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Ontario to cancel energy contracts to bring hydro bills down


July 19, 2018
By Ellen Cools


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July 19, 2018 — The Government of Ontario has decided to cancel and wind down 758 renewable energy contracts.

Ontario Minister of Energy Greg Rickford also said the government intends to introduce a legislative amendment that, if passed, will protect hydro consumers from any costs incurred from the cancellation.

Even after the costs are accounted for, the province says ratepayers can expect $790 million in savings.

The cancelled projects have not reached project development milestones. According to the Ontario government, terminating the projects at this stage will maximize benefits for ratepayers. A list of the projects to be cancelled can be found here.