|Energy Conservation and Supply Task Force|
Appointment of the Ontario Government's Electricity Conservation and Supply Task Force is necessary to review and plan Ontario's long term electricity needs. The terms of reference should include the development of an action plan to attract new generation and mechanisms to achieve demand side management and energy conservation within the province.
Task force members should be appointed with various energy affiliations across the province. The combined task force should set out and examine all aspects of the electric energy industry in the province and the development of new sources of supply would remain the crucial role for the task force.
Exel's Principles for Ontario Electricity Industry Restructuring
Our principals have developed an overview of a desired end-state for Ontario’s electricity industry which will provide sufficient levels of competitively priced energy to all electricity consumers in the province. The achievement of this end-state requires substantial consultation, leading to a number of extensive changes in the way energy is produced and sold in the province, the manner in which regulation oversees the market place and the way consumers will use electricity to meet their energy needs. Exel Energy has set out key changes that would be required by governments, regulators, consumers, energy suppliers and retailers as well as transmitters and distributors, to reach the desired end-state. These recommendations may seem formidable but indeed are critical to ensuring that Ontario’s electricity requirement’s for the next 10-20 years are developed in a way that will result in significant increases in economic development for the province.
Exel's overview of a framework for the desired end state is as follows: