OFA provides comments to the Ministry of Energy regarding the LTEP framework review from an agricultural perspective. While we continue to incorporate renewable energy options as they arise, agriculture is a rural industry challenged by capacity constraints in the regions of Niagara and southwest Ontario, and challenged by energy security and reliability issues throughout the province. OFA supports reductions in carbon emissions as we move away from fossil fuel-based energy, but this is a transition. Until renewable energy options are feasible for farm equipment power requirements, we will continue to strive to secure reliable, traditional fuel options. OFA encourages the Ministry to enable the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) and the Ontario Energy Board (OEB), ensuring they both have sufficient systems and processes in place. OFA supports a renewed planning framework that incorporates other ministries and stakeholders in such a broad review and ensure climate change mitigation and adaption are foundational. This includes incentivizing and enabling businesses to adopt technologies to go along with a cleaner energy system. OFA encourages government enabling OEB to focus on longer term strategies and goals.