To invest in green power infrastructure, we’ll need to reboot Canada’s electricity markets

To avoid wasting large sums of money and reinforcing status quo, a roadmap for electricity harmonization should be created

Infrastructure investments are always a favourite in economic stimulus packages. There’s a good reason for this: infrastructure is a key building block of our productivity. Think about the effort involved in crossing Canada’s rivers without a bridge or travelling the country without roads. Power infrastructure has played an equally critical role in transforming modern life. Electrons are the key input for lighting, refrigeration, computation, as well as the sharing of information and entertainment, among other services, that make our lives so much easier than our great-grandparents’. We enjoy with such nonchalance the benefits of power generation, transmission and distribution infrastructures that we mostly forget about them.

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