Ontario Kicks Off Long-Term Energy Plan Review
Province Renews Commitment to Conservation and Clean, Reliable, Affordable 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:
- Taking part in one of the information sessions that will be held in communities across the province, including St. Catharines, London, Windsor, Toronto, Thunder Bay, Sudbury, Barrie and Ottawa.
- Submitting comments in response to the discussion guide, Making Choices: Reviewing Ontario's Long Term Energy Plan
- Completing an online questionnaire.
Reviewing the province's Long-Term Energy Plan reflects the government's commitment to conservation and building strong communities, powered by clean, reliable energy.
- 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.
“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.”