Restructuring of Ontario's electricity supply system: An analysis of the proposals

Joseph A. Doucet*, Anthony G. Heyes

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In November 1995 the Government of the Province of Ontario (Canada) created an independent committee, the Macdonald Committee, to analyse Ontario's electricity industry and provide proposals for a transition to a competitive market. We present an overview and analysis of the proposals. We conclude that two principles are key to the success of the restructuring initiative: vertical separation of generation and transmission, and robust competition in generation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)271-281
Number of pages11
JournalUtilities Policy
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1997

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Doucet acknowledges financial support from the Fonds FCAR (Qudbec) and Universitd Laval, as well as the hospitality of the Public Utility Research Center of the University of Florida during the 1996-1997 academic year. Useful comments were provided by a referee, one of the editors, Catherine Heyes, Michel Roland and Marie Rounding. All errors are the authors' responsibility.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Development
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law


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