Privatization of Hydro One shields millions in green-energy spending from public scrutiny

By Vito Pilieci, Ottawa Citizen, December 14, 2017

The privatization of Ontario’s largest power utility has left the province with a major blind spot: The public is no longer able to scrutinize millions of dollars consumers are paying for green energy.

It’s a situation that shows “nobody is minding the store” when it comes to keeping track of much of Ontario’s solar energy production, one expert says.

At the heart of the issue is a simple question: Are energy producers who are paid to feed the Ontario grid with solar power being given an opportunity to milk the system?

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