Minister of Energy introduces Ontario Rebate for Electricity Consumers Act, 2016

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By Zoë Thoms on September 23, 2016

Ontario is moving forward with implementing initiatives announced in the recent speech from the throne. Last week, Energy Minister Glenn Thibeault introduced Bill 13 – Ontario Rebate for Electricity Consumers Act, 2016. Bill 13 provides the legal framework for the rebate of the provincial portion of HST, 8 percent, to residential and commercial customers directly […]


Can Governments Rip Up Power Purchase Agreements? Only at a Steep Price

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By Ron Clark on September 22, 2016

Contracts between power generators and central agencies have come under attack in Alberta and Ontario, and potential investors in the power sector are watching closely. After all, a so-called “power purchase agreement” is the instrument that provides certainty that someone will purchase the electricity that a generator produces over, let’s say, a 20-year period. That certainty allows the generator to finance the development of the power plant, wind farm or solar facility.


Powerful Women: JoAnne Butler


By Corrine Kennedy on September 22, 2016

This week, our Powerful Women series profiles JoAnne Butler, Vice-President, Market and Resource Development at the Independent Electricity System Operator. JoAnne’s extensive experience in the private sector, both in Canada and internationally, as well as in the public sector in Ontario, gives her a unique view of the industry landscape. We were thrilled to get her views on the opportunity for evolution in electricity markets, as well as her advice for women in the sector who are working toward professional goals and success.


Ontario Government to Update Regulation to Support RPP Pilot Projects

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By David Stevens on September 20, 2016

A recently released Regulation Proposal Notice sets out a plan to update Regulation 95/05 (Classes of Consumer and Determination of Rates) made under Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998. The updated Regulation would allow for a broader range of electricity pricing under the Regulated Price Plan (RPP). As we described in an earlier post, the Ontario […]


Feds to Impose National Minimum Carbon Price

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By Zoë Thoms on September 19, 2016

Federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna confirmed that the government will impose a national minimum carbon price on those provinces that fail to adopt their own pricing system either through cap and trade or carbon taxes. Provinces with their own carbon pricing system already in place will be required to meet the federal carbon price. Details […]


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