Solar and bioenergy generators absorb 15 per cent of the surcharge yet generate only three per cent of Ontario’s electricity.
The subsequent higher electricity prices resulted in an estimated additional 1,280 deaths.
Generating Electricity in Canada from Wind and Sunlight: Is Getting Less for More Better than Getting More for Less?
From 2008 to 2016, electricity prices in Ontario rose by 71 per cent.
At the end of March, the CEO of the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) issued a directive regarding the implementation of Ontario's "Long term energy plan," which spells out what the provincial energy regulator plans to do to spur energy conservation.