April 16, 2007
Last year the McGuinty Government established its innovative standard offer program which pays individuals, farmers, co-ops and companies 11 cents per kilowatt-hour for electricity from small-scale renewable power projects.
Unfortunately, the Ontario Power Authority is refusing to purchase electricity from green power projects in the Bruce County (Lake Huron) area because Hydro One does not have sufficient transmission capacity to bring all of the Bruce area’s potential nuclear and renewable electricity supplies to market during every hour of the year.
To alleviate this transmission bottleneck the Ontario Power Authority is recommending that Hydro One build a new $600 million transmission line that will only be needed to bring power from the Bruce area to southern
A better alternative
2. Instead of spending $600 million to marginally increase the Bruce area’s total electricity exports to southern
For more information please visit www.cleanairalliance.org and download our new fact sheet, A New Bruce Transmission Line: Does it make sense for
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