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Review of Electricity In Ontaio
Saturday, October 22, 2022
Ontario Residential Electricity Rates are dropping. Bills aren't.
The Ontario Energy Board (OEB) released Regulated Price Plan (RPP) rates for the next 12 months, and they're down 10% from the current p...
Wednesday, May 25, 2022
Refurbish Pickering Nuclear Generating Station
I was approached some time ago about supporting the refurbishment of the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station (PNGS). While I tried to be po...
Wednesday, May 11, 2022
Fake news and professional planning
As somebody who has observed, measured, critiqued and discussed Ontario’s electricity sector for a dozen years I feel compelled to discuss a...
Saturday, February 19, 2022
Ontario Electricity Exports: losses, benefits, and transmission charges
In 2021 Ontario’s electricity market sold exported electricity for $1.25 billion dollars less than Ontarians paid to have it supplied. That ...
Sunday, February 13, 2022
2021 Ontario Electricity Data Summary and discussion
Ontario’s system operator (IESO) was tardy in publishing its “ year in review ” summary - and I was content to delay mine until their’s app...
Thursday, October 28, 2021
ignore those promoting a death date for natural gas in Ontario's Electricity System
The last contracting of a new and significant natural gas-fired generating station in Ontario happened 12 years ago. It's been 7 months ...
Monday, March 15, 2021
Ontario's electricity system has not yet passed gas
Ontario's electricity system has not yet passed gas 1 Ontario’s electricity system includes generators fueled by natural gas. This is s...
Friday, January 8, 2021
Ontario lost a record $1.8 billion dumping excess electricity in 2020
$1.8 billion dollars: that’s how much Ontarians lost selling electricity to neighbours in 2020 once the revenues earned from the sale are su...
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