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July 13, 2016

PWU News Release: Study Finds Increased Electricity Imports from Quebec an Expensive Option for Ontario

Toronto –13, July, 2016 –The Power Worker’s Union (PWU) has released a study by Strategic Policy Economics (Strapolec) that demonstrates increasing firm electricity imports from Quebec would be an imprudent and expensive option for Ontario. Historically, Ontario has exported and imported significant amounts of electricity to and from Manitoba, Quebec, Michigan and New York. Such exchanges ensure that Ontario has sufficient reliable energy and capacity to meet its needs....

July 13, 2016

Final Report - Strapolec - Renewables and Ontario/Quebec Transmission System Interties

Historically, Ontario has exported and imported significant amounts of electricity to and from Manitoba, Quebec, Michigan and New York.  These arrangements help ensure Ontario has sufficient reliable energy and capacity to meet provincial demand.  The province’s 2013 Long-Term Energy Plan (LTEP) indicated that Ontario would continue to pursue cost-effective imports to help meet its future electricity needs. Most recently, Ontario and Quebec have been engaged in discussions regarding electricity exchanges that would benefit both provinces. As Ontario embarks on the next iteration of its LTEP, the costs and benefits of this option will be among the province’s supply choices. ...

June 10, 2016

​An Environmental and Economic Centrepiece for Canada

Recent announcements by the Federal and Ontario governments demonstrate our decision-makers are increasingly recognizing the environmental and economic benefits of electric vehicles (EVs).   Powering zero-emission vehicles with domestically produced, clean, low-carbon electricity is the best way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and smog causing pollutants from Canada’s largest emitting sector – transportation.  It is an effective way to generate...

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