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Ontario Electricity Reports

Ontario Power Outlook, 18 Month, Ontario electricity forcase summary from the Independent Electricity Market Operator

Ontario Electricity Forcasts from the Independent Electricity Market Operator

Various Publications, including Electricity supply reports, from the Ontario Power Authority

Ontario Power Generation Reports

The Price Isn't Right: The Need for Reform in Consumer Electricity Pricing, C.D. Howe Institute, Jan. 13, 2010

Smart Privacy for the Smart Grid: Embedding Privacy into the Design of Electricity Conservation, Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Ontario, November 17, 2009

Emerging Technologies in Electricity Generation, an Energy Market Assessment, National Energy Board, March 2006

Final Report on the Implementation of the U.S.-Canada Power System Outage Task Force Recommendations, Blackout study, Natural Resources Canada, February 2006

Impacts of Government Energy Policy in Ontario, Association of Major Power Consumers in Ontario ,December 8, 2005

10-year Ontario electricity supply forcast, the Independent Electricity Market Operator, July 8, 2005

Cost Benefit Analysis: Replacing Ontario's Coal-Fired Electricity Generation, Ontario Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure, April 2005

Electricity in Canada - Who Needs It? Who's got it, TD Bank, March 7, 2005

A Clean Energy Transfer Between Manitoba and Ontario, Preliminary Assessment, (A project that has been talked about since 1990,) September 2004

The Ontario Government's proposals on electricity restructuring, Public Service International Research Unit, University of Greewich, August 2004

A Compendium of Electric Reliability Frameworks Across Canada, National Energy Board, June 2004

The Impact of Electricity Deregulation on Alberta small and medium-sized business, Canadian Federation of Independent Business,Alberta Branch, July 2001

Disastrous electric power privatization, by Myron J.Gordon, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, April 4, 2002

Lessons from Alberta on the De-regulation of the Electricity Industry, by Rick Wallace, for The Parkland Institute,The University of Alberta, April, 2001.




2015 Electricity Newspaper Articles

Hydro One sell-off just too risky a move , Guelph Mercury, August 1, 2015

Hydro Ottawa acquires 30.9MW hydroelectric plants from Fortis , Energy Business Review, July 30, 2015

Lyash named new president, CEO of Ontario Power Generation , Hydro World, July 29, 2015

LCBO has record $5.2B in sales , Hamilton Spectator, June 6, 2015

Chiarelli says move on from billing screw-up , Ottawa Sun, May 29, 2015

Canadian Solar secures US$44 million loan for Ontario PV plant , (Photovoltaic) PV Magazine, May 19, 2015

Hydro protesters descend on Queen's Park , Toronto Sun, May 13, 2015

Energy minister says hydro problems are being addressed , St. Lawrence News, May 13, 2015

Ontario Hydro Rates Most Expensive and Disastrous for Ontarians , Toronto Free Press, May 13, 2015

Provincial watchdogs being marginalized , Toronto Sun, May 12, 2015

Councillors call on province to stop privatization plan , Brantford Expositor, May 12, 2015

Letter: Sell-off not in taxpayers’ interest , Hamilton Spectator, May 8, 2015

Horwath urges Ontarians to turn lights out on hydro sale , Kingston Whig-Standard, May 3, 2015

Implications of Hydro One sale , The (Thunder Bay) Chronical Journal, May 2, 2015

Paying a price for selling off Hydro One , Toronto Star, May 2, 2015

TCHC board orders review of unequal hydro bills , Toronto Star, May 1, 2015

Ontario to give power workers shares in privatized Hydro One , Globe and Mail, May 1, 2015

Buying Peace with YOUR Money! , Talk Radio AM640, May 1, 2015

‘Big money deal’ between Hydro One and union includes pension concessions, stock , Financial Post, May 1, 2015

Majority of people in Ontario against Hydro One sale , Newstalk 1010AM, April 30, 2015

Hydro too important, (Letter) , Huntsville Forester, April 30, 2015

Goldman, Barclays, RBC Said Asked to Pitch Hydro One IPO , Bloomberg News, April 30, 2015

City wants Ottawa's Hydro One customers transferred to Hydro Ottawa , CBC, April 29, 2015

Ontario spent $6.8-million on consultants for Hydro One, beer changes , Globe and Mail, April 28, 2015

Hydro One sale plan not good for taxpayers , Hamilton Spectator, April 28, 2015

20-year (windmill) power purchase agreement signed with IESO , Chatham Daily News, April 21, 2015

Liberals responsible for own track record , Hamilton Spectator, April 20, 2015

Premier Wynne Must Engage with First Nations on Hydro One Sale: Chief Isadore Day , net News Ledger, Anishinabek, April, 19, 2015

Ontario beer sideshow distracts from Hydro One sell-off: Walkom , Toronto Star, April 17, 2015

Manufacturing carbon hobgoblins , Financial Post, April 14, 2015

Blind River taxpayers chew out council about $50M green energy loan , CBC, April 10, 2015

Wynne signs on to cap-and-trade fiasco , Toronto Sun, April 9, 2015

Average Ontario hydro bill to go up about $120 a year , Toronto Star, March 26, 2015

Where’s the logic in Ontario’s power play? , Globe and Mail, March 16, 2015

Smart-meter mess: 'Hydro-Quebec will ruin me,' says client , Toronto Sun, March 2, 2015

The real lessons of Ontario’s gas plants fiasco: Editorial , Toronto Star, February 20, 2015

A brief history of the not-so-brief Ontario gas plants scandal , National Post, February 17, 2015

Smart meter malfunction has man billed for neighbour's electricity , QMI Agency, February 13, 2015

Ontario police scouring for more gas plant documents , Torstar News Service, February 7, 2015

Toronto Hydro reminds pedestrians and pet owners to be cautious around electrical equipment this winter , Press Release, February 2, 2015

Europe’s carbon-trading market was supposed to be a solution to global warming , Foreign Policy, January 30, 2015

Smart meter removal just latest of Liberals' hydro disasters , Toronto Sun, January 22, 2015

Smart meters, another botched program on Ontario’s long list of power boondoggles , National Post, January 14, 2015



2014 Electricity Newspaper Articles

Smart meters, stupid Liberals , Toronto Sun, December 20, 2014

Liberals should bring back gas plant committee: NDP, PCs , Toronto Sun, Decmeber 19, 2014

Ontario Liberals paid $10,000 to have gas plant data erased: OPP , CBC, December 18, 2014

OPP raided government offices in Ontario gas plants investigation , Globe and Mail, December 11, 2014

Ontarians paying billions extra for electricity, auditor general finds , The Canadian Press, December 9, 2014

Few benefits from $2 billion smart meter program, auditor says , Toronto Star, December 9, 2014

Electricity, meat prices help push inflation rate to 2.4% , The Canadian Press, November 21, 2014

Greg Sorbara dismisses 'myth' of gas plant scandal , CBC News, November 5, 2014, a bit more of now former Liberal Finance MinisterGreg Sorbara

Wynne’s Liberals zap us on green energy , Toronto Sun, November 1, 2014

Hydro One still looking at acquisitions , Toronto Star, October 22, 2014

Importing power not the answer for Ontario, study says , Toronto Star, October 14, 2014

Ontario's energy minister Bob Chiarelli has talked to Quebec and Manitoba about increased hydro power imports , Toronto Star, August 26, 2014

Gas plant scandal: We kept few records, McGuinty tells OPP , CBC News, June 13, 2014

$1.1-billion gas plants scandal was the result of politically corrupt choices by the Liberals , Toronto Sun, June 7, 2014

Ontario election: Liberals under fire for energy policies , Toronto Star, May 12, 2014

Alleged plan to cover up Ontario gas plant scandal was ‘criminally stupid,’ top bureaucrat tells committee , National Post, April 16, 2014

Timeline: Ontario's gas plant cancellation scandal , CTV News, March 27, 2014

Ontario’s gas plant scandal will dog Kathleen Wynne: Editorial , Toronto Star, March 27, 2014

Power price pressure will ease, says Chiarelli , Toronto Star, February 27, 2014

Hydro One is sending its 1.1 million customers a letter apologizing for sloppy billing and poor customer service , Toronto Star, February 26, 2014



2013 Electricity Newspaper Articles

Cancelled Oakville gas plant will increase hydro bills $2 a year: OPA , The Canadian Press, December 5, 2013

Control your own hydro bill, says energy minister , Toronto Star, November 27, 2013

Smart meters not so clever about privacy, researchers find , Network World, November 5, 2012

Ontario's cancelled gas plants cost could exceed earlier $1.1-billion estimate , Globe and Mail, October 22, 2013

Cancellation of Ontario gas plants to blame for upcoming hike in off-peak electricity rates, opposition says , The Canadian Press, October 19, 2013

Hydro bills to rise as off-peak power rates jump sharply , Toronto Star, October 17, 2013

If not new nuclear plants, what’s Ontario plan? , Toronto Star, October 10, 2013

Ontario Liberals’ gas-plant cancellations cost $1-billion: auditor , Globe and Mail, October 8, 2013

Ontario power fee sets new record , Toronto Star, September 3, 2013

Toronto Hydro using workers in India , Toronto Star, June 6, 2013

Wind turbines have reduced property values, court says , Toronto Star, April 23, 2013

Hydro One buys Norfolk Hydro for $93 million , Toronto Star, April 3, 2013

Smart-meter charge coming to Ontario hydro bills , Toronto Star, March 28, 2013

New Niagara hydro tunnel finally opens , Toronto Star, March 21, 2013

TransCanada reports it got $250 million for Oakville plant cancellation , Toronto Star, February, 12, 2013



2012 Electricity Newspaper Articles

Deutsche Bank offices raided in carbon tax fraud probe , BBC, 12 December, 2012



2011 Electricity Newspaper Articles

Hydro debt retirement charge reporting proposed in Ontario , Toronto Star, December 28, 2011



2010 Electricity Newspaper Articles

McGuinty won't apologize for hydro hike, Toronto Sun, September 24, 2010

Another sneaky hydro hike, Toronto Sun, September 23, 2010

Zap! Your hydro bill's going up, Toronto Sun, September 23, 2010

Energy ad campaign all charged up, Toronto Sun, September 23, 2010

Energy board boss pulls in $492Gs, Toronto Sun, September 23, 2010

Smart meters, dumb sourcing, Letters to the Editor, Toronto Star, September 19, 2010

McGuinty won't rule out higher daytime hydro rates, Toronto Star September 15, 2010

Hydro's smart meters give dumb results, Globe and Mail September 14, 2010

McGuinty hints at hydro rate break, Toronto Star September 14, 2010

Peak power rates may drop, Toronto Sun September 14, 2010

Electric rates will soar for five years, Toronto Star September 1, 2010

A milestone in greener lighting, Toronto Star August 29, 2010

Toronto household power use soars 18 per cent, Toronto Star August 27, 2010

Province short-circuited process, critic says, Toronto Sun July 29, 2010

Hydro utilities warn of price shock, Toronto Star, July 28, 2010

Smart grid data must be protected: Privacy czar, Toronto Star, May 12, 2010

Let's bring back meter readings on time-of-use hydro bills, by Ellen Roseman, Toronto Star, May 12, 2010

Ontario nuclear decision needed, says industry group, Toronto Star, April 27, 2010

Price of electricity jumps 12 per cent, Toronto Star, April 15, 2010

Timed-use hydro rate lifts price 7 per cent, Toronto Star, April 1, 2010

T.O. Hydro loses apartment / condo electricity dispute, Toronto Sun, Feb 23, 2010

Electricity prices head upwards, Toronto Star, April 14, 2010

Hydro bill to get even bigger, Toronto Star, April 2, 2010

Ontario Power Generation seeks 9.6 per cent rate hike, Toronto Star, March 29, 2010

Slow economy leaves Ontario ample power, Toronto Star, Feb 24, 2010



2009 Electricity Newspaper Articles



2008 Electricity Newspaper Articles

Ontario government opposes two possible new nuclear reactors from Bruce Power, Canadian Press, October 31/08

Bluffs 'only option' for wind farm, Toronto Star, October 29/08

Ontario' regulatory process for electricity has broken down, National Post, October 21/08

Ontario pioneers fluorescent recycling, Toronto Star, June 19/08

Ontario aiming to lead 'nuclear renaissance', Toronto Star, June 18/08



2007 Electricity Newspaper Articles

Hydro Quebec shelves smart meters, CBC, Dec 10/07

City making green electricity, Northern Life, Nov 7/07

Power authority chief stirs conflict-of-interest fears, Toronto Star, Aug 15/07

Long, slow road to meeting nuclear power needs, Toronto Star, Aug 11/07

Landfill sites hide electricity potential Toronto Star, June 27/07

OEB issues code amendments for the Smart Metering Initiative transition period OEB, June 27/07

Direct Energy chided for 'sloppiness', Toronto Star, June 9/07

Nuclear selloff in works, Toronto Star, July 6/07

Power to the people: Energy salaries top list, Toronto Star, March 31, 07



2006 Electricity Newspaper Articles

Accept nukes, McGuinty says Toronto Star, June 13/06

Check out who Dalton stacked the board of the Ontario Power Authority with NOW Jan 5/06



2005 Electricity Newspaper Articles

Gas and hydro rates set to soar Globe and Mail Sept 16/05

Nuclear plants needed: Ontario Energy Minister Dwight Duncan Toronto Star Aug 20/05

CIBC to pay $2.4-billion to settle Enron investors suit Globe and Mail Aug 3/05

High energy costs hurt Ontario industryToronto Star Jul 27/05

Soaring hydro rates force firms to reconsider expansion plans G&M Jul 25/05

Ontario law firms gear up for energy boomlet G&M Apr 11/05

Electricity rates will vary by household and season, `Smart meter' to apply three fees Toronto Star Jan 18/05



2004 Electricity Newspaper Articles

Conservation plans across the GTA come with rate hike Tornoto Star, Dec 11/04

Chiefs reject MNR hydro-electric dam policy Wawatay News Dec 4/04

Hydro proposal would double peak-time costs Toronto Star Nov 30/04

Private firms dispute cost of smart meters Toronto Star Oct 30/04

Smart meters could cost Ontario $2.3 billion. All households to have one by 2010 Toronto Star Oct 28/04

Hydro deregulation urged by Fraser Institute's Mark Mullins Toronto Star Oct 26/04

Revise Ontario proposed marijuana grow-ops law Toronto Star Oct 11/04

Law would cut marijuana grow-op power Toronto Star Oct 8/04

Ontario Power Generation mercury emissions up, Canadian Press, September 27, 2004

Ontario scrambles to replace coal-fired power plants Toronto Star Aug 28/04

Keep nuclear waste accessible, says report Toronto Star Aug 26/04

Emergency preparedness plans gain attention Toronto Star Aug 14/04

Ontario better prepared for blackout: McGuinty CP Aug 12/04

Enron gouged customers of $1.1 Billion, utility says AP Jun 14/04

Alberta government welcomes Direct Energy Calgary Herald May 16/04

Direct Energy says it reacts to consumer complaints swiftly and appropriately Calgary Herald May 16/04

Direct Energy door-to-door salesmen sales agents Calgary Herald May 16/04

Direct Energy and forged gas and electricity contracts Calgary Herald May 16/04

Direct Energy complaints by consumers Calgary Herald May 16/04

OPG and Hydro One's huge executive salaries Toronto Sun Apr 29/04

California faces repeat of deregulation debate AP April 16/04

Manitoba's hydro may keep lights on Toronto Star Apr 12/04

Hydrogen Sulphide emissions from Bruce Nuclear heavy water plant Toronto Star Apr 10/04

OPG, Hydro One salaries soar CP Apr 9/04

4,000 at OPG got over $100Gs Toronto Sun Apr 7/04

Hydro rates increasing again Mississauga News Mar 31/04

Independent Electricity Market Operator warns of power shortfalls, Canadian Press, March 31, 2004

Private nuclear power operators backed by John Manley, Toronto Star, March 30, 2004

Province to help poor pay the bills. $2 million will cover hydro costs Toronto Star Mar 29/04

No hydro rate relief for poor Toronto Star Mar 25/04

Natural gas, hydro going up, London Free Press, Mar 25/04

Coal plant closings worry chemical sector Toronto Star Mar 23/04

Harris tipped $18.5Gs for Hydro One advice, Toronto Sun, March 18, 2004

Mike Harris got $18,000 for advice on Hydro Toronto Star Mar 18/04

Ontario's hydro bill: $40 Billion Toronto Sun Mar 18/04

Plans to shut down Nanticoke threatens 900 Hydro jobs London Free Press Mar 18/04

Hydro contracts haunt Ontario Tory race Toronto Sun Feb 29/04

Toronto Hydro net income for 2003 $95.6 million Toronto Hydro Corporation Feb 27/04

Tory advisor received $400,000 in Hydro One deals National Post Feb 26/04

Cutting coal-fired plants questioned when natural gas supplies dwinding Toronto Star Feb 24/04

Common sense was lost when Ontario Tories won Globe and Mail Feb 24/04

Top Ontario Tories got fat Hydro deals Globe and Mail Feb 24/04

Auditor-General urged to probe Ontario hydro deals CP Feb 24/04

Hydro utilities trying once again to pull off merger. Vaughan to join with Markham Toronto Star Feb 20/04

OPG cuts Pickering top jobs contracts. Mothballed nuclear units future uncertain Toronto Star Feb 7/04

Councillor moves to keep the lights on Lindsay This Week Jan 27/04

On the brink in blackout Toronto almost ran out of water Toronto Star Jan 5/04



2003 Electricity Newspaper Articles

CIBC to settle with SEC in Enron probe, Toronto Star Dec 20/03

Close deregulated electricity market, by John Wilson, Toronto Star, December 10, 2003

Answers still owed on Pickering fiasco Toronto Star Dec 6/03

Epic botch-up could leave Ontario cold G&M Dec 5/03

Energy policy needed before lights go out, Toronto Star, November 27, 2003

Ohio company at heart of blackout Toronto Star Nov 20/03

How serious is this mess?, Toronto Star, September 18, 2003

How did we get into this mess?, Toronto Star, September 17, 2003

Corporation fined after young man lost 3 limbs Toronto Star Sep 12/03

How one power grid kept lights on Toronto Star Sep 8/03

Blackout shines the spotlight on province's power politics Toronto Star Aug 23/03

How our nuclear reactors failed us Ottawa Citizen Aug 20/03

The complexity of switching lights back on Globe and Mail Aug 20/03

Man dies alone during blackout Toronto Star Aug 17/03

Power system needs enlightened planning St Catherines Standard Jun 26/03

Lay off the grill top Tory advises, His comments are called 'ridiculous Toronto Star Jun 25/03

Editorial: Beware your hydro bill Toronto Star Jun 20/03

Direct Energy Marketing and Ontario Energy Savings fined for fraud CP Jun 20/03

Staff cut corners at nuclear plant Toronto Star, Feb 7/03



2002 Electricity Newspaper Articles

Liberal leader warns against hydro selloff Ottawa Sun Nov 9/02

Hydro cost may boost tax bills The Kitchener-Waterloo Record Nov 9/02

Veridian says it's got bills to pay too Belleville Expositor Nov 6/02

Critics blast Ontario power deregulation Globe and Mail Nov 2/02

Hydro Ottawa says don't blame us Ottawa Citizen Oct 30/02

Power bills boost food bank ranks Barrie Advance Oct 30/02

Hydro nearly cut off to disabled child. Would not be able to power ventilator needed to survive Canadian Press Oct 29/02

Minister vows fast hydro asset sale Financial Post Oct 25/02

John Manley: GST stays on hydro tax, Ottawa Sun, October 23, 2002

Hydro deregulation was supposed to improve things but that was a crock Toronto Sun Oct 20/02

Landlord refuses to pay 'exorbitant' hydro bill, Kitchener Waterloo Record, October 11, 2002

Nuclear plant leasing deal will be costly Auditor says Globe and Mail Jun 7/02

Power prices manipulated in three cases; Alberta Power Pool probe concludes Edmonton Journal May 29/02

Ontarians face price shocks on hydro bills, but Mike Harris says prices will drop Globe and Mail Feb 9/02



2001 Electricity Newspaper Articles

Tories electricity plan spells financial disaster, Myron Gordon and John Wilson, Toronto Star, April 30, 2001

Privatizing electricity makes no sense by Thomas Walkom, Toronto Star Jan 30/01

The true lessons of California Toronto Star Jan 30/01



2000 Electricity Newspaper Articles

Producing Electricity from Natural Gas a Dead End Toronto Star Dec 14/00

Hydro fumble Toronto Star Jun 24/00. Ontario Energy Minister Jim Wilson's promise to introduce legislation to prevent municipalities from raising hydro rates as a hidden tax grab, a promise he broke at the end of 2000



1999 Electricity Newspaper Articles

Questionable economics in Hydro sell-off, Editorial Toronto Star Apr 18/99

The sacking, and plunder, of Ontario, by Dalton Camp, Toronto Star, Jan 24/99. While poor Ontarian's experience cutbacks and are told they are being offered only a "hand up" Mike Harris' friends receive handouts from government owned Ontario Hydro


1998 Electricity Newspaper Articles

T.O. Hydro bills may drop 20%, Toronto Sun Jun 11/98. Yes, the government was claiming the prices could go down with deregulation of prices, just as they claimed dramatically weakening rent regulations would lower rents.

Soon you can shop for hydro, Energy Probe, supports the changes, Toronto Star Jun 10/98


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