[oclug] [OT] Solar / Renewable Power Generation
bb at L8R.net
Mon Aug 12 17:19:29 EDT 2002
On Mon, 12 Aug 2002 16:45:26 -0400 (EDT)
Jon Earle <je_linux at kronos.honk.org> wrote:
> As yet, Hydro One has no provision to buy electricity from private
> producers, and according to that lady in Metcalfe who was in the
I know that at one point Ontario Hydro was _required_ to buy back from
_anyone_ that had excess power. It would be a shame if this has changed.
> alternative energy biz, private producers (the small guys) cannot
> participate in the open market (which makes one wonder how open it
> really is - looks like Ontario Hydro is still there, just reformed under
> a mountain of paperwork claiming the opposite) due to a dearth of
> regulations, red rape, I mean tape, and the fact that one cannot afford
> to sue the OEB to actually get the market truly open.
> I'm not so much concerned about selling back to the grid at this point,
> I just want to be free of the greedy energy companies.
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