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Cold storage gathers investment steam

Ontario’s esoteric electricity pricing scheme is well matched to a burgeoning, but niche alternative real estate asset class. Cold storage facilities are flagged to deliver robust returns to investors due to the evolution of food retailing, demand for vaccines and other pharmaceuticals, and the thriving outlook for the warehouse/distribution and logistics sector in general. However, those prospects come with complicated and costly development and operating considerations.


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Heat is on for electricity demand projections

Large commercial customers enrolled in Ontario’s Industrial Conservation Initiative program have renewed incentive to curb energy loads during peak demand periods this summer. » READ MORE

Parsing Ontario’s electricity cost allocation

Ontario’s large commercial electricity customers can approach the looming annual decision about their billing structure for the 12 months beginning July 1 with the assurance of long-term relief on a portion of their costs. That’s to be weighed against uncertainties around energy demand and whether a locked-in cost allocation formula that looked favourable in pre-pandemic times will remain so until June 30, 2022. » READ MORE

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