Ontario Peaksaver Green Initiative Coming to an End

On September 30th, 2017, Ontario’s PeaksaverPlus program which began in 2007 came to an end.  The program is ending due to multiple factors, including outdated technology, new smart thermostats that are more user friendly, and customers being more informed.  The program was rolled out at a cost of $270 million and was implemented in over … More Ontario Peaksaver Green Initiative Coming to an End

Ontario’s Global Adjustment Charge Being Taken to Court

Ontario’s Global Adjustment charge on hydro bills has been increasing steadily over the years.  What used to be another small line item charge is now usually the largest portion of a company’s bill.  Global Adjustment was introduced to cover the difference between what customers paid for hydro vs. what it cost to supply the hydro.  … More Ontario’s Global Adjustment Charge Being Taken to Court

Ontario`s Cap and Trade September Auction Results

On September 6th, 2017, Ontario held the third Cap and Trade Auction of the year. Previous auctions have shown mixed results with participants showing hesitation in buying Future 2020 Vintage Allowances. This hesitation was due to uncertainty in the new program. This uncertainty has vanished as the September Auction shows all 25 million plus Current … More Ontario`s Cap and Trade September Auction Results

Ontario Unveils the New Green Ontario Fund

The Government of Ontario unveiled the new Green Ontario Fund on August 30th, 2017. This fund is designed to deliver programs and rebates that will help businesses and homeowners reduce energy costs. This program is being funded by Ontario’s Cap-and-Trade program and has received $377 million so far. Ontario’s GreenON Installation Program is a push … More Ontario Unveils the New Green Ontario Fund

Ontario Electricity Pilot Program for Higher Peak Rates

Ontario Energy Minister Glen Thibeault unveiled a new pilot project promoting a variety of pricing structures for some Ontario residents. The plans were unveiled on August 29th and offered three pilots under three utility companies. The main goal of these projects seems to be testing variations of Ontario’s current time-of-use system. Some of the options … More Ontario Electricity Pilot Program for Higher Peak Rates