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Will merging the OPA and IESO reduce electricity bills?

December 2014

The goal of the January 1, 2015 merger of the OPA and IESO is to achieve cost reductions in administering the electricity system. But the merger carries risks and will do little to reduce electricity costs for consumers. Read more >>

Assessing Risk in the CHPSOP 2.0 Program

November 2014

Careful planning and risk identification and management are necessary in order to fully realize the opportunity offered by the OPA's Combined Heat and Power Standard Offer Program. Identifying risks during the proposal stage and distributing them over the contractual framework will help ensure the project is profitable by design. Read more >>

Under the Influence of Last Winter's Memories?

October 2014

As we head into another winter, bad memories of last winter may lead buyers to lock up the price on a large proportion of their winter gas supply. But is this the prudent thing to do? Read more >>

Basis Trends

September 2014

Over the past year, we have seen increased bases in several key markets, in particular those with a downstream location east of Parkway. What has caused this rapid increase in basis prices, and will the trend continue? Read more >>

On Importing More Electricity from Québec ...

September 2014

Some believe that Ontario could tap into cheap imports from Québec to offset our substantially more expensive electricity. In reality, this is a complex technical and economic decision that would not reduce power rates in Ontario for many years to come. Read more >>

Hedging: A Tool for Risk Reduction, Not Cost Reduction

July 2014

To hedge effectively, energy buyers need to understand what hedging is for, and what it is not for. Hedging is a tool for controlling risk to keep energy prices and price changes within acceptable limits. Read more >>

Behind-the-Meter Generation as CDM

July 2014

Some of the Ontario government's initiatives related to its new Conservation First Framework have implications for Conservation and Demand Management, including behind-the-meter generation which can be well suited to industrial sites. Read more >>

Ontario Election 2014: Electricity Promises

June 2014

Ontario’s three major political parties have made energy policy promises part of their election platform. Aegent has examined some of these promises through the lens of electricity policy principles we think are important. Read more >>

Fight rising electricity costs by generating your own power

June 2014

Considering where electricity rates are and the incentives available, consumers who are able to produce their own electricity may find it an effective way to reduce electricity costs. Read more >>

Now Is the Time to Fast Track Those Energy Efficiency Plans

May 2014

Now is the time to fast track those energy efficiency plans if you want some degree of protection from higher gas costs. Approaching those plans systematically will yield the greatest returns. Read more >>