Wasn't the whole point of the high rates to reduce demand and switch to renewable? Now we want to increase demand?Or reduce the price to Ontario businesses and homes to increase supply to match demand. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/economy/ontario-drives-manufacturers-away-with-overpriced-electricity/article14854752/
Some good stats here http://www.windontario.ca/ For example, 4% of our power is from wind energy, yet it costs us 20% of our electrical bill.
Beez -- don't you actually mean increase demand to match supply?
And -- why do we export it at a loss?
And -- why do we care if the subsidy goes to a big company or a small company, if what we actually want is to reduce the subsidy? Why is the subsidy not on a cost-plus system which would lower rates if the wind power is as competitive as everyone says?
IMHO, the green energy program is working about how the government wanted it to work -- tons of building of capacity, lowering of demand, offlining all coal and as much nat gas as possible. The whole point from the beginning was that your electricity bill needed to go up. Not completely certain the government wants to defend it as such, but from the perspective of the people who put this plan together, it's working just as planned (except maybe selling the surplus power at a loss, which I still don't quite get -- if it's surplus, how is selling at anything over zero not counted as a gain?)