Linking Planning and Procurement in Ontario's Energy Sector
Wednesday, September 13, 2023
7:45 am Registration
8:15 am Panel Discussion
9:00 am - 9:30 am Audience Q&A and Discussion
Spurred by far-reaching electrification goals and bold load-growth forecasts, the Ontario Ministry of Energy released its “Powering Ontario’s Growth” report. The report outlines an integrated resource strategy for the province’s energy sector, including calls for new nuclear generation, transmission expansion, the procurement of additional solar, wind and bioenergy combined with the pursuit of new storage options.
Our panel will address the ambitious scale and breadth of the strategy and whether it should set off alarm bells for Ontarians – or, alternatively, whether the province has learned from past mistakes. Panelists will discuss the government’s chosen path in the context of the province’s regulatory and investment environment, specifically:
- Is the Ministry’s energy strategy informed by appropriate integrated planning principles and processes? How should energy planning and procurement be structured to efficiently and effectively address Ontario’s energy system needs?
- Will there be opportunities to undertake additional planning, development work and re-assessment – including the appropriate scaling back of initiatives – before investment decisions are made?
- Does the province’s strategy complement ongoing development of new technologies and new business models, such as distribution system operators, or does it risk crowding out these options? How should such technologies and options be preserved?
Our panel will include:
- Cynthia Chaplin, Ivey Energy Policy and Management Centre –Moderator
- Travis Lusney, Power Advisory – Panelist
- Mark Rubenstein, Shepherd Rubenstein – Panelist
53rd Conference Floor
199 Bay St., Toronto
Capacity is Limited
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