The Green Energy Act construct is unstable and unlikely to persist for long. The coming rate shock has recently been analyzed by Bruce Sharp of Aegent Energy Advisors. He forecasts a residential rate hit in the order of 28% by the end of 2011. About half of this overall hit can be associated with Green Energy Act and related influences. The only historic precedent for a rate increase of this magnitude arose in the early 1990 due to the entry of Darlington into the rate base. The rate increases at that time marked a significant drop in public confidence in the power system. Direct policy implications ensued including the arrival of Maurice Strong at Ontario Hydro and his declaration that it was a “utility in crisis”. ~Tom Adams, independent energy and environmental advisor.