Statement by Minister Bentley on Final Report from the Ontario Distribution Sector Review Panel
Today, Chris Bentley, Minister of Energy, issued the following statement:
"In April, the McGuinty government launched a comprehensive, independent review of the province's electricity distribution sector to explore options to improve efficiencies that would benefit electricity consumers. The three member panel was comprised of former Members of Provincial Parliament representing each of the parties in the Legislature and different regions of the province - Murray Elston, David McFadden and Floyd Laughren.
The Ontario Distribution Sector Review Panel has delivered its report, Renewing Ontario's Electricity Distribution Sector: Putting the Consumer First, following an extensive consultation process with municipalities, local distribution companies, the Electricity Distributors Association, consumer groups and other energy experts. The report provides a number of recommendations to help provide greater efficiencies, improve customer service and enable economic growth.
I would like to thank the panel for the work they have done to develop the report.
We look forward to reviewing the report and assessing the recommendations. Our government's focus continues to be ensuring our energy system remains strong while delivering savings and efficiencies for ratepayers."