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Tracking the Peaks in Ontario? Don’t forget about impact of the solar eclipse on solar loads…as well as all of the new Class A customers expecting it!

By Cath / 18 August, 2017


What to Expect: Solar Generation and Electricity Demand Impacts


The August 21 solar eclipse is expected to take place between 1 to 4 pm, with the peak of the eclipse occurring around 2:30 pm. Typically, at this time of day during the summer months, Ontario’s demand for electricity is near its highest of the year, and solar ...

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Tesla to build giant battery in Australia amid energy crisis

By Cath / 9 July, 2017

More proof that battery storage is here to stay and is a viable source of energy for regions in crisis. Our supplier is building systems for the government here in Canada in Nunavut to support remote communities. Long term battery storage may prove to be more reliable back up for peak demand to the grid than the natural gas plants which currently ...

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How New Class A Regulations Will Make Peak Shaving More Challenging

By National Energy Advisors / 7 June, 2017

Market:  Ontario Electricity

Since Class A has now been reduced to 1 MW (.5 MW manfacturing) many Class B customers now have the option to opt-in to Class A and have been receiving notices from their utilities.

There used to be only about 350 Class A customers, now there are thousands and if you factor in Class B customers ...

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What is a ‘Class A’ customer? Should I opt in to Class A if I have the choice?

By National Energy Advisors / 7 June, 2017

Market:  Ontario Electricity

Since Class A has now been reduced to 1 MW (.5 MW manfacturing) many Class B customers now have the option to opt in to Class A and have been receiving notices from their utilities.

Many do not fully understand the Class A structure and also are not sure what to do for the coming year ...

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Natural Gas Market Update

By National Energy Advisors / 15 May, 2017

U.S. natural gas futures decreased, as traders monitored shifting weather forecasts to assess the outlook for spring demand and supply levels. U.S. natural gas futures for June delivery decreased 0.07 USD/ MMBtu to trade at 3.35 USD/ MMBtw.

The U.S. and China have recently reached an agreement that will grant U.S. natural gas exports easier access to ...

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PC Critic Calls Ontario Hydro Prices Debt Retirement on Steroids

By National Energy Advisors / 12 May, 2017

The Canadian Press:

A Progressive Conservative critic says the “Clean Energy Adjustment” that’s eventually to be added to hydro bills is nothing more than a revamped debt retirement charge. New legislation introduced by the Liberal government will mean lower hydro bills for Ontarians for the next 10 years, followed by higher costs for the next 20 after that.

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Electricity prices dropping for households and small businesses effective May 1

By National Energy Advisors / 1 May, 2017

The Ontario Energy Board (OEB) today announced that households and small businesses that buy their electricity from their local utility will see their electricity prices go down starting May 1. This will benefit more than 90% of the electricity customers in Ontario.

Every six months, the OEB estimates how much it will cost to supply electricity to residential and small ...

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Ontario prepared to lower corporate taxes in response to proposed U.S. cuts

By National Energy Advisors / 5 May, 2017

Possibly good news for the many industries in Ontario including manufacturing that are feeling the pain of rising hydro costs in Ontario. To learn how to eliminate the Global Adjustment which is 70% of the bill with a new savings of your entire electricity bill of 25-40%, no capital outlay and a guaranteed savings/ shared savings model click here:
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