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ADVOCACY IN ACTION

OSPE Lobby Day
and Queen's Park
MPP Reception
On April 9, 2019, OSPE hosted its 10th annual Lobby Day
and MPP Reception that brought Political Action Network
(PAN) representatives, Task Force and Board members
together with elected officials, staffers and leaders from
various sectors. OSPE welcomed more than 35 MPPs from
all political parties for the release of its Energy Task Force's
latest report Retail Electricity Price Reform: Path to Lower
Energy Bills and Economy-Wide CO2 Emission Reductions,
including the Honourable Greg Rickford, Minister of
Energy, Northern Development and Mines.
"We know that the Ontario Society of Professional
Engineers has been a strong voice and advocate for skilled
professionals who can not just lead this industry, but provide
and inform government with great ideas of how to overcome
some of those major challenges and turn what would
otherwise be issues into real opportunities," Rickford said.
Parliamentarians from each political party also spoke,
including MPP Nathalie Des Rosiers representing the
Liberal Party, MPP Mike Schreiner, Leader of the Green
Party, and MPP Tabuns, NDP Energy Critic.
Ahead of the reception, Emily Thorn-Corthay, P.Eng.,
and Paul Acchione, P.Eng., Chair and member of OSPE's
Energy Task Force, met with Rod Phillips, Minister of the
Environment, respectively, Conservation and Parks, as well
as with NDP Energy Critic, MPP Peter Tabuns.
Ontario is wasting a significant amount of surplus
emission free electricity because the current system charges
too much for energy use and too little for fixed system costs.
OSPE representatives highlighted the key opportunity the
Government of Ontario has in implementing electricity
price reform that will reduce energy bills and greenhouse
gas (GHG) emissions, without imposing additional costs on
the electricity system.
OSPE's report highlights two key recommendations for
government:
1. Revise current legislation and regulations which prevent
consumers from purchasing surplus emission-free
electricity at its wholesale market energy price; and
2. Collaborate with the Ontario Energy Board and Local
Distribution Companies to deploy voluntary smart price
plans for various consumer groups. These plans should
include the following features:
a. Retail price components should align with the actual
fixed and variable electricity costs
b. Retail prices should encourage peak power demand
reduction via load shifting/levelling, conservation
and energy efficiency
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