Category Archives: Power Generation in Ontario

Consuming less drives up costs for Class B ratepayers

(November 3, 2019) Consuming less means lower costs, right? Not in Ontario. Continue reading

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Michigan’s GDP and jobs grow—with a $4.5 billion subsidy (and growing) from Ontario ratepayers

(October 6, 2019) How was Michigan able to maintain rate increases below inflation while Ontario’s increases were well above? As it turns out, Michigan is a large purchaser of Ontario’s surplus electricity generation. Continue reading

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September 30, 2019 – just another high-cost electricity day in Ontario

If every day was like September 30, 2019, Ontario ratepayers would be paying $2.7 billion for power consumed elsewhere, while operators of FIT generators would be stuffing money in their bank accounts. Continue reading

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Ford government floundering on electricity portfolio

The IESO’s monthly market report for August broke several records and none of them were to the benefit of Ontario ratepayers. Continue reading

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Global News: How the province ‘hijacked’ plans for a sustainable green economy

Global News has obtained 4,000 pages of internal documents which reveal the government was warned about the potential impact of its renewable energy plan – and how the microFIT program for small scale energy production went out of control. Continue reading

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Hydro rates should not be subsidized. It would be unfair to future generations

(May 15, 2018) The province’s Financial Accountability Office estimates that Fair Hydro Plan rebates will save ratepayers $18.4 billion over the next decade, but those savings will ultimately cost future ratepayers $39.4 billion.

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Hydro One CEO salary peanuts compared to overspending and waste in electricity sector

(April 25, 2018) So, you want to be Ontario’s next Premier and you’re looking to lower hydro bills? Here’s where you should be looking.

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Top ten takeaways from the OEB’s decision on OPG’s rate application

(January 3, 2018) The OEB has issued its decision on OPG’s multi-billion dollar, five-year rate application. Here’s what you need to know.

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Ontario’s electricity system will slip further into farce with fake price-regulation hearings

By continually politicizing electricity, the current Ontario government has lost its way. Continue reading

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Electricity pricing, fake hearings and public ownership

All political parties that have been in power in Ontario have pursued electricity policies that are essentially political rather than economic. Some other provincial governments, notably Manitoba and British Columbia, seem to be imitating Ontario’s mismanagement of dangerously costly megaprojects and now in BC, Ontario’s politicizing of prices to consumers. This article focuses on the Ontario experience. Continue reading

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