John Spears story in The Toronto Star accompanied the press release from the government.
Cheap abundant supply allows discounts to large industry at the same time as expensive intermittent supply is forced on unwelcoming communities at the expense of unwitted ratepayers.
Ontario offers lower hydro rates to industry for job creation - thestar.com:
Bentley said the low-cost power for businesses won’t cost other power users anything.The entire article can be read at thestar.com - where comments are currently open
That’s because the power used for the program is surplus power that otherwise would have been exported, he said.
Ontario is sometimes forced to offer power to neighbouring states and provinces at a steep discount – and occasionally even pays them to take Ontario’s surplus.
“We’re not selling it at a loss, we are exporting our extra,” Bentley said. “We have sufficient generation for families and businesses of Ontario, the demand following the world-wide recession left us with extra, and we’re putting that extra to work.”
Bentley said Ontario can produce about 150,000,000 megawatt hours of electricity a year, but uses only 140,000,000.