Early in the week, Tom Adams' site entered it's 5th year. His observations have, unfortunately, never been more necessary. Hopefully Adams is receptive to a cry of "4 more years!"
Politically, NDP "Leader" Andrea Horwath announced she would continue to support the Ontario Liberal government. All rookie leaders in Ontario tend to have dissappointing first election campaigns, but Horwath has, in my view, distinguished herself in increasingly demonstrating she feels an incompetent Liberal government superior to one she would lead.
After 4 years of pain since the foolish Smitherman/McGuinty policies were introduced to Ontario's electricity sector in the form of the Green Energy Act, we look set for two more years of pain, unless the NDP is able to dispose of it's "leader."
Speaking of disposal ... the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) released it's latest 18-Month Outlook on Friday. I've previously written on the relevance of the concluding paragraphs of IESO outlooks, and this one concludes:
Forecasting for embedded variable resources will be developed by Q3 2013. Additionally, RII [Renewable Integration Initiative] will facilitate the dispatching of variable generation, with implementation set for September 2013.
Variable generation dispatch will allow for greater flexibility and help alleviate surplus baseload generation concerns.Uh huh