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June 11, 2015

The Ontario government should scrap its peak-demand electricity-pricing program for large industrial electricity users in order to lower costs for Ontario households, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In “Peak Power Problems: How Ontario’s Industrial Electricity Pricing System Impacts Consumers,” author Anindya Sen suggests that this program is responsible for one-quarter of the increased costs of electricity for households.

Anindya Sen
Anindya Sen

Anindya Sen is Professor of Economics and Director of the Master of Public Service at the University of Waterloo. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Toronto. Prior to working at the University of Waterloo, Professor Sen worked as an economist at the Competition Bureau, Industry Canada.