Why you should join
Reliable electricity at affordable prices is essential to your success as well as Ontario’s overall economic competitiveness, employment opportunities and quality of life. Joining AMPCO gives you a voice in this critical aspect of your business.
Expertise to help improve your bottom line+
Ontario’s electricity pricing regime is the result of a complex regulatory environment. As a member, you will have ready access to a knowledgeable staff that can help you understand the sector– so that you can act to reduce costs.
AMPCO communicates regularly with decision-makers in government, power utilities, the media, industry and other associations. We maintain a roster of expert legal, technical, and public affairs counsel. We also monitor economic, technical, and legislative developments that affect members and we focus on the issues that matter most to you.
Strategic alliances for a stronger voice+
We look for common interests and forge alliances with industry associations and other consumer organizations because it works – increasing our influence and leveraging our efforts.
Timely action on critical issues+
AMPCO proactively monitors the development of government policy and market rules so that you don’t have to. As a lean organization, we can ramp up quickly and lobby effectively at the earliest sign of a threat to member interests.
Primary research on electricity issues+
AMPCO monitors industrial rates in Ontario and other jurisdictions so we can benchmark Ontario’s electricity competitiveness. We also provide forecasts of where Ontario prices are going. Our research is recognized by industry, government, and regulators as an important source of information.
Ensuring you have a place at the table+
AMPCO has unparalleled access to important players in the electricity sector. We are involved in policy and regulatory discussions with numerous ministries and provide input to the Ontario Energy Board, and the Independent Electricity System Operator. Joining AMPCO ensures your interests are represented when important issues are being considered.
Professional development, industry events and ongoing communications+
AMPCO organizes a variety of meetings, conferences, and policy briefings on priority issues. We strive to continuously improve so that we can provide better information that engages you and all our stakeholders on the issues that matter most.
About our Members
Our members are some of Ontario’s leading industries. They have come together to present a strong and unified voice to policymakers in order to ensure their competitiveness as key engines of Ontario’s economy. Our members are:
- Industry leaders in energy management
- Forestry, chemical, mining and minerals, steel, petroleum products, cement, automotive and manufacturing industries
- Our membership is responsible for an annual demand of approximately 15 TWh – annual electricity expenditures >$1.5 billion
- Approximately 50% of industrial demand, 14% of Ontario demand
- Over 1,000,000 direct and indirect employees across multiple sectors in Ontario