Conservation vs. Electricity Supply


Clean Air Alliance

This updated factsheet summarizes the Ontario Power Authority’s spending on new supply sources compared to its spending on efficiency and conservation methods. OPA has entered contracts for 18,137 megawatts (MW) of electricity supply yet its conservation and demand management programs are reducing demand in 2010 by approximately 1,105 MW. For every MW of demand reduction that it has reported, the OPA has contracted for 16 MW of electricity supply.


Darlington Consumer Protection Plan

Clean Air Alliance

OPG is seeking permission from the Ontario Energy Board to raise its rates commencing March 2011 to start paying for the Darlington Re-Build project.  According to OPG, its proposal to extend the operating life of Darlington by 30 years will cost $8.5 to $14 billion.  However, as this OCAA report notes, every single nuclear project in Ontario’s history has gone over budget and the actual costs of Ontario’s nuclear projects have been 2.5 times greater than the …

The Basics on Base Loads: Meeting Ontario’s Base Load Electricity Demand With Renewable Power Sources


Cherise Burda ans Roger Peters – The Pembina Institute

The purpose of this solutions paper is to describe how Ontario’s base load power can be met through the deployment of renewable energy (RE) and energy efficiency (EE) technologies as presented in The Pembina Institute and WWF-Canada’s Renewable is Doable report under green scenarios.

This Renewable is Doable solutions paper addresses the misconception of the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) that large-scale nuclear or coal generation is required to meet Ontario’s …

Finishing the Coal Phase Out

Clean Air Alliance

Ontario now has a significant surplus of coal-free electricity. We do not need to wait three more years to finish the coal phase out. Ontario’s
coal-free generation capacity is now 28% greater than the province’s projected peak day demand in the summer of 2011 and 33% greater than its
forecast peak day demand in 2014.  As a consequence, we no longer need our dirty coal plants to keep the lights on in Ontario or to ensure a …