It may not be apparent but many people believe Ontario and other regions could be on the precipice of a serious energy sector debt problem in the near future. Ironically, the options for dealing with this potential debt problem are closely tied together with the options for encouraging technology innovation and expansive new investment opportunities.
The Ontario Energy Board has recently geared up its consultations with stakeholders on the regulatory rules and policies that are expected to affect the market for Distributed Energy Resources (DERs).
As part of its launch of two new regulatory proceedings, the Ontario Energy Board invited market participants and concerned parties to a conference on Distributed Energy Resources (DERs).
In a presentation to the OEB Stakeholder Conference on DERs on September 17, APPrO Executive Director Jake Brooks made the case for a market-based approach to the growing DER sector.
As part of its submission to the Ontario Energy Board Stakeholder Conference on DERs September 17, APPrO raised concerns about inconsistent and potentially punitive standby charges that can apply to distributed energy resources in Ontario.
A survey of Ontario waterpower companies reveals $1.2 billion worth of investment plans in the next 5 years. Meanwhile a similar size investment is already underway in New York state.
The Association of Major Power Consumers in Ontario (AMPCO) has applied for a review of amendments to the market rules made by the Independent Electricity System Operator regarding the Transitional Capacity Auction (TCA).
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