidently looking to add some fizz to her fizzling campaign, Conservative Party leadership candidate Elizabeth Witmer this week promised “an immediate review” of Ontario’s decision to deregulate the electricity market in May. Continue reading

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Contracting for natural gas and electricity in Ontario: Energy Probe’s advice to household consumers

(January 6, 2002) Many household consumers are receiving solicitations from energy marketers encouraging them to sign up for natural gas (“gas”) and electricity supply contracts of one to five years duration. Continue reading

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