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Policy Proposal Notice:   EBR Registry Number:   011-9490
Making Choices: Reviewing Ontario’s Long-Term Energy Plan
Ministry of Energy
Date Proposal loaded to the Registry:
July 10, 2013

Please call 1-855-440-4041 or send an email with your address if you would like us to mail you a hard copy of Making Choices: Reviewing Ontario’s Long-Term Energy Plan.

The comment period for this notice has been extended by 7 days to September 16, 2013, to allow for additional consultation.

Keyword(s):   Electricity
The comment period for this proposal is now over.
Description of Policy:

The Ministry of Energy is undertaking a formal review of Ontario’s Long-Term Energy Plan, as announced by Minister Chiarelli on April 16, 2013. The review is based on a strong and transparent consultation process with the public, municipalities and the energy sector and engagement with Aboriginal communities and leaders.

As part of the consultation and engagement process the Ministry is holding information sessions across the province.

In parallel to the consultation activities, the Ministry of Energy and Ontario Power Authority are engaging with First Nation and Métis communities and organizations to discuss the elements of the Long-Term Energy Plan Review.

For further details please see our website.

Purpose of Policy:

In 2010, Ontario released its first Long-Term Energy Plan that set out a clear, comprehensive direction for the province’s energy future. It considered all aspects of Ontario’s electricity system, including conservation, generation, transmission, distribution and emerging technologies such as energy storage, as well as Aboriginal community participation in the energy sector. The plan set out the investments required to modernize and upgrade our electricity system, and included price projections for residential and industrial customers.

A three-year review of the Long-Term Energy Plan was contemplated when it was announced in 2010. The energy sector is constantly shifting and evolving, especially as energy consumption habits and economic conditions fluctuate. Our Long-Term Energy Plan must shift and evolve along with it.

The attached Making Choices: Reviewing Ontario’s Long-Term Energy Plan, provides some information on the current status of the electricity system. It identifies commitments made that are still shaping the sector, and characteristics of the different energy sources.

Other Information:

The Ministry of Energy and its agencies are seeking input in a number of other new important initiatives this summer. These consultations and engagements will focus on various aspects of how we plan for the supply of and demand for electricity in Ontario. We are seeking a range of perspectives and we welcome your feedback. Please see our website for details on the:

  • Conservation Review
  • Regional Energy Planning Review
  • Review and Infromation on Municipal Siting of Renewable Energy

Public Consultation:

This proposal was posted for a 68 day public review and comment period starting July 10, 2013. Comments were to be received by September 16, 2013.

All comments received during the comment period are being considered as part of the decision-making process by the Ministry.

Please Note: All comments and submissions received have become part of the public record.

Other Public Consultation Opportunities:

Public open houses will be held at the following locations:

St. Catharines - July 22
London - July 23
Windsor - July 25
Toronto - 30 or 31
Thunder Bay - August 7
Sudbury - August 13
Barrie - August 15 
Ottawa - August 21
Burlington - September 3
Sault Ste. Marie - September 10

For further details on the public open houses please see our website.


Julie Green
Senior Policy Advisor
Ministry of Energy
Strategic Network and Agency Policy Division
Strategic Policy Branch
880 Bay Street
2nd floor
Toronto Ontario
M7A 2C1
Phone: (416) 326-8995

Additional Information:

The following government offices have additional information regarding this Proposal. To arrange a viewing of these documents please call the Ministry Contact or the Office listed below.

Strategic Policy Branch
880 Bay Street
2nd floor
Toronto Ontario
M7A 2C1
Phone: (416) 326-4669

The documents linked below are provided for the purposes of enhancing public consultation.
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