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I agree that rural Ontario is doing its share and not reaping the benefits. The majority of green energy is being placed on distribution grids and not on transmission grids. What that means, besides lower overhead and less power losses, is that it is being consumed locally, in rural areas and small towns. We don't have the technology to route that electricity to Toronto or Hamilton.
And yet the price being charged to rural Ontarians for electricity doesn't reflect this savings. People in Toronto may be shocked to find out that rural Ontarians are charged more for transmission than for electricity. And that's even if the electricity is being produced next door and transmitted through the power line that goes to their house. That's because rural people deal with the bloated bureaucracy of Hydro One, an organization that is feeling its empire threatened, rather than with a locally-owned distribution company like in urban areas. If you charged the actual cost of delivery electricity to residents in the vicinity of wind turbines, their bill would go down. Isn't that a nice way of saying thank you?