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In Like a Lamb Out Like a Lion – 2017 YTD Electricity Market Update

Two weeks ago, my colleague Natalie Manzarpour and I presented our Q1 Market Update Webinar. We discussed how electricity markets have been impacted by new factors affecting supply, and in turn have resulted in price spikes, volatility and increases year over year. A warm winter...

Breaking it Down: The Fair Hydro Plan

On March 2, 2017, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne announced sweeping changes to Ontario’s electricity sector, dubbed “The Fair Hydro Plan”. What does this new regulation mean for Ontario ratepayers, and who will reap the benefits? Let’s break it down.
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Finding Unity: Why & How to Correct Power Factor

Unity is what you get when all the energy generated by a power source is consumed by one or more loads (anything that runs on electricity). Unity also is known as a power factor of 1, and it doesn’t happen very often. We have some options for you to improve your power factor.
Managing Global Adjustment

Managing the Global Adjustment’s impact on manufacturing energy costs

With the recent expansion of the Ontario Industrial Conservation Initiative (ICI) to 1MW consumers, an estimated 2,000 companies now qualify for Class A status. I recently participated in a webinar where we talked about how customers can manage their Global Adjustment costs.
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What Does an Entire Winter of Spring Skiing Have to Do with the Price of Energy?

Frequently Asked Questions About the Spring Energy Market, Following the Winter that Wasn’t What comes after a winter that failed to materialize? Record low electricity prices. Over the last few weeks, my colleague Gabriel Villegas, a Portfolio Risk Management Analyst for Bruce Power Direct, and...
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Important Update: Mandatory Energy Reporting

Mandatory reporting is imminent. If the regulation passes, the first energy reporting year will have already begun for some companies. The Ministry of Energy has submitted a proposal to implement what it now calls the Energy and Water Reporting and Benchmarking (EWRB) regulatory requirement for...