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Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-op – The role of nuclear energy in the price of electricity in Ontario

August 28, 2017

The cost of generating electricity has come under considerable scrutiny in recent years. A recent breakdown of an average residential Ontario electricity bill in 2016 is as follows. The total was $176 per month. About half of the bill is from the cost of the electricity itself. Roughly a third of the bill is delivery charges and the remainder is taxes, regulatory charges plus other fees and rebates.

Ontario’s electricity is generated in many different ways. The 2016 electricity mix is about 63% nuclear, 24% hydroelectric, 6% natural gas and oil, 6% wind, and 1% for solar, biofuel and others. The cost to produce electricity from the above sources is shared among all Ontarians.

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