Electrification

Playing our Roles in Net Zero 2050 (Carbon Neutral)

Electrification:

The Process of Converting our Systems and Operations to use Electrical Power.

We will Plug-In more: manufacturing, transport, heating & cooling, appliances & devices

Obstacles & Opportunities:

Innovating and Investing to improve reliability, supply, economic feasibility, land usage and infrastructure developments:

  1. Renewables: https://ourworldindata.org/cheap-renewables-growth

    • Solar (photovoltaics)

    • Wind (off-shore potential)

  2. Nuclear

    • Fission

    • Fusion

  3. Energy Storage

  • Flow Batteries and improving Lithium-Ion

  • Pumped Hydro (incl. underground reservoirs)

  • Thermal Storage (ex. molten salt)

  • Hydrogen (improving the electrolysis process and electrolyzers)

4. Carbon Capture

  • Point Capture

  • Direct Air Capture

5. Electric Vehicles

  • Strong potential to improve air quality, but dependant on the GHG emission-free electricity generation sources

Ontario Electricity

Rates are Determined by the Ontario Energy Board (OEB)


The Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) directs the flow of electricity on the market


Generation in Ontario is produced by a variety of Fuel Types

    • Live Grid Watch per Energy Sources

      • The leading electricity generator: Ontario Power Generation (OPG)