This report examines the Province’s nine energy and electricity subsidy programs, estimates the cost of the programs over 20 years, and reviews how the programs affect the electricity bills of Ontario households and businesses. The report also identifies changes to the subsidy programs since the introduction of the Fair Hydro Plan in 2017 and estimates the cost of those changes. Finally, the report discusses how the Province plans to achieve its commitment to lower electricity bills by 12 per cent.
This report examines how home energy spending differs across household income levels and regions in Ontario. The report also discusses how the benefits from provincial programs that subsidize the cost of electricity are distributed to Ontario households by income level and region.
This report explains how the Province’s new program to reduce electricity costs for industrial and large commercial ratepayers by subsidizing the cost of green energy contracts will work, projects the cost of the program to the Province, and estimates the impact of the program on Ontario electricity ratepayers.
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.
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.
This report reviews how Ontario’s Fair Hydro Plan (FHP) will impact electricity ratepayers and Provincial finances.
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?