Ontario energy minister says hydro talks with Quebec still underway
Ottawa Citizen

By Allison Jones, Ottawa Citizen, August 8, 2017

TORONTO Ontario is negotiating a possible agreement to buy electricity from Quebec, but the government is disputing a published report that it is preparing to sign a deal for enough electricity to power a city the size of Ottawa.

La Presse reported Tuesday that it obtained a copy of a draft, 20-year deal that says Ontario would buy eight terawatt hours per year from Quebec — about six per cent of Ontario’s consumption — whether the electricity is consumed or not.

(...)Any future agreements with Quebec will have to provide a reduction in Ontario electricity costs compared with other alternatives and demonstrate measurable reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, he wrote.


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