Despite Wynne’s rate drop, electricity costs continue to shock

May 8, 2017 at 10:03 , by admin

Tor Krueger, owner of Udder Way Artisan Cheese Co. of Stoney Creek, Ont., said his hydro bills really shot up this past winter, and that’s why he wants to get his power off-grid.
(Udder Way Artisan Cheese Co)

An Ontario artisanal cheese maker wants to take his business off the grid and a food processor is being counselled to use more electricity in order to qualify for an energy-conservation program.

These small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are contemplating actions they normally wouldn’t take in order to deal with Ontario’s soaring electricity costs, even though the province has pledged more financial aid to relieve them.

On April 27, the Wynne government promised to spend $2.5-billion over the next three years on relief programs to help households and SMBs deal with their crushing hydro bills.

Click here to read the full story originally published in The Globe and Mail.

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