After the reaction you had when you opened up your last hydro bill, you may find this news brings you some relief.
The Ontario government announced that it will immediately suspend the second round of its Large Renewable Procurement process, bringing a standstill to over 1000 megawatts of solar, wind, hydroelectric, bioenergy, and energy from waste projects. Energy Minister, Glenn Thibeault says the province has a good supply of electricity for the next 10 years and that this will save the average consumer $2.45 on their hydro bills.
But this isn’t good news for everyone, as The Canadian Wind Energy Association says it’s “shocked and extremely disappointed” by the province’s decision. They aren’t the only ones to voice their concerns, with former Energy Minister, George Smitherman also responding unhappily in a Facebook post.