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Archive for May, 2014

The Implications of a Global Natural Gas Market

Natural gas is one of the energy supply offers that contribute to the setting of electricity HOEP (market spot rate) in Ontario. Therefore, natural gas and electricity price in Ontario are highly correlated.   The purpose of this blog post is to explore possible outcomes...

Consider opting out of the regulated price plan (RPP)

For small businesses, chains, or franchises you may be surprised to learn that Time of Use (TOU) electricity rates are actually costing you money.  By design, RPP rates are meant to stabilize your electricity price, but how much are you willing to pay for that...

Class A Redefined – Global Adjustment changes could spell big savings for some

On May 1, 2014 the Government of Ontario changed how the Global Adjustment will be charged to select customers. According to the Government of Ontario eligible customers will save between 15% and 20% on their annual electricity bill. Background In 2011, the Government of Ontario...

Trends to watch in the Ontario Electricity Market

The last four months have been some of the most volatile in the history of the Ontario electricity market.  With price spikes and uncertainty causing havoc in the market, rate payers are looking to understand how prices will be impacted over the next 24 months. ...

The End (Of Coal) is Near

Ontario is not alone in our pursuit for cleaner air.  Our neighbours to the south have been progressing their own initiatives to eliminate coal fired electricity generation.  In fact, experts predict the US will retire 4x more coal in the next 2 years than Ontario...