Power systems that add a lot of wind energy must also add more natural gas capacity as a reserve supply.
ontario's electricity costs
Ontario’s electricity prices increased by 71 per cent.
Ontario announced no measures to tackle the underlying problems in the province’s electricity market that cause higher prices.
Residential electricity prices in Toronto rose by 5 per cent in one year.
The surcharge increased by 13 per cent.
Subsidies to renewable generators still represent approximately 34 per cent of the total surcharge cost.
Ontario has the fastest-growing electricity costs in Canada and among the highest rates in North America.
The province's electricity prices increased 71 per cent from 2008 to 2016.
Between 2008 and 2017, the GA charge grew from less than one cent per kilowatt-hour to about 10 cents.