August 21, 2014 4:38 pm

Wynne says Ontario may buy more electricity from Quebec

Ferdinand Ostrop/The Canadian Press

QUEBEC – Premier Kathleen Wynne is raising the possibility that Ontario may buy more electricity from Quebec.

Speaking in Quebec City, she says her government needs to look at it, but any changes would have to be a good deal for the province.

Wynne says she’s wants more industry in northern Ontario and there may be a way to improve Ontario’s energy partnership with Quebec if that’s possible.

She says she doesn’t know what the details of a new deal might be, but it’s something that needs to be examined.

Some environmental groups have been urging Ontario to import more Quebec power, saying it’s cheaper than domestic nuclear generation.

Ontario is planning to embark on a multibillion-dollar refurbishment of its Darlington Nuclear Station in 2016.

The government’s long-term energy plan says the province will consider clean imports from other jurisdictions when they would have system benefits and are cost effective for ratepayers.

Ontario has interconnections with Manitoba, as well as Minnesota, Michigan and New York state.

© 2014 The Canadian Press

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