The David Suzuki Foundation, Equiterre and the Ontario Clean Air Alliance are calling on the Government of Canada to invest in electricity transmission system upgrades that will allow increased electricity trade between Quebec and Ontario.

Increased integration of the two provinces’ electricity systems can lead to lower electricity rates and greenhouse gas emissions for Ontario and higher export revenues for Quebec. It will also allow Hydro Quebec’s huge water power reservoirs to be used like a giant battery to convert Ontario’s intermittent solar and wind power into a firm 24/7 source of electricity for Ontario consumers.

“This is perfect win-win combination, with Ontario getting better access to Quebec’s low-cost water power and Quebec getting access to a lucrative new market,” says Jack Gibbons, Chair of the Ontario Clean Air Alliance.

Letter to Minister Moreau: EnglishFrancais

Press release: English | Francais

Backgrounder on the benefits of increased electricity trade: English | Francais

More information on Quebec power availability, costs and benefits, etc.