Renewing Ontario’s post-2020 electricity demand management framework
ORGANIZATIONS HAVE SIGNED ON
On May 4th, we sent the following letter to Greg Rickford, Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines. We had 59 organizations sign onto a joint letter calling for the extension of Ontario conservation and demand management (CDM) programs.
In our joint letter we warned that any pause in energy efficiency program support would result in a loss of program delivery capacity and customer disruptions. We also emphasized the role energy efficiency could play in the COVID-19 recovery and contributions to cost reductions given anticipated grid constraints.
We are pleased to report that raising our common voice had an impact. The Ontario government released a proposed 4-year framework that is set to launch immediately after the expiry of the current interim framework on January 1, 2021. The short proposal can be found here