Solar and bioenergy generators absorb 15 per cent of the surcharge yet generate only three per cent of Ontario’s electricity.
Residential electricity prices in Toronto rose by 5 per cent in one year.
The surcharge increased by 13 per cent.
Subsidies to renewable generators still represent approximately 34 per cent of the total surcharge cost.
Ontario has the fastest-growing electricity costs in Canada and among the highest rates in North America.
The province's electricity prices increased 71 per cent from 2008 to 2016.
Between 2008 and 2017, the GA charge grew from less than one cent per kilowatt-hour to about 10 cents.
Ontario once benefitted from some of the lowest power prices on the continent—not now.