OFA provided comments to the Ministry of Energy on the Electricity Energy Efficiency Programming Post 2024 consultation from an agricultural perspective. OFA recommended the Ministry to consider:
- A focus on transparent, measurable results to demonstrate demand and cost reductions,
- Investment in expansion of three-phase power to more rural areas, enabling higher adoption of efficient equipment needed to grow and retain agriculture and agri-food businesses across the province,
- Prioritization of decommissioned facility sites, and existing brownfield, commercial and industrial lands for future electricity system infrastructure, and
- Consider the merits of funding efficiency programing through the tax base instead of the Global Adjustment.