Author: Tom Adams
Ontario’s electricity restructuring is now beset by a range of significant problems that threaten its potential to deliver reasonably priced, reliable, and environmentally responsible power. Ordinary consumers in Ontario are going to be paying more for electricity. This paper explains the changes happening in Ontario’s electricity system and the effects of these changes, both in the lead-up to competition and once the province’s electricity market opens for competition. The paper also synthesises some lessons from the Ontario experience relevant to the question of how Atlantic Canada’s power systems might be further liberalised.