On October 26, 2017, Ontario’s Ministry of Energy released the Long-Term Energy Plan (LTEP). LTEP 2017 is intended to make energy cleaner and more affordable, and to inform planning forecasts and energy investments. LTEP 2017 is also centred on system flexibility under an outlook projection of steady demand and robust supply.
Thousands of Ontario individuals, stakeholders, Indigenous communities and organizations were engaged in the development of LTEP 2017. This input resulted in the expansion of the Aboriginal Community Energy Plan program and continued support of local and distributed energy systems. Key to LTEP 2017 are that energy price forecasts are lower and grow less sharply than in previous LTEPs, and that supply/demand become closely matched.
- Local distribution company (LDC) support to pursue system efficiencies towards customer cost and energy savings
- Support for regulations to expand LDC distributed resources (OFA initiative)
- Expanded net metering options
- Support for renewable natural gas into the natural gas supply and expanding the use of lower-carbon fuels for transportation (OFA initiative)
- Continuing to implement Conservation First policy in regional and local energy planning processes (OFA initiative)
- Electric vehicle integration into distribution grids, and smart charging in homes
For more information, download Ontario’s Long Term Energy Plan 2017.