Tag Archives: Darlington Refurbishment Project

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. Advertisements

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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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The bad, very bad and very very bad of the Ontario PC energy plan

(November 28, 2017) The Ontario PC’s energy plan doubles down on a couple of poor policies.

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Key project at Darlington nuclear facility hundreds of millions over budget, delayed

(October 16, 2017) A Global News investigation has uncovered a single component of the Darlington nuclear project could cost half a billion dollars, four-times initial estimates. Auditors say project “plagued” by problems.

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Another megaproject pushing public utilities to the brink

(October 2, 2017) Nalcor’s Muskrat Falls hydro project will cost more than double original estimates, is years behind schedule and will impose triple-digit rate increases on electricity customers when it starts producing power.

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Government’s mega utility projects spell mega-ruin

(October 2, 2017) Government-owned utilities have a costly, longstanding habit they can’t seem to kick: megaprojects.

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Megaprojects like Site C bankrupt power utilities

(October 2, 2017) The Site C dam exhibits many of the same traits afflicting other megaprojects: an undermining of the regulatory system, accounting tricks that mask the real cost of the project and an explicit guarantee of a taxpayer bailout.

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