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MONTHLY MARKET UPDATE: JUNE 2013
Date Issued: August 13, 2013

Ontario experienced its first heat wave in late June, resulting in the highest Ontario demand for the year so far at 22,662 MW on June 24. The lowest demand for the month was 10,816 MW.

The breakdown of energy produced in Ontario in June 2013 is as follows:

Nuclear: 59%
Hydroelectric: 26%
Gas/oil: 8%
Coal: 2%
Wind: 2%
Imports: 3%
Other: 1%

 


Market at a Glance

Year to Date (Jan. 1 - Jun. 30)

Total Ontario Demand:

69,495
GWh*

Average Weighted Hourly Price:

2.82
¢/kWh

ONTARIO DEMAND

Total Monthly Demand for June:

11,175 GWh

Highest Hourly Demand:

(at 4:00 p.m., June 24)

22,662 MW

Lowest Hourly Demand:

(at 6:00 a.m., June 9)

10,816 MW

Average Hourly Demand:

15,520 MW

Average Hourly Available Capacity:

25,113 MW

Average Hourly Imports:

320 MW

Average Hourly Exports:

1,543 MW

WHOLESALE PRICES

Average Hourly Weighted Price for June:

2.76 ¢/kWh

Average Weighted Price between 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

(daytime M-F)

2.76 ¢/kWh

Average Weighted Price between 8:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m.

(evening M-F)

2.00 ¢/kWh

ENERGY SUPPLY BY FUEL TYPE

Supply By Fuel Type for June:

Nuclear:

7.2 TWh

 

59%

Hydro:

3.2 TWh

26%

Gas/Oil:

1.0 TWh

8%

Coal:

0.1 TWh

2%

Wind:

0.3 TWh

2%

Other (biomass):

0.1 TWh

1%

Imports:

0.3 TWh

3%

*A Megawatt (MW) is a unit of electrical power equal to one million watts. (A typical light bulb uses 100 W of power) A Megawatt-hour (MWh) is the measure of one million watts produced or consumed in one hour. For example, one MWh is enough electricity to power 10,000 light bulbs for an hour. A Gigawatt-hour (GWh) is equal to 1,000 MWh. A Terawatt-hour (TWh) is equal to 1,000 GWh.

This Monthly Market Update contains preliminary information only. Final figures are available in the Monthly Market Report published on the Market Summaries page in the "Inside the Market" section of this site. These are published on the 15th of each month.