As Konrad Yakabuski points out, Hydro Québec “is sitting on massive surpluses” (Northern Pass Rejection Would Have Repercussions For Hydro-Québec's Future, Feb. 14). So why is Ontario not taking advantage of this situation?
Hydro Quebec is offering Massachusetts power at a cost that is roughly one-third of what Ontario Power Generation wants for power from rebuilt reactors. We don’t need to build a new transmission corridor through a mountain landscape to get this power – we simply need to use our existing connections. It is a no-brainer for both provinces to make a deal.
Unfortunately, Ontario can’t stop musing about some farfetched future where problem plagued nuclear power actually makes sense. It is time to for the Wynne government to stop dreaming and start dealing.
Jack Gibbons, chair, Ontario Clean Air Alliance Toronto