Tag Archives: Ontario Power Generation

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. … Continue reading

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This time is different: OPG says its megaproject not like the others

(October 11, 2016) Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is confident that its new megaproject will do the impossible: come in on time and on budget.

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Parker Gallant: Pumped storage equals pumped energy prices

(November 18, 2013) As Hans and Franz of SNL fame used to say, “we want to pump you up,” and that appears to be what Northland Power Inc. want to do with a water-filled abandoned iron ore mine in Marmora, Ontario. Continue reading

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Parker Gallant: The forgotten directive

(September 12, 2011) Parker Gallant’s article discusses the impact of Ontario’s Feed-in-Tariff (FIT) programs on Ontario energy taxpayers. While the FIT programs have been a great investment opportunity for investors, the majority of Ontarians suffered since OPG could not participate in the gold rush. Continue reading

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