Region
OECD high income
Income Group
High income
GNI Per Capita ($US)
47,500
Population
35,851,774
Major Business City
Toronto
91
Overall Score
Indicators

Indicators

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Is there legislation or a national action plan that aims to increase EE?
Yes
Name of EE legislation or action plan
Click for moreNRCAN ecoENERGY Strategy
Is there an energy efficiency goal or target at the national level?
Yes
Natonal target details
Click for moreReduce GHG emissions by 30% below 2005 levels by 2030. Reduce GHG emissions by 17% below 2005 levels by 2020
Is there a target for the residential sector?
No
Target details
0
Does the target have a milestone or deadline?
No
Is there a commercial servcies sector target?
Yes
Target details
Click for more9-10 Mt of annual GHG reductions by 2020
Does the target have a milestone or deadline?
Yes
Is there an industrial sector target?
Yes
Target details
Click for moreReduce GHGs to 81 Mt by 2020
Does the target have a milestone or deadline?
Yes
Is there a power sector target?
Yes
Target details
0
Does the target have a milestone or deadline?
Yes

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Are there governmental and/or independent bodies dedicated to setting EE strategy?
Yes
Name of entity
Click for moreMinistry of Energy
Are there governmental and/or independent bodies dedicated to setting EE standards?
Yes
Name of entity
Click for morenatural Resources Canada
Are there governmental and/or independent bodies dedicated to regulating EE activities of energy suppliers?
No
Name of entity
OEB
Are there governmental and/or independent bodies dedicated to regulating EE activities of energy consumers?
Yes
Name of entity
Click for moreOEB and Ministry of Energy
Are there governmental and/or independent bodies dedicated to certifying compliance with equipment EE standards?
Yes
Name of entity
SCC, NRCan
Are there governmental and/or independent bodies dedicated to certifying compliance with building EE standards?
Yes
Name of entity
N/A
Are there governmental and/or independent bodies dedicated to selecting and/or approving third party auditors tasked with certifying EE standards?
Yes
Name of entity
Click for moreStandards Council of Canada

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Residential customers
Is it mandatory for utilities to provide reports of their energy usage, in a bill or by other means?
Yes
Commercial customers
Is it mandatory for utilities to provide reports of their energy usage, in a bill or by other means?
Yes
Industrial customers
Is it mandatory for utilities to provide reports of their energy usage, in a bill or by other means?
Yes
Residential customers
At what intervals do customers receive these reports (times per year)?
12
Do the reports include the price levels customers pay for energy usage?
Yes
Commercial customers
At what intervals do customers receive these reports (times per year)?
12
Do the reports include the price levels customers pay for energy usage?
Yes
Industrial customers
At what intervals do customers receive these reports (times per year)?
12
Do the reports include the price levels customers pay for energy usage?
Yes
Does the regulator track utilites' compliance with laws for providing energy usage information to customers?
Yes
Residential customers
Do customers receive a bill or report which compares them to other users in the same region and/or usage class?
No
Method of comparison
N/A
Commercial customers
Do customers receive a bill or report which compares them to other users in the same region and/or usage class?
No
Method of comparison
N/A
Industrial customers
Do customers receive a bill or report which compares them to other users in the same region and/or usage class?
No
Method of comparison
N/A
Residential customers
Do customers receive a bill or report that shows their energy usage compared to previous bills or reports over time?
Yes
Commercial customers
Do customers receive a bill or report that shows their energy usage compared to previous bills or reports over time?
Yes
Industrial customers
Do customers receive a bill or report that shows their energy usage compared to previous bills or reports over time?
Yes
All customers
Can customers access real time feedback on energy usage (for either prepaid or post-paid systems)?
Yes
Do customers have the ability to manage energy usage levels remotely (through apps or other technology mediums that can track real time usage?
No

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Residential customers
Are customers charged a flat fee (per connection)?
No
Are customers charged constant block rates?
Yes
Are customers charged declining block rates?
No
Are customers charged increasing block rates?
Yes
Commercial customers
Are customers charged a flat fee (per connection)?
No
Are customers charged constant block rates?
Yes
Are customers charged declining block rates?
No
Are customers charged increasing block rates?
Yes
Industrial customers
Are customers charged a flat fee (per connection)?
No
Are customers charged constant block rates?
Yes
Are customers charged declining block rates?
No
Are customers charged increasing block rates?
No
Residential customers
Do customers pay energy charges (per kWh)?
Yes
Do customers pay demand charges (per kW)?
No
Do customers pay reactive power charges (per kVAR)?
No
Commercial customers
Do customers pay energy charges (per kWh)?
Yes
Do customers pay demand charges (per kW)?
No
Do customers pay reactive power charges (per kVAR)?
No
Industrial customers
Do customers pay energy charges (per kWh)?
Yes
Do customers pay demand charges (per kW)?
No
Do customers pay reactive power charges (per kVAR)?
No
Residential customers
Are customers charged based on real-time pricing?
No
Are customers charged based on variable peak pricing?
No
Are customers charged based on critical peak pricing?
No
Are tariffs adjusted according to seasons?
Yes
Do customers pay according to time-of-day electricity use or receive peak-time rebates?
Yes
Commercial customers
Are customers charged based on real-time pricing?
No
Are customers charged based on variable peak pricing?
No
Are customers charged based on critical peak pricing?
No
Are tariffs adjusted according to seasons?
Yes
Do customers pay according to time-of-day electricity use or receive peak-time rebates?
Yes
Industrial customers
Are customers charged based on real-time pricing?
Yes
Are customers charged based on variable peak pricing?
No
Are customers charged based on critical peak pricing?
No
Are tariffs adjusted according to seasons?
No
Do customers pay according to time-of-day electricity use or receive peak-time rebates?
Yes

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What is the threshold for classifying large consumers?
Click for moreThose that use >250,000 KWh of electricity/yr
Large consumer EE mandate/incentive regulations
Click for moreOntario Long Term Energy Plan 213
Is it required for the consumption and/or savings of large-scale energy users to be tracked and documented on a regular basis?
Yes
Are efficiency targets mandated for large consumers?
Yes
Details
Click for morePublic agencies are required to develop an energy Conservation and Demand Management (CDM) plan, which should outine conservation goals and objectives
Are energy audits mandated for large consumers?
No
Are energy efficiency progress reports mandated for large consumers?
Yes
Interval of reports
Annual
Are energy-management systems mandated for large consumers?
No
Details
0
Are there penalties in place for non-compliance with regulatory obligations for large consumers?
No
Is there a measurement and verification program in place?
Yes
Is verification done by a third party?
No
Are there financial incentives for large consumers to invest in energy efficiency?
Yes
Details
Click for moreOn-bill financing
Are there tax incentives for large consumers to invest in energy efficiency?
Yes
Are there other incentives for large consumers to invest in energy efficiency?
No
Details
0
Is there a program to publicly recognize large-scale users that have achieved significant energy savings measures?
Yes
Are energy savings and/or financial savings publicized?
Yes
Does the program offer assistance (from a government or independent entity) to large-scale users to identify energy savings investments opportunities?
Yes
Primary Energy Consumption (MJ - latest GTF data from 2012)
2151513

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Are there binding energy savings obligations for public buildings?
Yes
Are energy savings from efficiency activities at public buildings tracked (either in-house or by a third party)?
Yes
Are there binding energy savings obligations for other public facilities (may include water supply, wastewater services, municipal solid waste, street lighting, transportation, and heat supply)?
Yes
Are energy savings from efficiency activities at other public facilities tracked?
Yes
Is there a specific policy or mandated guidelines for public procurement of energy-efficient products and services?
Yes
Public procurement guidelines for EE
Click for moreGreen Energy Act - Conservation for Public Agencies
Do public budgeting regulations and practices allow public entities to retain energy savings?
Yes
Public budgeting regulations for EE
Click for moreGreen Energy Act - Conservation for Public Agencies

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Name of utility energy efficiency regulation program
Click for moreOPA Conservation First Framework
Electricity generation
Are utilities required to carry out energy efficiency activities in this area?
Yes
Details
Are energy savings or other target indicators measured to track performance in meeting EE requirements?
Yes
Are the requirements measured/validated by an independent third party?
Yes
Are there penalties in place for non-compliance with EE requirements?
No
Are there mandates or incentives for new and/or brownfield co-generation?
Yes
Transmission & distribution
Are utilities required to carry out energy efficiency activities in this area?
Yes
Details
Are energy savings or other target indicators measured to track performance in meeting EE requirements?
Yes
Are the requirements measured/validated by an independent third party?
No
Are there penalties in place for non-compliance with EE requirements?
Yes
Demand-side management -
Are utilities required to carry out energy efficiency activities in this area?
Yes
Details
0
Are energy savings or other target indicators measured to track performance in meeting EE requirements?
Yes
Are the requirements measured/validated by an independent third party?
No
Are there penalties in place for non-compliance with EE requirements?
Yes
Is there a demand-side management department within the selected utility?
No
Do utilities provide customers incentives for demand response, such as peak-time rebates?
Yes
Is there public budget funding available for utilities to recover costs associated with or revenue lost from mandated energy efficiency activities?
No
Is there compensation for revenue losses via a tracking account available for utilities to recover costs associated with or revenue lost from mandated energy efficiency activities?
No
Are these available as solely market-driven financing mechanisms without any direct government approval, subsidy, authorization or other mediation procedure?
No
Are these available as government-driven financing mechanisms?
No
Are there credit lines available for utilities to recover costs associated with or revenue lost from mandated energy efficiency activities?
No
Are these available as solely market-driven financing mechanisms without any direct government approval, subsidy, authorization or other mediation procedure?
No
Are these available as government-driven financing mechanisms?
No
Are there partial risk guarantees available for utilities to recover costs associated with or revenue lost from mandated energy efficiency activities?
No
Are these available as solely market-driven financing mechanisms without any direct government approval, subsidy, authorization or other mediation procedure?
No
Are these available as government-driven financing mechanisms?
No
Is there program cost recovery available for utilities to recover costs associated with or revenue lost from mandated energy efficiency activities?
Yes
Are these available as solely market-driven financing mechanisms without any direct government approval, subsidy, authorization or other mediation procedure?
No
Are these available as government-driven financing mechanisms?
Yes
Is there ESCO financing available for utilities to recover costs associated with or revenue lost from mandated energy efficiency activities?
Yes
Are these available as solely market-driven financing mechanisms without any direct government approval, subsidy, authorization or other mediation procedure?
Yes
Are these available as government-driven financing mechanisms?
No
Is there on-bill financing/re-payment available for utilities to recover costs associated with or revenue lost from mandated energy efficiency activities?
Yes
Are these available as solely market-driven financing mechanisms without any direct government approval, subsidy, authorization or other mediation procedure?
No
Are these available as government-driven financing mechanisms?
Yes
Are there any other financing mechanisms available for utilities to recover costs associated with or revenue lost from mandated energy efficiency activities?
0
Are these available as solely market-driven financing mechanisms without any direct government approval, subsidy, authorization or other mediation procedure?
No
Are these available as government-driven financing mechanisms?
No

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Residential sector
Are there tax incentives available for energy efficiency investments?
Yes
Are there discounted "green" mortgages available for energy efficiency investments?
Yes
Are these available as solely market-driven financing mechanisms without any direct government approval, subsidy, authorization or other mediation procedure?
Yes
Are these available as government-driven financing mechanisms?
No
Is on-bill financing/re-payment available for energy efficiency investments?
Yes
Are these available as solely market-driven financing mechanisms without any direct government approval, subsidy, authorization or other mediation procedure?
No
Are these available as government-driven financing mechanisms?
Yes
Are credit lines available for energy efficiency investments?
Yes
Are these available as solely market-driven financing mechanisms without any direct government approval, subsidy, authorization or other mediation procedure?
Yes
Are these available as government-driven financing mechanisms?
No
Are energy services agreements or ESCOs available for energy efficiency investments?
No
Are these available as solely market-driven financing mechanisms without any direct government approval, subsidy, authorization or other mediation procedure?
No
Are these available as government-driven financing mechanisms?
No
Are green bonds available for energy efficiency investments?
No
Are these available as solely market-driven financing mechanisms without any direct government approval, subsidy, authorization or other mediation procedure?
No
Are these available as government-driven financing mechanisms?
No
Is vendor credit and/or leasing available for energy efficiency investments?
Yes
Are these available as solely market-driven financing mechanisms without any direct government approval, subsidy, authorization or other mediation procedure?
Yes
Are these available as government-driven financing mechanisms?
Yes
Are partial risk guarantees available for energy efficiency investments?
No
Are these available as solely market-driven financing mechanisms without any direct government approval, subsidy, authorization or other mediation procedure?
No
Are these available as government-driven financing mechanisms?
No
Are there any other financing mechanisms available for energy efficiency investments?
No
Details
Are these available as solely market-driven financing mechanisms without any direct government approval, subsidy, authorization or other mediation procedure?
No
Are these available as government-driven financing mechanisms?
No
Commercial services sector
Are there tax incentives available for energy efficiency investments?
Yes
Are there discounted "green" mortgages available for energy efficiency investments?
No
Are these available as solely market-driven financing mechanisms without any direct government approval, subsidy, authorization or other mediation procedure?
No
Are these available as government-driven financing mechanisms?
No
Is on-bill financing/re-payment available for energy efficiency investments?
Yes
Are these available as solely market-driven financing mechanisms without any direct government approval, subsidy, authorization or other mediation procedure?
No
Are these available as government-driven financing mechanisms?
Yes
Are credit lines available for energy efficiency investments?
Yes
Are these available as solely market-driven financing mechanisms without any direct government approval, subsidy, authorization or other mediation procedure?
Yes
Are these available as government-driven financing mechanisms?
No
Are energy services agreements or ESCOs available for energy efficiency investments?
Yes
Are these available as solely market-driven financing mechanisms without any direct government approval, subsidy, authorization or other mediation procedure?
Yes
Are these available as government-driven financing mechanisms?
No
Are green bonds available for energy efficiency investments?
Yes
Are these available as solely market-driven financing mechanisms without any direct government approval, subsidy, authorization or other mediation procedure?
Yes
Are these available as government-driven financing mechanisms?
Yes
Is vendor credit and/or leasing available for energy efficiency investments?
Yes
Are these available as solely market-driven financing mechanisms without any direct government approval, subsidy, authorization or other mediation procedure?
Yes
Are these available as government-driven financing mechanisms?
No
Are partial risk guarantees available for energy efficiency investments?
No
Are these available as solely market-driven financing mechanisms without any direct government approval, subsidy, authorization or other mediation procedure?
No
Are these available as government-driven financing mechanisms?
No
Are there any other financing mechanisms available for energy efficiency investments?
No
Details
Are these available as solely market-driven financing mechanisms without any direct government approval, subsidy, authorization or other mediation procedure?
No
Are these available as government-driven financing mechanisms?
No
Industrial sector
Are there tax incentives available for energy efficiency investments?
Yes
Are there discounted "green" mortgages available for energy efficiency investments?
No
Are these available as solely market-driven financing mechanisms without any direct government approval, subsidy, authorization or other mediation procedure?
No
Are these available as government-driven financing mechanisms?
No
Is on-bill financing/re-payment available for energy efficiency investments?
Yes
Are these available as solely market-driven financing mechanisms without any direct government approval, subsidy, authorization or other mediation procedure?
No
Are these available as government-driven financing mechanisms?
Yes
Are credit lines available for energy efficiency investments?
Yes
Are these available as solely market-driven financing mechanisms without any direct government approval, subsidy, authorization or other mediation procedure?
Yes
Are these available as government-driven financing mechanisms?
No
Are energy services agreements or ESCOs available for energy efficiency investments?
Yes
Are these available as solely market-driven financing mechanisms without any direct government approval, subsidy, authorization or other mediation procedure?
Yes
Are these available as government-driven financing mechanisms?
No
Are green bonds available for energy efficiency investments?
Yes
Are these available as solely market-driven financing mechanisms without any direct government approval, subsidy, authorization or other mediation procedure?
Yes
Are these available as government-driven financing mechanisms?
Yes
Is vendor credit and/or leasing available for energy efficiency investments?
No
Are these available as solely market-driven financing mechanisms without any direct government approval, subsidy, authorization or other mediation procedure?
No
Are these available as government-driven financing mechanisms?
No
Are partial risk guarantees available for energy efficiency investments?
No
Are these available as solely market-driven financing mechanisms without any direct government approval, subsidy, authorization or other mediation procedure?
No
Are these available as government-driven financing mechanisms?
No
Are there any other financing mechanisms available for energy efficiency investments?
No
Details
Are these available as solely market-driven financing mechanisms without any direct government approval, subsidy, authorization or other mediation procedure?
No
Are these available as government-driven financing mechanisms?
No

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EE standards regulations
Click for moreNRCAN Regulations and Standards
Refrigerators
Have minimum energy performance standards been adopted?
Yes
Details of standards
Click for moreRange. Type 1 is 0.31 AV + 248.4.
Is there a verification program in place?
Yes
Is it carried out by a third party?
Yes
Is there a penalty for non-compliance with energy efficiency standards?
Yes
Are the standards based on external/international standards?
Yes
Air conditioners
Have minimum energy performance standards been adopted?
Yes
Details of standards
Click for moreRange. Single package & split systems w/ rated capacity <19 kW (65K Btu/h) have a minimum standard of SEER = 13.
Is there a verification program in place?
Yes
Is it carried out by a third party?
Yes
Is there a penalty for non-compliance with energy efficiency standards?
Yes
Are the standards based on external/international standards?
Yes
Lighting equipment
Have minimum energy performance standards been adopted?
Yes
Details of standards
Click for moreLarge range of requirements measured in Watts.
Is there a verification program in place?
Yes
Is it carried out by a third party?
Yes
Is there a penalty for non-compliance with energy efficiency standards?
Yes
Are the standards based on external/international standards?
Yes
Industrial electric motors
Have minimum energy performance standards been adopted?
Yes
Details of standards
Click for moreRange depending on specification. Standard is a percentage based on HP of the motor and kW consumed by the motor.
Is there a verification program in place?
Yes
Is it carried out by a third party?
Yes
Is there a penalty for non-compliance with energy efficiency standards?
Yes
Are the standards based on external/international standards?
No
Other industrial equipment
Have minimum energy performance standards been adopted?
Yes
Details of standards
N/A
Is there a verification program in place?
Yes
Is it carried out by a third party?
Yes
Is there a penalty for non-compliance with energy efficiency standards?
Yes
Are the standards based on external/international standards?
No
Light duty vehicles
Have minimum energy performance standards been adopted?
Yes
Details of standards
0
Is there a verification program in place?
Yes
Is it carried out by a third party?
No
Is there a penalty for non-compliance with energy efficiency standards?
Yes
Are the standards based on external/international standards?
Yes
Heavy duty vehicles
Have minimum energy performance standards been adopted?
Yes
Details of standards
N/A
Is there a verification program in place?
No
Is it carried out by a third party?
No
Is there a penalty for non-compliance with energy efficiency standards?
No
Are the standards based on external/international standards?
No

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Refrigerators
Have energy efficiency labeling schemes been adopted?
Yes
Is the labeling scheme mandatory?
Yes
Is the labeling scheme based on external/international standards?
No
Air conditioners
Have energy efficiency labeling schemes been adopted?
Yes
Is the labeling scheme mandatory?
Yes
Is the labeling scheme based on external/international standards?
Yes
Lighting equipment
Have energy efficiency labeling schemes been adopted?
Yes
Is the labeling scheme mandatory?
Yes
Is the labeling scheme based on external/international standards?
No
Industrial electric motors
Have energy efficiency labeling schemes been adopted?
Yes
Is the labeling scheme mandatory?
Yes
Is the labeling scheme based on external/international standards?
No
Other industrial equipment
Have energy efficiency labeling schemes been adopted?
No
Is the labeling scheme mandatory?
No
Is the labeling scheme based on external/international standards?
No
Light duty vehicles
Have energy efficiency labeling schemes been adopted?
Yes
Is the labeling scheme mandatory?
Yes
Is the labeling scheme based on external/international standards?
No
Heavy duty vehicles
Have energy efficiency labeling schemes been adopted?
No
Is the labeling scheme mandatory?
No
Is the labeling scheme based on external/international standards?
No

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Are there energy efficiency codes for new residential buildings?
Yes
Are there energy efficiency codes for new commercial buildings?
Yes
Is the energy efficiency code for new residential buildings its own stand-alone, separate code or part of the overall building code?
No
Is the energy efficiency code for new commercial buildings its own stand-alone, separate code or part of the overall building code?
No
19.2. Is there any provision for regular updates to the code for new residential buildilngs?
Yes
19.2. Is there any provision for regular updates to the code for new commercial buildings?
Yes
EE building code regulations
Click for moreOntario Building Code, Supplementary Standard SB-1: Energy Efficiency for Housing
19.3. When was the code last updated for residential buildings?
2013
19.3. When was the code last updated for commercial buildings?
2015
Is there a system to ensure compliance with building energy efficiency codes?
Yes
Is it carried out by a third party?
Yes
Are renovated residential buildings required to meet a building energy codee?
Yes
Are renovated commercial buildings required to meet a building energy code?
Yes
20.1. Is the energy efficiency code for renovated residential buildings different from the code for new buildings?
No
20.1. Is the energy efficiency code for renovated commercial buildings different from the code for new buildings?
No
Is the energy efficiency code for renovated residential buildings its own stand-alone, separate code or part of the overall building code?
Yes
Is the energy efficiency code for renovated commercial buildings its own stand-alone, separate code or part of the overall building code?
Yes
Is there any provision for regular updates to the code for renovated residential buildings?
Yes
Is there any provision for regular updates to the code for renovated commercial buildings?
Yes
Is there a mandatory standardized rating or labeling system for the energy performance of existing buildings?
Yes
22.1. Is the labeling scheme or rating adopted from external standards?
No
Are commercial and residential buildings required to disclose property energy usage at the point of sale or when leased?
No
Are large commercial and residential buildings required to disclose property energy usage annually?
No
Are there mandates or targets for new building stocks to achieve high quality energy efficiency certifications, such as LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) (e.g. percentage of new building stocks that must be LEED certified)?
Yes
Details
Click for moreSaveONEnergy for new home builders, Enbridge Savings by Design program, discounted mortgages, home insurance discounts for LEED certified homes, grants, and rebates
LEED incentives
Yes
Local program details
Click for moreEnbridge Gas Distribution own internal program, "Energy Star" products via HydroOne and the IESO, and Toronto Hydro.

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Does a legal framework for renewable energy development exist?
Yes
Name of the Law
Click for moreGreen Energy Act, 2009
Is private sector ownership of renewable energy generation legally authorized?
Yes

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Does an official renewable energy target exist?
Yes
Overall target
Click for more30-40% of electricity generation, 19,700 MW of cumulative installed capacity. See validation worksheet for further details
Solar target
Click for more10,700 MW for combined wind, solar, and bio-energy by 2021
Wind target
Click for more10,700 MW for combined wind, solar, and bio-energy by 2021
Hydro target
Click for more9,300 MW by 2025
Biomass target
Click for more10,700 MW for combined wind, solar, and bio-energy by 2021
Geothermal target
No
Does a renewable energy action plan or strategy to attain the target exist?
Yes
Name of the action plan
0
Does the plan or startegy define the amount of investment necessary to meet the RE target?
No
The amount of investment identified
0
Is there an institution responsible for tracking progress in renewable energy development?
Yes
Name of the institution
0
Does an electricity generation plan that includes renewable energy development exist?
Yes
Name of the generation plan
0
Is the expansion plan based on a probabilistic approach?
No
Does the current transmission planning consider renewable energy scale-up?
Yes
Name of the transmission plan
0
Has the country conducted a variable renewable energy integration study?
Yes
Name of the integration study
0
Year of the integration study
Click for moreStudy is in progress
Does the country have sufficient resource abundance to warrant a solar resource atlas?
Yes
Does the government publish or endorse a solar resource atlas or other data on the abundance and quality of the resource?
Yes
Solar atlas is validated by at least 5 ground-based measurements taken for a period of at least a year;
Yes
Solar atlas has a spatial resolution of 5km or less;
No
Solar atlas is based on modeling inputs covering at least a 10 year period;
Yes
Solar atlas is accompanied by an explanation of the methodology and instrumentation
Yes
Has the country carried out strategic planning or produced zoning guidance to inform the commercial development of solar resources?
No
Has the solar resource planning or zoning guidance been undertaken as part of a strategic environmental and social assessment or equivalent process?
Yes
Are the solar resource planning or zoning guidance outputs publically available?
Yes
Does the country have sufficient resource abundance to warrant a wind resource atlas?
Yes
Does the government publish or endorse a wind resource atlas or other data on the abundance and quality of the resource?
Yes
Wind atlas is validated by at least 5 ground-based measurements taken for a period of at least a year;
Yes
Wind atlas has a spatial resolution of 5km or less;
Yes
Wind atlas is based on modeling inputs covering at least a 10 year period;
Yes
Wind atlas is accompanied by an explanation of the methodology and instrumentation
Yes
Has the country carried out strategic planning or produced zoning guidance to inform the commercial development of wind resources?
No
Has the wind resource planning or zoning guidance been undertaken as part of a strategic environmental and social assessment or equivalent process?
Yes
Are the wind resource planning or zoning guidance outputs publically available?
Yes
Does the country have sufficient resource abundance to warrant a hydro resource atlas?
Yes
Does the country publish or endorse a national hydro resource map or atlas?
Yes
Hydro atlas is validated by ground-based water run-off data and/or site surveys from potential sites;
No
Hydro atlas is accompanied by an explanation of the methodology and instrumentation
Yes
Has the country carried out strategic planning or produced zoning guidance to inform the commercial development of hydro resources?
No
Has the hydro resource planning or zoning guidance been undertaken as part of a strategic environmental and social assessment or equivalent process?
Yes
Are the hydro resource planning or zoning guidance outputs publically available?
Yes
Does the country have sufficient resource abundance to warrant a biomass resource atlas?
Yes
Does the country publish or endorse a national biomass resource map or atlas?
Yes
Biomass atlas is validated by ground-based survey or officially reported data;
No
Biomass atlas is accompanied by an explanation of the methodology and instrumentation.
Yes
Has the biomass resource planning or zoning guidance been undertaken as part of a strategic environmental and social assessment or equivalent process?
Yes
Are the biomass resource planning or zoning guidance outputs publically available?
Yes
Does the country have sufficient resource abundance to warrant a geothermal resource atlas?
Yes
Does the country publish or endorse a national geothermal resource map or atlas?
No
The governmetn has collected and recorded well data at potential geothermal sites?
No
Does the government publish a national geological map?
No
The government has supported surface exploration (geological; geochemical; temp; gradient) at potential sites?
No
The government has supported test drilling at at least one site (slim bore or full well)?
No
The government has supported the creation of a reservoir model at at least one site?
No
Has the country carried out strategic geothermal resource planning or produced zoning guidance to inform the commercial development of the resource?
No
Has the geothermal resource planning or zoning guidance been undertaken as part of a strategic environmental and social assessment or equivalent process?nt process?
No
Are the geothermal resource planning or zoning guidance outputs publically available?
No

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Is there at least one scheme to support renewable energy per unit of electricity generated? (e.g., feed-in tariff, competitive bidding/auction, mandates, generation premiums, production tax credits)?
Yes
Feed-in tariff
Yes
Feed-in tariff - Solar
Yes
Feed-in tariff - Wind
Yes
Feed-in tariff - Hydro
Yes
Feed-in tariff - Biomass
Yes
Feed-in tariff - Geothermal
No
Government body in charge
Click for moreIndependent Electricity System Operator
Projects guaranteed off-take
Yes
Solar Feed-in-tariff Price ($ cents/kWh)
20.87
Solar Feed-in-tariff Max. capacity (single)
500 kW
Solar Feed-in-tariff Max. capacity (total)
Click for moreNo technology specific maximum.
Solar Feed-in-tariff Closing date
Click for moreVaries between 18 months and 3 years based on project. See validation worksheet.
Wind Feed-in-tariff Price ($ cents/kWh)
9.72
Wind Feed-in-tariff Max. capacity (single)
500 kW
Wind Feed-in-tariff Max. capacity (total)
Click for moreNo technology specific maximum.
Wind Feed-in-tariff Closing date
Click for more3 years following the contract date.
Hydro Feed-in-tariff Price ($ cents/kWh)
18.67
Hydro Feed-in-tariff Max. capacity (single)
500 kW
Hydro Feed-in-tariff Max. capacity (total)
Click for moreNo technology specific maximum.
Hydro Feed-in-tariff Closing date
Click for more8 years following the contract date.
Biomass Feed-in-tariff Price ($ cents/kWh)
13.28
Biomass Feed-in-tariff Max. capacity (single)
500 kW
Biomass Feed-in-tariff Max. capacity (total)
Click for moreNo technology specific maximum.
Biomass Feed-in-tariff Closing date
Click for more3 years following the contract date.
Geothermal Feed-in-tariff Price ($ cents/kWh)
N/A
Geothermal Feed-in-tariff Max. capacity (single)
N/A
Geothermal Feed-in-tariff Max. capacity (total)
N/A
Geothermal Feed-in-tariff Closing date
N/A
Competitive bidding
Yes
Auction 1 - Year
2015
Auction 1 - Technology
Click for moreBioenergy, wind, solar, waterpower
Auction 1 - Project-specific tender and size (MW)
N.A
Auction 1 - Auction for total and size (MW)
565 MW
Auction 1 - Standard PPA and Term
Click for more40 years for waterpower facilities, 20 years for bioenergy, wind, and solar facilities
Auction 1 - Price ceiling
No
Auction 1 - Winning bid ($ cents/kWh)
N/A
Auction 1 - Government body in charge
IESO
Auction 2 - Year
2014
Auction 2 - Technology
Hydro
Auction 2 - Project-specific tender and size (MW)
N/A
Auction 2 - Auction for total and size (MW)
40 MW
Auction 2 - Standard PPA and Term
Click for moreSee validation worksheet.
Auction 2 - Price ceiling
No
Auction 2 - Winning bid ($ cents/kWh)
N/A
Auction 2 - Government body in charge
IESO
Winning bid guaranteed off-take
No
Mandates
No
Generation premium
No
Production tax credit
No
Does the government offer other direct fiscal incentives for renewable energy (e.g. capital subsidies, grants or rebates, investment tax credits, tax reductions?)
Yes
Investment tax credit
Yes
Accelerated depreciation
No
Reduction in import taxes
No
Reduction in sales tax or other taxes
Yes
Does the country provide prioritized access to the grid for RE?
Yes
Do RE projects receive priority in dispatch?
Yes
Are there provisions to compensate seller if offtake infrastructure is not built in time?
Yes
Are there mechanisms to compensate RE projects for lost generation due to certain curtailments after project commissioning?
Yes

Sub Indicators

Is the market entry mechanism for private RE projects defined? (e.g. 1st come 1st served; tenders)
Yes
Details
0
Are projects subject to development timelines or milestones?
Yes
Are tariffs indexed (in part or in whole) to an international currency or to inflation?
Yes
If there is a guaranteed tariff, is there a mechanism to adjust the level of the tariff for new entrants (e.g., declination)?
Yes
If there is a guaranteed tariff, is there a mechanism to differentiate tariffs based on the size of the generation plant?
Yes
If there is competitive bidding/auctions, are there provisions to ensure full and timely project completion (e.g., bid-bonds, project milestones, eligibility requirements)
No
If there is a renewable energy mandate, can it be met with tradable certificates (e.g., RECs, ROCs, TECs)?
N/A
Is the price subsidy/benefit implied by a renewable energy incentive program passed through in full or in part to the final electricity consumer?
Yes

Sub Indicators

Are there rules defining the allocation of connection costs?
Yes
What is the type of the connection cost allocation policy (i.e. shallow/deep)?
Shallow
Are there rules that allow electricity customers to purchase power directly from a third party (i.e. an entity other than the designated utility in a service area)?
Yes
Do the rules define the size and allocation of costs for transmission and distribution wheeling charges? (e.g., wheeling charges, locational pricing?)
Yes
Do the rules consider customer type/size in determining eligibility for purchasing electricity from a third party?
Yes
connection cost document
0
Does the country have a grid code that includes measures or standards addressing variable renewable energy?
Yes
Is there more than one balancing area in the country?
Yes
Are there rules for exchanging power between balancing areas that penalize variable renewable energy (e.g. through imbalance penalties)?
Yes
Are there provisions in the power exchange rules that allow for plant forecasting?
Yes

Sub Indicators

Does the government offer or allow backing of utility payments (e.g. through a letter of credit, escrow account, payment guarantee, or other)?
Yes
Information disclosure
29.16375
Are the financial statements of the largest utility publicly available?
0
Are the financial statements of the largest generation company publicly available?
Yes
Are the financial statements of the largest transmission company publicly available?
Yes
Are the financial statements of the largest distribution company publicly available?
Yes
Are the financial statements of the largest retail electricity sales company publicly available?
Yes
Are the following metrics published in a primary official document (by the utility, regulator or ministry and/or government)?
0
Is the transmission loss rate published in a primary official document (by the utility, regulator or ministry and/or government)?
Yes
Is the distribution loss rate published in a primary official document (by the utility, regulator or ministry and/or government)?
Yes
Is the bill collection rate published in a primary official document (by the utility, regulator or ministry and/or government)?
No
Is the amount of electricity available for sale to end-users published in a primary official document (by the utility, regulator or ministry and/or government)?
Yes
Information Auditing
33.33
Financial statements independently audited?
0
Are the financial statements of the largest generation company audited?
Yes
Are the financial statements of the largest transmission company audited?
Yes
Are the financial statements of the largest distribution company audited?
Yes
Are the financial statements of the largest retail electricity sales company audited?
Yes
Monitoring Reliability
0
Is the utility operating an incidence/outage recording system (or SCADA/EMS with such functionality)?
Yes
Is the utility measuring the SAIDI and SAIFI or any other measurements for service reliability?
Yes
Are the data reported to the regulatory body?
Yes
Are the data available to the public?
Yes
Name of the selected utility
Click for moreToronto Hydro Corporation
data - 17.1. Current ratio (working capital ratio)
Click for more0.665396565683691
data - 17.2 Debt Service Coverage Ratio
Click for more3.30169696309021
data - 17.3 Days payable outstanding
Click for more66.2981273327413
data - 17.4 EBITDA margin
Click for more0.111609400955595
Current ratio (working capital ratio) of selected utility
0
Debt Service Coverage Ratio of selected utility
25
Days payable outstanding of selected utility
25
EBITDA margin of selected utility
17.86

Sub Indicators

Is there a carbon pricing mechanism in place?
Yes
For any carbon pricing mechanism (e.g. carbon tax, emission trading system), what is the portion of national GHG emissions covered)?
Click for more21.0137860465053%
Is there a monitoring, reporting and verification system for greenhouse gas emissions in place?
Yes
  • Score : 67-100
  • Score : 34-66
  • Score : 0-33
Policy Framework
National Plans
YesEE legislation or action plan
YesNational EE target: overall
NoNational EE target: residential
YesNational EE target: commercial
YesNational EE target: industrial
YesNational EE target: power sector
Customer billing and pricing
YesReport electricity consumption to consumers: residential
YesReport electricity consumption to consumers: commercial
YesReport electricity consumption to consumers: indusdrial
YesReport electricity price to consumers: residential
YesReport electricity price to consumers: commercial
YesReport electricity price to consumers: industrial
YesTime of use pricing: residential
YesTime of use pricing: commercial
YesTime of use pricing: industrial
Large consumers
novalueMandatory energy usage tracking
YesEE requirements: consumption tracking
YesEE requirements: targets
NoEE requirements: energy audits
YesEE requirements: other
YesEE incentives: financial incentives
novalueEE incentives: tax incentives
YesEE incentives: other
Public entities
YesEE obligations for public facilities
YesEE public procurement requirements
Utilities
YesMandates: generation
YesMandates: T&D
YesMandates: DSM
Standards and labeling
YesEE standards: refrigerators
YesEE standards: air conditioning
YesEE standards: lighting
YesEE standards: industrial electric motors
YesEE standards: other industrial equipment
YesEE standards: vehicles
YesEE labels: refrigerators
YesEE labels: air conditioning
YesEE labels: lighting
YesEE labels: industrial electric motors
NoEE labels: other industrial equipment
YesEE labels: vehicles
Building codes and incentives
NoEE building codes: residential
YesEE building codes: commercial
Legal Framework
YesPrimary legislation governing RE
novaluePrivate ownership of generation legally authorized
Planning
YesRenewable energy target: overall
10,700 MW for combined wind, solar, and bio-energy by 2021Renewable energy target: biomass
NoRenewable energy target: geothermal
9,300 MW by 2025Renewable energy target: hydropower
10,700 MW for combined wind, solar, and bio-energy by 2021Renewable energy target: solar
10,700 MW for combined wind, solar, and bio-energy by 2021Renewable energy target: wind
YesRenewable energy strategy
YesGeneration plan including RE
YesTransmission plan including RE
YesVariable RE integration study complete
YesResource maps: Biomass
YesResource maps: Geothermal
YesResource maps: Hydro
YesResource maps: Solar
novalueResource maps: Wind
Incentives and Regulatory Support
YesGeneration support scheme: feed-in tariff
YesGeneration support scheme: competitive bidding
NoGeneration support scheme: other
YesFiscal incentives
YesPriority dispatch
Network connection and access
YesConnection cost rules
YesThird party use of system
YesGrid code covering RE
Sector Structure and Statistics
Annual electricity generation (GWh)
620444
Length of transmission system
29344
Length of distribution system (km)
27750
T&D loss rate (2-year average where available)
0.09
Bill collection rate (2-year average where available)
N/A
Level of competition
Retail market competition
Level of unbundling
Partially vertically unbundled
Private sector participation
error
IPP capacity share
0.00%
Retail Tariffs
Selected retail / distribution + retail utility
Toronto Hydro Corporation
Retail electricity tariff (average of all end-users)
USD 0.1
Retail electricity tariff (residential)
USD 0.04
Retail electricity tariff (commercial)
USD 0.03
Retail electricity tariff (industrial)
USD 0.01
Generation Mix
Institutions, Utilities and Market Operators
Energy Ministry / Planning Entity
Independent Electricity System Operator
Separate Electricity Regulator (year established)
The National Energy Board and provincial regulators (-)
Transmission System Operator
None
Independent System Operator
Independent Electricity System Operator
Wholesale Market Operator
Independent Electricity System Operator