On October 4th Travis Lusney, Director at Power Advisory, presented a case study on Ontario retail price impacts to the Canadian Energy Research Institute (CERI) at the CERI 2016 Electricity Conference in Calgary.
This presentation provided a case study on Ontario’s Regulated Price Plan (RPP) and the impact on residential and small business consumers in the provinces. The case study briefly reviewed the history of the RPP and reasoning for the recent price escalations for consumers in the program. A discussion on the benefits and drawbacks of the RPP approach was provided along with current changes under consideration. The presentation also presented dynamic pricing concepts in electricity and examples from other jurisdictions. Power Advisory provided commentary on the overall effectiveness of the RPP and Ontario’s retail price impacts.