Reducing emissions from transportation is essential to meeting climate change and environmental goals. Ontario is aggressively pursuing the advancement of electrified transportation to economic and decarbonization objectives. The government is moving to develop a domestic EV battery ecosystem in the province and position Ontario as a North American automotive innovation hub. The Minster of Energy has asked the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) to provide him with options to implement an ultra-low overnight Time-of-Use electricity price plan to support electric vehicle adoption by reducing overnight EV charging costs when electricity demand is lower. Further, the Minister’s mandate letter to the OEB states that the regulator must take steps to facilitate the efficient integration of electric vehicles into the provincial electricity system, including providing guidance to Local Distribution Companies (LDCs) on system investments to prepare for EV adoption.
The Ontario Energy Association Speaker Series will present the panel discussion "Upgrading the Grid for Transportation" with industry leaders on the challenges and opportunities of upgrading Ontario’s electricity distribution system to accommodate the electrification of transportation.