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[cdn-nucl-l] Debate on Ontario's Electricity Future
The future of Hydro:
Privatization, Market Pricing, and Restructuring in Ontario
Tuesday, Feb. 26, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
ADMISSION IS FREE
Download flyer: http://www.stlc.com/forums/StLC%20Electricity.pdf
St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts
27 Front Street East, Toronto
(Two blocks south of the King Street subway station, one block east of
Seating is limited to 500, first come first seated.
On May 1, the Ontario Government plans to open our electricity market
to competition. They have begun leasing and selling 65 per cent of the
power generating capacity of Ontario Power Generation, and plan to sell
Hydro One. Both were formerly part of Ontario Hydro. New regulations
have been introduced and more are coming. What does all this mean for
your taxes and hydro bills, the environment, and the reliability of
electricity in the province? The cost of electricity impacts everything
from the production of goods and services, to home and commercial
utilities, and jobs.
Will the new regulations provide more options for green energy? What
lessons can we learn from other jurisdictions, such as California,
Pennsylvania and the U.K.? What are our choices, and what can we
Tom Adams: Executive Director, Energy Probe; formerly both an
independent director of the Ontario Independent Electricity Market
Operator and member of the Ontario Market Design Committee.
Howard Hampton: Ontario NDP Leader and Energy Critic; MPP for
Kenora Rainy River.
Richard Perdue: member of the Minister of Energy's Electricity
Transition Committee, Director of Enterprise Canada's energy division;
former member of the Ontario Energy Board.
John Wilson: former Engineer, Hydro One; former president of the
Society of Energy Professionals.
Sponsored by the St. Lawrence Centre Forum in partnership with the
Ontario Electricity Coalition and Energy Probe.