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Auditor General rips into the Fair Hydro Plan

Ontario’s Auditor General said the Fair Hydro Plan raises rates in the long-run, contravenes the province’s accounting standards and further erodes the independence of the Ontario Energy Board. Continue reading Auditor General rips into the Fair Hydro Plan

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Key project at Darlington nuclear facility hundreds of millions over budget, delayed

A Global News investigation has uncovered a single component of the Darlington nuclear project could cost half a billion dollars, four-times initial estimates. Auditors say project “plagued” by problems. Continue reading Key project at Darlington nuclear facility hundreds of millions over budget, delayed

Another megaproject pushing public utilities to the brink

Nalcor’s Muskrat Falls hydro project will cost more than double original estimates, is years behind schedule and will impose triple-digit rate increases on electricity customers when it starts producing power. Continue reading Another megaproject pushing public utilities to the brink

Megaprojects like Site C bankrupt power utilities

The Site C dam exhibits many of the same traits afflicting other megaprojects: an undermining of the regulatory system, accounting tricks that mask the real cost of the project and an explicit guarantee of a taxpayer bailout.

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Canada’s $43B tab for hydro, nuke projects puts strain on utilities, consumers

Canadian consumers and governments are straining to keep up with the costs of large electricity generating projects being constructed by publicly owned utilities.

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How megaprojects bankrupt public power utilities and leave regulators in the dark: report

Government-owned power utilities across Canada are pushing ahead with multi-billion dollar megaprojects, while undermining the regulators put in place to protect consumers from such reckless behaviour, according to a new analysis from the Consumer Policy Institute. Continue reading How megaprojects bankrupt public power utilities and leave regulators in the dark: report