Insights / Electricity
On Ontario's electricity grid, natural gas generating units are increasingly called on to provide power, even in off-peak hours. The trend has significant implications for those looking to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through electrification.read more
Many organizations face a growing challenge as senior employees leave the organization, taking with them significant knowledge and experience. Outsourcing expertise can be an effective way to fill the knowledge gap quickly, while lowering costs and reducing risks.read more
Increased reliance on gas-fired generation will lift hourly electricity prices in Ontario. Higher HOEP and greater demand will lower Global Adjustment costs. It's a dynamic Ontario consumers have not seen in a long time.read more
The sudden shutdown of operations imposed on many organizations by COVID-19 is having profound impacts on organizations and the people within them.
With sudden and widespread change, it is hard to identify all the necessary actions and prioritize them. For many organizations, the change in operations will affect their need for energy.read more
Uncertainty about electricity demand over the coming months is an important risk factor for those who are considering their option to be Class A for GA purposes under the Industrial Conservation Initiative over the coming adjustment period. Distortions in electricity usage resulting from shut-downs due to COVID-19 are likely to be felt for several months longer and could impact Global Adjustment costs and the allocation of those costs into 2022.read more
The Feed-in-Tariff (FIT) regime established with The Green Energy and Green Economy Act of 2009 offered developers above-market rates for electricity generated from renewable sources, with a goal to kick-start renewables development. As electricity rates have escalated rapidly since 2009, the appetite to pay a premium price for renewables has diminished. No new FIT programs are being offered and several hundred FIT contracts were cancelled by Ontario’s new government in 2018. The FIT era is over.read more