On December 16, The Society of United Professionals provided its Long- term Energy Plan (LTEP) submission to the Ministry of Energy as part of Ontario’s LTEP consultation.
SEP submitted recommendations regarding the role of nuclear, investments in transmission and distribution systems, and opportunities for renewal energy.
On nuclear, SEP advised that the province should continue with the refurbishment of 10 units at the Darlington and Bruce Nuclear Generating Stations, continue operations at Pickering through to 2024, and plan for a future low-carbon, cost-effective supply mix that includes replacement nuclear capacity built at Darlington.
SEP also supported transmission enhancements and expansion in the province to unlock incremental supply potential, including a North-South transmission reinforcement to access clean hydroelectric generation assets across Northern Ontario. The union’s LTEP submission also advocated for the technical as well as regulatory preparedness for local distribution companies to implement climate change-driven electrification.
On the Renewable Energy – biomass and hydroelectric specifically – SEP supported the continued operation of renewable bioenergy facilities in Northern Ontario (Atikokan and Thunder Bay GS), and additional renewable energy partnerships with First Nations.
The full SEP LTEP submission is available by clicking here.