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This program is responsible for developing the energy policy framework of Ontario that is central to the building of a strong and prosperous economy. It provides leadership and support to the energy sector to achieve a diverse, environmentally-sustainable and competitively-priced energy supply and transmission and distribution systems. The program supports energy conservation and efficiency and the development of renewable and cleaner energy, including activities related to the implementation of the Green Energy and Green Economy Act, 2009.

This program also includes initiatives that support Ontario’s legal obligations with respect to consulting with Aboriginal peoples and that facilitate the participation of Aboriginal peoples in the development and implementation of renewable energy projects, and transmission and distribution systems.

Through its oversight of the Ontario Energy Board, the Ontario Power Authority and the Independent Electricity System Operator, this program is responsible for setting the legislative and policy framework to assure safe and reliable supply and delivery of both electricity and natural gas to the province's energy consumers. It also represents the shareholder in dealings with Hydro One and Ontario Power Generation.

VOTE SUMMARY
($)
ITEM # ITEM

Estimates
2010-11

Estimates
2009-10

Difference
Between
2010-11
and
2009-10

Actual
2008-09

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
1 Policy and Programs 203,715,100 185,012,400 18,702,700 87,781,007
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 203,715,100 185,012,400 18,702,700 87,781,007
  Total Operating Expense 203,715,100 185,012,400 18,702,700 87,781,007



Standard Account by Item and Sub-items
($)
VOTE -ITEM
#
STANDARD ACCOUNT BY ITEM AND SUB-ITEMS      
  OPERATING EXPENSE      
2902-1 Policy and Programs      
  Salaries and wages     12,048,900
  Employee benefits     1,524,600
  Transportation and communication     492,600
  Services     20,324,100
  Supplies and equipment     377,700
  Transfer payments      
     Home Energy Audit Fund   34,439,700  
     Ontario Home Energy Retrofit Program   111,717,500  
     Ontario Renewable Heat Program   4,090,000  
     World Green Building Council   100,000  
     Residential Renewable Energy Program   14,800,000  
     Conservation Initiatives   2,200,000  
     Aboriginal Engagement Agreements   200,000  
     Green Energy Initiatives   1,400,000 168,947,200
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     203,715,100
  Total Operating Expense for Energy Sector Transformation Program     203,715,100