Ontario Power Authority consulting consumers for electricity plan
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The Ontario Power Authority (OPA) has announced that it will consult with Ontarians in order to create a new action...
The Ontario Power Authority (OPA) has announced that it will consult with Ontarians in order to create a new action plan to assure the province’s reliable and sustainable electricity future to 2025.
Consultations for the plan dubbed the Integrated Power System Plan (IPSP) will be held over the summer and autumn of 2006 with consumers, community groups and other stakeholders.
“[This] process creates momentum, clarity, shared understanding and preparedness to meet changing circumstances,” Amir Shalaby, OPA vice-president, power system planning, said. “When completed next year, the IPSP will be a living document, looking ahead 20 years but updated every three years.”
The OPA also released a “launch document” for the new action plan, outlining eight priority areas and challenges of the planning process: overcoming infrastructure deficit, maximizing benefits of conservation, integrating renewable resources, proceeding with nuclear investments, replacing coal, enhancing transmission, providing reliable service to growing areas of Ontario and exploring options for sector development.
The complete launch document, entitled “Ontario’s Integrated Power System Plan: Scope and Overview”, is available online at OPA’s website.