Ontario’s electricity system is in transition. Driven by economy-wide decarbonization efforts in response to the global climate crisis, Ontario’s electricity sector is rapidly evolving to enable the shift from fossil-based energy sources to clean energy sources. Whether it is the installation of a new electric vehicle charging station, the development of a local microgrid system or the upkeep of a large-scale transmission line, electrical contractors and their skilled workforce are essential to powering Ontario’s economy, especially now as the need for new electricity supply grows.
ECAO member contractors are uniquely positioned to assist in this electricity system transition, and the opportunity to increase our market share as a result is substantial. It is our contractor members, as the ‘experts’ in the industry, who should be at the forefront of designing and installing these complex systems.
Ontario’s Energy Future Sector Analysis Report reviews the main drivers for change in Ontario’s electricity system, summarizes critical trends in the province’s electricity sector and provides recommendations to ensure the labour readiness of the electrical contracting industry. We commissioned this report in collaboration with Rubicon Strategy and Power Advisory for our members.
Please refer to the Executive Summary for the key takeaways from this report. We strongly recommend that you:
→ READ THE REPORT – consider its content in relation to your business
→ DISTRIBUTE THE REPORT – share it with your employees, colleagues, partners
→ DISCUSS THE REPORT – have frank discussions about Ontario’s electricity future and how you can evolve and grow to meet the industry’s needs and ensure your success
Furthermore, an Education Session on Ontario's Energy Future has been scheduled at our upcoming AGM on June 1st at 2:30 PM, where the panel will thoroughly discuss the report.