Message: D09-12267

From: John Pickernell
To: Batul Rahimtoola
Cc:
Sent: 2009-09-16 at 2:22 PM
Received: 2009-09-16 at 2:22 PM
Subject: FW: EB-2009-0096





______________________

John Pickernell

Assistant Board Secretary

Ontario Energy Board

416-440-7605

Fax: 416-440-7656

Website: www.oeb.gov.on.ca

Official Correspondence: BoardSec@oeb.gov.on.ca



Address:

P.O. Box 2319

2300 Yonge Street 27th Floor

Toronto, ON

M4P 1E4

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From: Grant Church [mailto:churchg@sympatico.ca]
Sent: September 16, 2009 2:21 PM
To: John Pickernell
Subject: Re: EB-2009-0096



Grant Church
Box 842
Cayuga, Ontario
N0A 1E0
Phone: (905) 772 0677
September 12, 2009

EB-2009-0096

Dear Ontario Energy Board,

We already pay significantly higher transmission costs than many other jurisdictions. Many companies and individuals are suffering economic hardships specifically because of our high overall electricity price. The commodity portion in itself is higher than the total price in some other North American jurisdictions.

Weyerhaeuser and AbitibiBowater both claim that Ontario has the highest electricity prices of all the jurisdictions they operate in. Electricity is 30% of the cost of making paper. We have lost thousands of jobs in the paper making sector alone. Other industries have complained as well.

The governmentÂ’s misguided coal closure plan combined with the Green Energy Act initiatives and resulting transmission upgrades will be too expensive for industry or individuals to bare. Spain went this route sending industrial rates up by 100% inducing an unemployment rate of 18%. Industries warned the government and were ignored. Industries left the country en mass.

People are facing either paying their hydro bill or the rent now. Imagine the increase in their agony.

Hydro One needs to be better managed and not given any increase.

Sincerely,

Grant Church


John Pickernell wrote:





______________________

John Pickernell

Assistant Board Secretary

Ontario Energy Board

416-440-7605

Fax: 416-440-7656

Website: www.oeb.gov.on.ca

Official Correspondence: BoardSec@oeb.gov.on.ca



Address:

P.O. Box 2319

2300 Yonge Street 27th Floor

Toronto, ON

M4P 1E4

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