According to the Ontario Energy Board (OEB), only five of Ontario’s 75 electric utilities achieved 100% of their energy conservation targets for the years 2011 to 2014.

Our five energy conservation champions are Guelph Hydro, Kingston Hydro, Centre Wellington Hydro, Hydro 2000 and Chapleau Public Utilities. Unfortunately, none of Ontario’s large electric utilities met their 2014 OEB peak demand reduction targets.

Electric Utility

Achievement Towards 2014 Peak Demand Target

Horizon Utilities

81%

Hydro One

78%

PowerStream

77%

Enersource Hydro Misssissauga

75%

Toronto Hydro

72%

Hydro Ottawa

71%

Veridian Connections

55%

London Hydro

47%

The failure of 93% of our electric utilities to achieve their OEB-mandated energy conservation targets means higher bills for Ontario’s electricity consumers and increased greenhouse gas emissions. This is simply not acceptable. 

It is time for the Government of Ontario to take a new approach to help us achieve all of our cost-effective energy conservation and efficiency savings.

Specifically, it is time for the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) to establish an open  process to procure all of our cost-effective energy efficiency savings from our municipalities, our gas utilities and other private sector corporations and associations (e.g.,  Brookfield Global Integrated Solutions, Building Owners and Managers Association, Green Communities Canada, Summerhill Group

To learn more about how we can increase conservation and lower bills, please download our report:  Putting Conservation First: The Next Two Steps.

Please email Premier Wynne and ask her to direct the IESO to establish a broad and open process to procure all of our cost-effective energy savings from municipalities and the private sector.

Please pass this message on to your friends.

Thank you.