08/27/2013

Letter to Hon. Bob Chiarelli Minister of Energy re Long Term Energy Plan Review, August 27, 2013.

The creation of a revised Long-Term Energy Plan (LTEP) as a guiding document for energy conservation, generation, transmission and distribution is welcomed by municipalities.

Our members are very large consumers of energy, accounting for over $1 billion of energy supplies in Ontario annually. We are also owners of local distribution companies (LDCs) which form the links between Ontario’s residents and the provincial electricity supply. We also own a large stock of buildings and facilities in need of investment to support the government’s energy conservation and greenhouse gas reduction goals.

Municipalities also host, and sometimes partner, in energy projects that are critical to Ontario’s sustainable future and opportunities in the green economy. Municipalities will continue to be key partners of the government in implementing this plan and deserve a place at the table as a result.