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CCRE Commentary: Toward a National Energy Vision: Canada’s Low-Carbon Energy Infrastructure Opportunity in a Global Net Zero Future

“The climate imperative and energy trifecta challenge warrant collaboration amongst Canada’s decision-makers” Download PDF Author’s Contact Information By: Marc Brouillette INTRODUCTION – VISIONING CANADA’S STRATEGY IN THE GLOBAL ENERGY TRANSITION In early 2021, the Council for Clean and Reliable Energy (CCRE) released the first in a series of Commentaries advocating for the development of a

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Renewables-based Distributed Energy Resources in Ontario: A Three-Part Series of Unfortunate Truths Part 3 – Economic Implications of “Made in Ontario”

“Affordable energy infrastructure underpins economic competitiveness.” Download PDF Author’s Contact Information In “Renewables-based Distributed Energy Resources in Ontario: A Three-Part Series of Unfortunate Truths. Part 3 – Economic Implications of “Made in Ontario””, author and principle consultant at Strategic Policy Economics (Strapolec), Marc Brouillette, builds on the previous two Commentaries in the three-part series that described

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Renewables-based Distributed Energy Resources in Ontario: A Three-Part Series of Unfortunate Truths Part 2: Ratepayer Cost Implications

“Intermittency makes a solar option 50% or $2.5B/year more costly than a nuclear option.” Download PDF Author’s Contact Information by Marc Brouillette May 2019 In “Renewables-based Distributed Energy Resources in Ontario: A Three-Part Series of Unfortunate Truths, Part 2 – Ratepayer Cost Implications”, author and principle consultant at Strategic Policy Economics (Strapolec), Marc Brouillette describes

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Renewables-based Distributed Energy Resources in Ontario: A Three-Part Series of Unfortunate Truths Part 1: Intermittency Considerations

Download PDF Author’s Contact Information In “Renewables-based Distributed Energy Resources in Ontario: A Three-Part Series of Unfortunate Truths, Part 1 – Intermittency Considerations” author Marc Brouillette describes how the intermittency of renewable generation resulting from Ontario’s climate and geography, undermines their potential to be coupled with storage to meet the province’s need for clean energy. In this

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Ontario’s High-Cost Wind Millstone

“Wind costs four-times higher than average electricity.” Download PDF Author’s Contact Information by Marc Brouillette June 2017 In “Ontario’s High-Cost Wind Millstone” author Marc Brouillette concludes there is already an excess of wind-powered electricity and that any plans for further expansion will exacerbate existing high costs and inefficiencies. Wind’s intermittency is misaligned with customers’ needs and undermines

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Buying Electricity from Quebec – The Case Against New Intertie Capacity

“Increased Quebec import capacity would be 50% more expensive than in-province alternatives.” Download PDF Author’s Contact Information by Marc Brouillette June 2017 In “Buying Electricity from Quebec – The Case Against New Intertie Capacity” author Marc Brouillette outlines how the $3.3 billion cost to upgrade interconnections with Quebec outweighs the benefits and is also 50% higher than

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A Truly Smart Electricity Price Plan For Ontario

“There’s a better way to price electricity.” Download PDF Author’s Contact Information by Paul Acchione April 2016 In “A Truly Smart Electricity Price Plan for Ontario” author Paul Acchione outlines how Ontario’s existing smart metering and renewable electricity generation investments can work together to reduce consumers’ costs. Based on an analysis made by the Ontario Society of

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Apples To Apples: Fixing Ontario’s Electricity Price Mismatch

“Ontario real-time prices are nowhere near equivalent to those in its export markets.” Download PDF Author’s Contact Information by Greg Baden August 2015 In “Apples to Apples: Fixing Ontario’s Electricity Price Mismatch” author Greg Baden analyzes why Ontarians pay as much as $60 per megawatt-hour (or 6 cents per kilowatt-hour) more for their own electricity than do

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