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Ontario’s System-Wide Electricity Supply Mix: 2015 Data

Electricity Retailing – Disclosure to Consumers, O. Reg.416/99,requiresretailers to disclose to consumers the Ontario system-wide electricity supply mix in the manner established by the Ontario Energy Board. The Board’sDirective for the Disclosure of Information to Consumers by Electricity Retailers under Ontario Regulation 416/99 prescribesthe manner and timing requirements for this disclosure. The Directive applies to allretailers,including distributorsthatprovide standard supply service.

UnderO. Reg.416/99 the Ministry of Energy is responsible for providing Ontario’s electricity supply mix data for electricity suppliers. The following labeldisclosesthe system-wide electricity supply mix data for2015. Thisdata mustbe used by electricity suppliers for the purposesof complying with the disclosure obligationsof O. Reg.416/99 and the Directive. This data should be considered current until further notice.

 


Electricity             Facts

Electricity sources

     Ontario’s Electricity Mix*

Water power

  23.2%

Alternative power sources

8.7%

Solar

1.9%

Wind

6.4%

Biomass

0.4%

Waste

0%

Nuclear Energy

   57.8%

Natural Gas**

     9.7%

Other

     0.5%

 

*Includes both Tx (direct) and Dx (embedded) connected generation (Ontario Ministryof Energy)

**Includes generation from facilitiesthat are predominantly natural gas (e.g., Lennox Generating Station)

Note: Figures may not add to 100% due to rounding.

July 21, 2016