Achieving Balance, Ontario’s updated Long-Term Energy Plan, is the province’s blueprint for a safe, clean, reliable and affordable energy future.
Thousands of Ontarians participated in the consultation process that helped shaped the plan, released in December 2013. Today, Achieving Balance represents Ontario’s long-term vision for the province’s electricity system.
The plan balances five principles to guide decision-making:
- cost effectiveness
- clean energy
- community engagement
- an emphasis on conservation and demand management before building new generation
Ontario Energy Report
In December 2014, Ontario launched a quarterly energy report, which provides an up-to-date snapshot of the province’s energy sector.
Ontario Planning Outlook
On September 1, 2016, the Independent Electricity System Operator published a technical report, the Ontario Planning Outlook (OPO). A technical report is required under the Electricity Act, 1998. The OPO will support the consultation process and development of a renewed Long-Term Energy Plan. The OPO presents a variety of planning outlooks and scenarios for the electricity sector for the 2016 through 2035 period.