Ontario has released its 2013 Long-Term Energy
Plan,Achieving Balance, which
focuses on conservation, demand management and renewables to meet
the province's energy needs. It also envisions a reduction in
projected cost increases by $16 billion in the near term
(2013-2017) and $70 billion to 2030. While rates are expected to
rise significantly, the new Plan will not raise costs as
dramatically as anticipated in the 2010 version. Industrial
consumers can expect to pay $3 million less than expected over the
next five years and $11 million less to 2030.
By 2025, nearly half of Ontario's installed generating
capacity will come from renewable sources. To achieve
"balance" in the energy sector, Ontario will
implement conservation programs and standards to offset most
growth in electricity demand over the next 20 years. Ontario will
take a "conservation first" stance with energy agencies
and the Ontario Energy Board
expand Demand Response programs to help achieve a 10% reduction
in peak demand by 2025
extend the phase-in of wind, solar and bio-energy for three
more years, with 10,700 megawatts online by 2021
increase the province's hydroelectric portfolio to 9,300
megawatts by 2025
develop a new competitive procurement process with the Ontario
Power Authority for future renewable projects larger than 500
kilowatts, which will consider local needs and Aboriginal community
make new financing tools available to consumers starting in
2015, including programs to incent energy efficient retrofits to
move ahead with nuclear refurbishment at both Darlington and
Bruce Generating Stations beginning in 2016. However, Ontario will
not proceed with the construction of two new reactors at
Darlington. Nuclear's share of Ontario's energy production
will drop from 59% in 2013 to 42% in 2025
encourage First Nation and Métis participation in
transmission and renewable energy projects.
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