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This program is responsible for developing Ontario's energy policy framework, which is central to the building of a strong and prosperous economy. It provides leadership and support to the energy sector to ensure clean, reliable, cost-effective and sustainable energy supply, transmission and distribution systems. The program supports energy conservation and efficiency, the development of cleaner forms of energy, and the implementation of the Green Energy and Green Economy Act, 2009. This program also facilitates the participation of Aboriginal communities in the development and implementation of renewable energy projects and transmission and distribution systems, and oversees consultation with First Nations and M├ętis on these activities.

VOTE SUMMARY
($)
ITEM # ITEM

Estimates
2012-13

Estimates
2011-12

Difference
Between
2012-13
and
2011-12

Actual
2010-11

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
1 Policy and Programs 39,230,400 55,950,000 (16,719,600) 448,204,837
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 39,230,400 55,950,000 (16,719,600) 448,204,837
  Total Operating Expense 39,230,400 55,950,000 (16,719,600) 448,204,837
  CAPITAL EXPENSE        
4 Energy Development and Management - Expense related to Capital Assets 1,000 1,000 - -
  TOTAL CAPITAL EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 1,000 1,000 - -
Statutory Amortization Expense, the Financial Administration Act 1,000 1,000 - -
  Total Statutory Appropriations 1,000 1,000 - -
  Total Capital Expense 2,000 2,000 - -
  CAPITAL ASSETS        
5 Energy Development and Management 1,000 1,000 - -
  TOTAL CAPITAL ASSETS TO BE VOTED 1,000 1,000 - -
  Total Capital Assets 1,000 1,000 - -


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     12,087,800
  Employee benefits     1,519,500
  Transportation and communication     388,700
  Services     10,179,600
  Supplies and equipment     316,400
  Transfer payments      
     Conservation Initiatives   1,900,000  
     Aboriginal Engagement Agreements   200,000  
     Green Energy Initiatives   863,400  
     Smart Grid Fund   11,775,000 14,738,400
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     39,230,400
  Total Operating Expense for Energy Development and Management     39,230,400
  CAPITAL EXPENSE      
2902-4 Energy Development and Management - Expense related to Capital Assets      
  Other transactions      
     Loss on asset disposal     1,000
  Total Capital Expense to be Voted     1,000
  Statutory Appropriation      
  Other transactions      
Statutory    Amortization Expense, the Financial Administration Act     1,000
  Total Capital Expense for Energy Development and Management     2,000
  CAPITAL ASSETS      
2902-5 Energy Development and Management      
  Land and marine fleet     1,000
  Total Capital Assets to be Voted     1,000
  Total Capital Assets for Energy Development and Management     1,000