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Energy Minister Todd Smith directs IESO to bypass off-ramp for high-cost Bruce Nuclear re-build

On April 14, 2022 Ontario’s Energy Minister, Todd Smith, directed the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) to take a pass on its opportunity to cancel the re-building of two of the Bruce Nuclear Station’s aging reactors despite the fact that energy efficiency, renewables and storage can now keep our lights on at a lower cost.

Background

In 2015 the then Premier of Ontario, Kathleen Wynne, directed the IESO to sign a 49-year contract with Bruce Power for the re-building of six of its eight nuclear reactors.  

The Bruce Power contract permits the IESO to cancel the re-building of 4 of the 6 reactors without financial penalty if there are lower cost options to … Continue reading