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Hans
04-15-2016, 07:24 AM
Ontarians consumed less electricity than expected over the recent milder winter. As a result of lower usage, Regulated Price Plan (RPP) prices did not recover the full cost of serving RPP customers. One of the main reasons prices are increasing in May is to recover this shortfall.

The price is increasing by approximately $3.13 per month on the "Electricity" line, and about 2.5 percent on the total bill, for a household that consumes 750 kWh per month.


https://www.sootoday.com/local-news/you-didnt-use-enough-electricity-this-winter-so-prices-are-going-up-279752


I wish my wage would increase with an equal percentage.

Anapeg
04-15-2016, 10:55 AM
It would seem they wish to push simply to illicit some sort of a response from the public. Personal wind/solar power is looking more attractive all the time.

Bluesky
04-15-2016, 11:01 AM
Solar power? Oh no! Then our consumption will be even less, and thus we will pay even more!

I think next time I am at the grocery store, I will buy more, and then insist on paying less. If Hydro can do it, so can I!

Hans
04-15-2016, 07:33 PM
Or even better: we could all at the same time shut our panels off for 10 minutes and take the whole grid down with it.
Now that would show them who's the boss.

Anapeg
04-15-2016, 07:58 PM
Or even better: we could all at the same time shut our panels off for 10 minutes and take the whole grid down with it.
Now that would show them who's the boss.

It sure as Hell would. Any damages would be paid for by homeowners yet again. Ah yes, the joys of having a monopoly.

Hans
04-15-2016, 08:59 PM
It would not cause damage, just cause the grid to go down.

Anapeg
04-16-2016, 02:02 AM
I am game, sign me up.

Hans
04-16-2016, 05:40 PM
We should all be game. It would send a clear message we are in control, not the corporations.

Bluesky
04-17-2016, 05:02 PM
We should all be game. It would send a clear message we are in control, not the corporations.

Except that the corporations and industries use more electricty in 10 minutes than we do in a week. So a residential boycott would be a minor blip. The grid would not crash.

Hans
04-18-2016, 01:03 AM
http://www.electricity.ca/media/Industry%20Data%20and%20Electricity%20101%20May%20 2012/KeyCanadianElectricityStatistics_2012.pdf

31.8% is residential. That would be enough to cause serious issues should that all of a sudden drop down dramatically for some reason.