NDP Want Power Plant Deal Details Released
The Ontario NDP is calling for the province's Auditor General to look into private power deals and what it means to your electricity bill.
Leader Andrea Horwath says consumers are baring the brunt of the cost of these contracts, pointing to ones recently signed to move the planned plants in Mississauga and Oakville.
Horwath says they have a Freedom of Information request to get info on one of the new deals, noting the energy system isn't transparent enough.
This plea comes a week after 36,000 pages of documentation surrounding the cancellations of those two power plants was released by the Liberal government.
Buried in the PDF file is information that the private companies which own gas powered plants are getting paid fixed prices by the province instead of getting cash for the amount of energy produced.
That means it doesn't matter if a plant is pumping energy into the system at 25 per cent capacity or 100 per cent, it gets paid the same amount.
Meantime, PC leader Tim Hudak maintains the cost to cancel the power plants are higher than the Liberals claim and that there are more documents out there that need to be released.