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On the Grid

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On the Grid

Mowat Energy’s On the Grid series provides a platform for original thinking about the future of the energy sector in Ontario. The series includes contributions from Mowat Energy research staff as well as articles or case commentaries by recognized experts in the broader energy sector. In the spirit of providing a robust forum to advance discussion in the sector, Mowat welcomes submissions for consideration of publication and proposals for research collaboration.

Pricing Outcomes

April 26, 2017 | Mowat Centre

A Framework for a 21st Century Electricity Market for Ontario

Driven by technological change and government policies, Ontario electricity generation is now dominated by nuclear, hydro, wind and solar. This paper, the latest in Mowat Energy's On the Grid series, analyzes the impact of this development on the wholesale energy market in Ontario and recommends a path forward for effective continued investment in low-carbon energy generation. Read More

Representing Consumers’ Interests in Ontario’s Energy Sector

February 24, 2017 | Mowat Centre At a time of increasing energy costs and significant technological and policy change, more effective representation of consumer interests in regulatory and policy decision-making is warranted, argues the latest report from Mowat Energy’s On the Grid series. Read More

Brave New World at the OEB

November 3, 2016 | Mowat Centre

Policy Development and the Natural Gas Expansion Case

An ongoing Ontario Energy Board (OEB) proceeding offers timely insight into the role the Board sees itself playing in the implementation of government policy through its rate-making activities. Read More

Regulating Utility Governance

September 29, 2016 | Mowat Centre

An Analysis of the Ontario Energy Board’s Role

The Ontario Energy Board has announced its intention to conduct a consultation respecting its role in providing guidance to regulated entities with respect to corporate governance. Read More

Energizing Consumers

September 22, 2016 | Mowat Centre

A Proactive Energy Consumer Charter for Ontario

The Ontario Energy Board (OEB) is considering the development of an energy consumer charter of rights. Here is how the OEB can use this as an opportunity to encourage greater consumer participation in energy markets and regulatory processes in Ontario. Read More