Ontario Kicks Off Long-Term Energy Plan Review

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Ontario Kicks Off Long-Term Energy Plan Review

Province Renews Commitment to Conservation and Clean, Reliable, Affordable Energy

Ministry of Energy

Ontario is launching a review of the Long-Term Energy Plan, which will include province-wide consultations on a variety of topics including the province's mix of energy sources such as wind, solar and nuclear, and conservation.

Starting today through to September 9, the general public, industry stakeholders, Aboriginal leaders, and municipal representatives are all invited to provide their advice on Ontario's long-term energy needs and how to meet them.

Ontarians can join in the conversation by:

Reviewing the province's Long-Term Energy Plan reflects the government's commitment to conservation and building strong communities, powered by clean, reliable energy.

Quick Facts

  • The updated Long-Term Energy Plan will be released this fall.
  • Over the past 10 years, Ontario has brought more than 3,300 megawatts of renewable energy online — enough to power 900,000 homes each year.
  • Ontario’s Green Energy Act has attracted billions in investment and created 31,000 jobs.
  • Since 2003, approximately 12,000 megawatts (MW) of new and refurbished generation has been added to Ontario’s energy supply.
  • Between 2006 and 2011, Ontario conserved over 1,900 MW – enough to take over 600,000 homes off the grid.
  • By the end of 2014 the use of coal for electricity generation will be discontinued completely.

Quotes

Bob Chiarelli

“It’s critical that we plan Ontario’s energy future with input and advice from every corner of the province. Together, we’ll continue to build a clean, modern and reliable electricity grid.”

Bob Chiarelli

Minister of Energy

Media Contacts

  • Jennifer Beaudry

    Minister's Office

    Jennifer.Beaudry@ontario.ca

    416-325-2690

  • Andrea Arbuthnot

    Communications Branch

    andrea.arbuthnot@ontario.ca

    416-326-4542

  • For public inquiries call:

    1-888-668-4636

    TTY: 1-800-239-4224

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