Scenarios for a Net-Zero Electricity System in Ontario, commissioned from Power Advisory, demonstrates that Ontario can meet its rising electricity demands with reliable, affordable energy solutions that are aligned with the global transition to net–zero carbon emissions. The report compares multiple paths for Ontario to produce a net-zero grid by 2035, and identifies the critical planning and investments required. Read our blog summary.
- It is more affordable to meet rising electricity demand through a mix of energy efficiency, solar, wind and storage, than it is to ramp up natural gas.
- Ontario can reduce emissions to 85% below projected levels by 2035, while keeping wholesale electricity rates on par with today’s prices.
- Existing gas plants can be limited to ensuring grid reliability with total output well below today’s levels in 2035.
- There are multiple, diverse solutions to secure a reliable, affordable, and clean electricity system, and we need to start moving all of them forward now.
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