The Northern Ontario Municipal Association is asking the provincial government to apply a regional price for electricity across northwestern Ontario.
NOMA President Wendy Landry says her association strongly believes our region should receive the benefit of low-cost hydro-electric generation scattered throughout the area rather than the higher blended price applied to the entire province.
She says lowering the cost of electricity will attract new industry and save northwestern Ontarians money.
The Common Voice Northwest Energy Task Force Report concluded that customers in the northwest would see their electrical bill decrease by 20% if a regional price was implemented.
The Task Force along with NOMA have laid out several key conditions they want met before a regional price is issued in our region.