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  • NAFTA Chapter 11 Challenge

    The Government of Ontario accepts the NAFTA Chapter 11 Tribunal award on damages and costs in the matter of Windstream Energy LLC (U.S.A.) v.The Government of Canada. The Tribunal dismissed the majority of the claims, with the final $25 million award being significantly less than the up to $568 million in damages being sought by Windstream. Ontario and Canada are discussing next steps with respect to processing payment of the award to Windstream. 

    Bulletin | Energy

  • Ontario Seeks Review of Transportation Fuel Market

    Ontario is seeking a review of the province's retail transportation fuels market, including gasoline and diesel to provide more transparency for consumers about how prices are set.

    News Release | Energy

  • Help Develop Ontario's Long-Term Energy Plan

    Ontario is seeking public input to help develop the province's next Long-Term Energy Plan (LTEP) to maintain a reliable supply of clean, affordable electricity.

    News Release | Energy

  • Ontario Suspends Large Renewable Energy Procurement

    Ontario will immediately suspend the second round of its Large Renewable Procurement (LRP II) process and the Energy-from-Waste Standard Offer Program, halting procurement of over 1,000 megawatts (MW) of solar, wind, hydroelectric, bioenergy and energy from waste projects.

    News Release | Energy

  • Ontario Reducing Electricity Costs for Families and Businesses

    As part of its balanced plan to build Ontario up and help people in their everyday lives, Ontario is taking action to reduce electricity costs and intends to introduce legislation that, if passed, would rebate the provincial portion of the HST from the electricity bills of residential, small business and farms as of January 1, 2017. Rural electricity ratepayers would receive additional relief and commercial, institutional and industrial ratepayers would also benefit from lower electricity costs.

    News Release | Energy

  • Ontario and First Nations Announce Agreement-in-Principle for Sale of Hydro One Shares

    Today the Province and First Nations in Ontario, as represented by the Chiefs-in-Assembly, announced an agreement-in-principle for the Province to sell to First Nations for their collective benefit, up to approximately 15 million shares of Hydro One Limited (2.5 per cent of the total current outstanding common shares), depending on the level of First Nation participation.

    News Release | Energy

  • New Round of Renewable Energy Contracts Offered at Lower Prices

    Building on the success of the Feed-in Tariff (FIT) program, the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) today offered 936 renewable energy contracts, totalling 241.430 megawatts (MW) of power. Contract prices offered today reflect the Province's commitment to drive down costs and are lower than forecasted in Ontario's 2013 Long-Term Energy Plan.

    Bulletin | Energy

  • Ontario Passes Legislation to Support Energy Planning

    Ontario passed new legislation today that establishes a long-term energy planning framework that is efficient, supported by robust community engagement and responsive to emerging technologies in the energy sector. 

    News Release | Energy

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