Category : Energy and Natural Resources

A Financial Review: The Decision to Freeze Time-Of-Use Electricity Pricing

The purpose of this report is to: explain time-of-use (TOU) electricity pricing in Ontario, estimate electricity bill savings for residential and commercial (mainly small businesses and farms) ratepayers; and project the cost to the Province from suspending TOU pricing.

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Home Energy Spending in Ontario: 2019 Update

This report is the 2019 Update on Home Energy Spending in Ontario. Home energy spending represents what Ontarians pay to heat and cool their homes and power their appliances.

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Electricity Trade Agreement

This report reviews the Ontario-Quebec Electricity Trade Agreement, which is a seven-year agreement between Ontario and Quebec that runs from 2017 to 2023.

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Hydro One: Updated Financial Analysis of the Partial Sale of Hydro One

This report provides an updated financial analysis of the partial sale of Hydro One. The Province completed its final sale of Hydro One shares in December of 2017 and generated an estimated $9.2 billion in proceeds by selling 53 per cent of Hydro One.

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Nuclear Refurbishment Report

The FAO’s report reviews how the nuclear refurbishment plan will impact electricity ratepayers and the Province, and identifies how financial risk is allocated among ratepayers, the Province, Ontario Power Generation and Bruce Power.

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An Assessment of the Fiscal Impact of the Province’s Fair Hydro Plan

This report reviews how Ontario’s Fair Hydro Plan (FHP) will impact electricity ratepayers and Provincial finances.

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Home Energy Spending in Ontario: Regional and Income Distribution Perspectives

This commentary answers two questions: 1) on average how do home energy costs in Ontario compare across regions of the province? and 2) how much do Ontario households at different levels in the income distribution spend on home energy?

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Home Energy Costs in Ontario

This commentary answers two questions: 1) on average how do home energy costs in Ontario compare with those in other provinces? and 2) on average how have home energy costs in Ontario changed over time?

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An Assessment of the Financial Impact of the Partial Sale of Hydro One

In this assessment, the FAO warns that the plan to sell Hydro One will have a negative impact on the province’s finances.

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