The 2013 APPrO* Conference wrapped up yesterday afternoon.  Here are the Top Ten take-aways identified by HH Angus.

  1. Load growth is flat for the foreseeable future.
  2. Conservation is the most economical investment.
  3. Supply and demand are out of sync.
  4. Greater flexibility is required in grid management.
  5. Grid management has become more complex due to increased renewable generation.
  6. Power storage is a growth area.
  7. Government doesn’t tolerate uncertain pricing for the consumer.
  8. Long range forecasting with any certainty is a challenge as energy use and demand continue to evolve.
  9. Coordination between governing agencies needs to improve.
  10. Electricity cost increases being investigated.


Note – OPA’s Long Term Energy Plan 2013 ( LTEP ) is due to be released in the coming weeks.

*Association of Power Producers of Ontario