Batteries Benefit From Ontario’s Bizarre Energy Market

By [email protected] Batteries are benefiting from a bizarre market setup in Ontario that has politicians canceling energy-saving programs while at the same time pledging to cut bills.

The Canadian province is fighting to reduce the financial burden imposed by generous energy contracts and subsidy programs, which can represent up to 70 percent of electricity costs for commercial and industrial (C&I) customers unable to avoid system peaks.

A growing number of C&I businesses are turning to energy storage to escape the charges, which are lumped into what is called the Global Adjustment (GA) fee.

The GA, which was introduced in Ontario’s 2009 Green Energy Act, has

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