Ontario budget promises to shift some locked-in hydro costs to general provincial expenditures

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Ontario to shift some locked-in hydro costs

The roughly $433-million annual allocation for the relief measure will cover a small portion of the total global adjustment, which surpassed $1 billion in every month from January to September this year.
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Provinces pursue plug-and-play nuclear power

Alberta joins Ontario, Saskatchewan and New Brunswick to support the technology, which allows reactors to be built in a factory location then transported to and installed in a host generating facility.
Ontario raises electricity price threshold to 12.8 cents per kilowatt-hour

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Ontario nudges up electricity price threshold

As of June 1, residential, small business and farm customers will pay at a rate of 12.8 cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh) in place of 10.1 cents/kWh.
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Time-of-use pricing respite adds nominal costs

Temporary suspension of Ontario’s time-of-use pricing scheme equates to a 3 per cent sliver of the projected provincial expenditure to underwrite electricity costs in 2020-21.
Ontario electricity prices hold steady despite dropping demand

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Ontario electricity prices flout sliding demand

Despite a steep drop in province-wide energy consumption due to COVID-19 triggered business shutdowns, many building owners/managers expect a more modest flow-through dip in operating costs.
Ontario adopts flat electricity rate for 45 days


Ontario adopts flat electricity rate

With the government's request for people to stay home as much as possible, many residential customers had been racking up inescapable higher costs of consuming electricity during the daytime hours.
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Keeping up with Ontario’s Electrical Safety Code

Insights from the Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) on the new Ontario Electrical Safety Code and how it affects residential property owners.
Ontario electricity prices hold steady despite dropping demand

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B.C. affirms uneven split of hydro system costs

It's estimated that equitable apportionment could push residential rates 2.2 per cent higher than the proposed 1.8 per cent increase for fiscal year 2020, while commercial rates would drop and industrial rates remain the same.


Mine the Bill

Bitcoin miners' activities are creating massive power demands, which can drive up the cost of everyone's bill in bulk metered properties.
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Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Safety considerations for electrical work

A recent survey of managers in Ontario indicates that about 40 per cent don’t realize the Ontario Electrical Safety Code applies to work in their buildings.
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Building Strategies & Sustainability

Provinces pursue common regs for carbon offsets

Premiers Kathleen Wynne and Philippe Couillard also announced plans to promote their teamwork at UN Climate Change Conference in Paris this December
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Building Strategies & Sustainability

Temporary tax cuts to promote utility mergers

The 2015 Ontario budget lowers the tax penalty on the sale of local distribution companies for a three-year period beginning in 2016.

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Grid Control Centre to remain in Ontario

The Ontario government has accepted the advice of the Premier’s Advisory Council on Government Assets and will continue to operate a state-of-the-art Grid Control Centre in Barrie, Ont. The facility, which operates 97 per cent of the transmission grid in Ontario and the power distribution assets of Hydro One, is part of a transmission system that includes enough transmission and distribution lines to circle the earth three times.

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Canadian Electrical Code updates to mobile app

More than 200 updates and revisions have been added to the recently released 2015 Canadian Electrical Code (CE Code), Part 1, which covers installation and