The battle over the power grid is now entering its fourth year, with a third-quarter that was the worst since the financial crisis.
In fact, the fifth quarter is the worst in two years, with the average of the past five quarters.
That’s a trend that’s been seen in every major electricity industry since the end of the last recession.
In the past two years alone, average prices for electric appliances have gone up by about 5 per cent.
This is happening at a time when the cost of electricity has dropped more than expected.
While the energy sector is a big contributor to COVID-19 costs, a big factor is the rising costs of fuel.
In this year’s third quarter, the average cost of heating oil, diesel and natural gas was up 13.6 per cent, while the average price of oil for gas jumped by 15.6 cents per litre.
This has been particularly acute in Ontario, where electricity costs jumped an average of 28.5 per cent from the third quarter of 2016 to the fourth quarter of 2017.
The Ontario government said it would be “implementing cost containment measures” in 2017, with an aim to lower the cost per kilowatt hour of electricity.
But the cost-cutting measures have not been fully implemented.
The electricity industry, which includes both traditional and renewable sources of energy, is struggling to keep up.
Last week, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne announced a carbon tax, which will increase the provincial gas tax by 10 cents per $100 of annual income.
This will raise more than $2 billion over the next five years, a fraction of the $2.2 billion Wynne expects to raise by the end.
The price of gasoline will also increase by more than 10 cents a litre, to $3.35 a litres.
That means that by 2021, the price of gas will be $4.75 per litres in Ontario.
While this might seem like a big price hike, it’s still lower than the price charged by most countries.
The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers says that the average household in the country will pay about $5,500 per year for gas in 2021, while a typical family will pay $10,000 per year.
“In comparison, an average household will pay more than twice that amount for diesel in 2021,” the association’s president and CEO, David Gagnon, said in a statement.
Ontario, like many other provinces, has struggled with the impact of the economic downturn on its electricity system.
But as it struggles to cut costs, the industry has also been hit by a series of problems that are forcing the industry to adjust.
This year alone, it lost some 200,000 jobs in the electricity sector, a drop of about 30 per cent compared with the previous year.
According to the Ontario Power Authority, the province is now expected to lose more than 3,000 megawatts of power in 2020 alone.
Ontario also lost about $1.4 billion in revenue during the first quarter of 2021 alone, due to the price hikes of fuel and heating oil.
At the same time, electricity prices are up more than 5 per the cost, and are expected to climb to $7.80 a megawatt hour in 2021.
This means that electricity costs will continue to rise, even as governments are making more money.
The cost of natural gas is also rising at an even faster rate.
In 2017, natural gas prices averaged $2 per million British thermal units (MMBtu), compared with $1 per MMBtu in 2016.
Gas prices rose more than 30 per per cent during the same period.
However, in 2017 the natural gas market was in a tailspin, as supply from overseas began to drop.
As a result, prices began to fall for a number of producers, including gas-fired power plants.
“This is a natural market correction that will be a long-term challenge for Ontario,” Gagnons said.
In an effort to keep prices down, many energy companies have taken steps to lower costs by diversifying their supply, as well as by selling more electricity-generating assets.
The average Canadian household now has more than 500,000 kilowatts of electricity in the home, down from more than 2.5 million kilowats in 2016, according to the Canadian Energy Research Institute.
However in 2017 electricity demand from the electricity grid fell slightly, by 1.4 per cent in Ontario compared with 2016.
The energy sector in Ontario has been suffering from falling demand in the years following the Great Recession, but the recent financial downturn has made the situation even worse.
Ontario’s electricity market is also experiencing a surge in wind power.
It is expected that in 2020, the amount of electricity produced by wind power will grow by 10 per cent to around 8,000 MW.
Meanwhile, the power generated by hydro has declined by around a