CPA Public Affairs
December 2017

ON: Ontario Long-Term Energy Plan Analysis

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On October 26, the Ontario Ministry of Energy released the 2017 Long-Term Energy Plan (LTEP), setting out a 20-year roadmap for the province’s energy future. Following the document’s release, the CPA has analyzed the LTEP and determined the following conclusions on what it means for the propane industry. 

As with previous versions of the LTEP (2010 & 2013), the focus in 2017 is on electricity generation and distribution, with limited detail on the future direction of the fuel sector. However, the CPA believes there are some broad themes in the LTEP that can apply to the propane industry and its future direction, particularly in remote communities. The industry must continue to show, and gain support for, the concept that propane is the best energy choice for many rural, remote and Indigenous communities – it is cost-effective, low-emission and requires limited infrastructure spending. With the threat of natural gas expansion and the push for increased electrification, the industry must continue communicating our unique value and creating solutions for these communities. The CPA is advocating on your behalf, to ensure that propane is part of the fuel mix.

CPA members can read CPA’s full analysis on Ontario’s 2017 Long-Term Energy Plan here

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