Letter to the editor – Hydro disaster in Ontario
The Liberals added the 8% HST tax on our hydro bill to begin with now premier Wynne announces that she is going give us back the 8% HST in a tax rebate and thinks she helping us . I know some of you will say Premier Wynne is also going to drop the delivery rate charge for low density users by 20% but here is the catch Hydro One’s approved a three-year (2015, 2016, 2017) distribution rate increase of 19%. on all their customers with rate increases like this these the rebates will do nothing, as we will continue to get our May 1st & November 1st rate increase every year on our hydro usage then we continue get our delivery charge increases every year with other increases .
Based on a combination of IESO data, in 2015 our hydro produced by nuclear 60% – hydroelectric 24% – natural gas 10%- wind 6% – solar <1% – bioenergy <1%
The liberals must address the real issues which is wind & solar power has a major cost associated with them as they produce unreliable power and need to be back up by gas or nuclear plants which causes us to over produce hydro then when we over produce hydro we pay wind & solar farms and our gas and nuclear plants to shut down our hydroelectric plants continue to run at partial capacity as we divert water from them and all this gets added on to our hydro bill.
Ross Ayotte Smiths Falls
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How much of Ontario’s electricity comes from nuclear power? Hydroelectricity? … nuclear 60%; hydroelectric 24%; natural gas 10%; wind 6%; solar <1% … same as other generation sources when you look at electricity production in Ontario? … A standard unit for measuring electrical energy produced or consumed over time …
Sep 29, 2016 – Since the Liberal government first took office, average households in … Frankly, a rebate that saves ratepayers less than 36 cents/day is too little, too late. … After spending months denying a hydro crisis even existed, the Wynne … into effect until 2017), but stifles debate by the opposition on real solutions.
Jun 10, 2015 – Hydro One had requested a 29% increase to distribution rates over 5 years … The OEB thusly denied Hydro One’s request for five year rate setting, but did … Delivery charges are only one aspect of your bill (though for low-use
Sep 12, 2016 – The Liberals announced the plan in Monday’s throne speech … That program also saved ratepayers just over $130 a year, and also cost about $1 billion annually. The Canadian Taxpayers Federation said Premier Kathleen Wynne was … “Six years later the premier says she’ll rebate the HST, but people ..
Sep 11, 2013 – Related: Ontario starts paying wind turbines not to produce … Fraser Institute estimated subsidizing green power such as wind and solar would …
May 7, 2016 – Wind, solar power are inefficient, unreliable and make electricity grid … In addition, in Ontario, most wind and solar energyis generated when not needed. In fact, wind and solar “farms” have become troublesome “gridmonsters”. … electricity, we pay solar and wind energy producers to not produce power.