Ontario’s Long-Term Energy Plan
Learn about our plan to provide you with clean and affordable energy.
About energy planning
We’ve been working to ensure our electricity system is clean, reliable and affordable. Ontario’s Long-Term Energy Plans have formed the foundation for this work.
Ontario launched its first Long-Term Energy Plan in 2010. It was reviewed and updated in 2013.
Through energy planning, we have:
- phased out coal-fired electricity generation, the largest single greenhouse gas emissions reduction action in North America
- built a clean system that is more than 90% free of greenhouse gas emissions
- ensured there is a robust supply of electricity to power homes and businesses across Ontario
We’ve developed a new plan to be ready for the future and provide a 20-year road map for our energy sector.
Highlights for 2017
The 2017 Long-Term Energy Plan – Delivering Fairness and Choice – focuses on making energy more affordable and giving you more options in how you use energy.
Lower electricity bills
Through Ontario’s Fair Hydro Plan, your electricity bill has decreased by an average of 25%, and programs and credits are available to reduce your bill even more.
If you need financial help to make your home more energy efficient, a number of conservation programs are available, including a new affordability fund.
Credits on your bill
More people can qualify for credits on their electricity bill through the Ontario Electricity Support Program. We’ve also increased the amount of credits by 50%.
More choice and information
We’re working with the Ontario Energy Board to provide you with more flexible electricity price plans and to help you get better information on your electricity bill.
Read more in the 2017 Long-Term Energy plan
How we developed the plan
Between October and December 2016, we engaged people across Ontario to gather feedback through:
- public open houses
- stakeholder sessions
- Indigenous engagement sessions
- Environmental Registry submissions
- online consultation
Learn more about what we heard
Previous Long-Term Energy Plans
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Municipal energy planningLearn about the Municipal Energy Plan Program and get funding to help your community improve its energy use.
Climate Change Action Plan
Read Ontario’s five-year plan to fight climate change, reduce greenhouse gas pollution and transition to a low-carbon economy.
Technical planning reports
Read the Ontario Planning Outlook and the Fuels Technical Report, which helped inform the 2017 Long-Term Energy Plan.