Ontario's Minister of Energy Brad Duguid announced today that the Ontario government has directed the Ontario Power Authority not to proceed with plans to build a highly controversial gas-fired power plant in Oakville. The government has decided that changes in demand and supply in ontario electricity sector mean the plant is no longer needed and that the needs of the Southwest Greater Toronto Area can be served by investing in a new transmission.

The proponent of the facility, TransCanada, has issued a statement that it will begin discussions with the OPA "where both sides mutually agree to terminate the contract and discuss reasonable payments TransCanada is entitled to."