As the voice of Ontario’s local distribution companies (LDCs), the EDA is pleased to release a new paper: Power to Connect – A Roadmap to a Brighter Ontario.

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Building upon our 2017 vision paper, Power to Connect: Advancing Customer-Driven Electricity Solutions for Ontario, this new paper identifies current challenges and barriers to the evolution of LDCs, through an assessment of current policy, legislation and regulations. The paper also outlines steps Ontario’s policymakers can take to best serve the interests of our evolving industry.

Key highlights of Power to Connect: A Roadmap to a Brighter Ontario

  • alignment with Ontario’s Long-Term Energy Plan in its focus on customers, cost-effective electricity, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions-reduction targets, and the evolving role of LDCs;
  • solutions mapped to Ontario’s goals of prioritizing conservation, innovation and a more flexible regulatory framework;
  • a roadmap to facilitate LDC leadership in enabling, integrating, owning and operating distributed energy resources (DERs) to better meet customers’ needs.

Please take a few moments to review Power to Connect: A Roadmap to a Brighter Ontario and share your thoughts with us via Twitter or LinkedIn. You can also email your ideas and questions to Justin Rangooni, EDA’s Vice President, Policy and Government Affairs.

This paper is part of EDA’s #PowerofLocalHydro campaign, which highlights LDCs as key influencers and value drivers within the electricity sector.

Development of Power to Connect: A Roadmap to a Brighter Ontario was guided by the EDA Board and our members. EDA also engaged the expertise of Power Advisory LLC.

Read the full report here.

View the 2017 vision paper here.