Tag Archives: smart meters

Heated over Hydro One

From the auditor general’s report to the global adjustment fee to conservation — has the Liberal government delivered the most efficient and affordable power for the province? The Consumer Institute’s Brady Yauch joins The Agenda to discuss. Continue reading

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Hydro Ottawa halts replacement of older smart meters

(January 8, 2014) The move follows an Ontario Energy Board ruling that stops the utility from billing customers for cost. “Replacing meters while they are still functional simply because there is new technology available is a never-ending cycle,” Energy Probe said in its submission. “There will always be something new tomorrow.” Continue reading

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Hydro Ottawa told to cut costs

Ontario Energy Board also directs utility to scrap flat fee for smart meters. Meanwhile, interveners — including Energy Probe and the Consumers Council of Canada — argues Hydro Ottawa dramatically overstated its 2012 expenses, and maintains they could readily be reduced by $5 million or more. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: Don’t count on constant electricity under renewable energy, says UK electricity CEO

(May 5, 2011) Wind power will require lifestyle change Continue reading

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Parker Gallant: The evisceration of the Independent Electricity System Operator

(February 8, 2011) Parker Gallant writes that the Independent Electricity System Operator has lost its independence from political influence. Continue reading

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