Ontario's government is currently presenting an appearance of consulting on another iteration of a long-term energy plan (LTEP). Immediately after announcing they wanted input, they announced Ontario's New Energy Vision Puts Conservation First.
This post looks at the presentation of conservation in the first content pages of a document presented as authoritative "in support of the 2013's LTEP Consultation."
One of the resources the Ministry of Energy notes for the LTEP process is an Ontario Power Authority "Technical Presentation": Status, Outlook and Options for Electricity Service In Support of the 2013 LTEP Consultation
It's an interesting but flawed document.
In terms of costing out an electricity supply mix, slides 2 and 3 of the document present a generation capacity comparison between 2003 and 2013, and a comparable comparison of the energy produced in 2003 and the OPA's anticipated production in 2013.
Diving into the numbers one fascinating fact emerges - one which it's hard to imagine is a coincidence. Tallying up the generation and accounting for net exports (Exports - Imports), it turns out that the two years, a decade apart, are equal.