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Ontario’s System-Wide Electricity Supply Mix: 2016 Data

Electricity Retailing – Disclosure to Consumers, O. Reg. 416/99, requires retailers to disclose to consumers the Ontario system-wide electricity supply mix in the manner established by the Ontario Energy Board. The Board’s Directive for the Disclosure of Information to Consumers by Electricity Retailers under Ontario Regulation 416/99 prescribes the manner and timing requirements for this disclosure. The Directive applies to all retailers, including distributors that provide standard supply service.
Under O. Reg. 416/99 the Ministry of Energy is responsible for providing Ontario’s electricity supply mix data for electricity suppliers. The following label discloses the system-wide electricity supply mix data for 2016. This data must be used by electricity suppliers for the purposes of complying with the disclosure obligations of 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

  23.3%

Alternative power sources

9.5%

Solar

2.2%

Wind

6.8%

Biomass

0.5%

Waste

0%

Nuclear Energy

   58.5%

Natural Gas**

     8.2%

Other

     0.4%

 

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

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

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

August 14, 2017