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Policy Initiatives and Consultations

The OEB carries out policy development using a number of processes including proceedings, industry task forces, stakeholder working groups and public consultation.

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Case No.

Project

Sector

       
Mar 16, 2017 EB-2017-0129  Framework for the Assessment of Distributor Gas Supply Plans
The Framework will establish a regulatory framework that outlines the OEB’s approach to assessing rate regulated distributors’ gas supply plans.
Natural Gas
Jul 22, 2016 EB-2016-0179  OEB Consumer Complaint Response Process
The OEB has commenced a new initiative to introduce requirements that Regulated Entities must follow when responding to a consumer complaint that has been received by the OEB and forwarded to the Regulated Entity for response. 
Electricity, Natural Gas
Jul 18, 2016 EB-2016-0201 RPP Roadmap
The OEB has issued its Regulated Price Plan Roadmap: Guideline for Pilot Projects on RPP Pricing.
Electricity
Jun 27, 2016 EB-2016-0274 Options for an Appropriate Rate Assistance Program for On-Reserve First Nations Electricity Consumers
On June 27, 2016, the Minister of Energy asked the OEB to examine and provide advice on options for an appropriate electricity rate (or rate assistance) for on-reserve First Nations electricity consumers.
Electricity
Jun 22, 2016 EB-2014-0255 Development of Corporate Governance Guidance for OEB Rate-Regulated Utilities
The OEB is initiating a consultation to develop guidance on corporate governance for OEB rate-regulated utilities. 
Electricity, Natural Gas
Mar 10, 2016 EB-2015-0363  Consultation to Develop a Regulatory Framework for Natural Gas Distributors’ Cap and Trade Compliance Plans
The OEB has issued a letter to announce a consultation to develop a natural gas regulatory framework to support the implementation of Ontario’s Cap and Trade program.
Natural Gas
Mar 7, 2016 EB-2016-0033 Filing Requirements for Natural Gas Distributor Rate Applications
The OEB is updating its filing requirements for natural gas rate applications. The updated filing requirements will incorporate key principles as described in the Report of the Board Renewed Regulatory Framework for Electricity Distributors: A Performance-Based Approach.
Natural Gas
Feb 11, 2016 EB-2016-0032 Protecting Privacy of Personal Information and the Reliable Operation of the Smart Grid in Ontario
The OEB is initiating a policy consultation to engage with key industry stakeholders to continue its review of the non-bulk electrical grid and associated business systems in Ontario that could impact the protection of personal information and smart grid reliability. 
Electricity
Jan 7, 2016 EB-2016-0003 Regional Planning and Cost Allocation Review
The OEB is initiating a policy consultation aimed at ensuring the cost responsibility provisions for load customers in the Transmission System Code (TSC) and Distribution System Code (DSC) are aligned and facilitate regional planning and the implementation of regional infrastructure plans.
Electricity
Dec 7, 2015 EB-2015-0182 System Reliability: Major Events and Customer Specific Measures
The OEB has commenced a new initiative to define of a “Major Event” that will be used to normalize reliability performance data, develop reporting to evaluate a distributor’s response to a Major Event and, establish “customer specific” system reliability measures.
Electricity
Nov 25, 2015 EB-2015-0237 2015 Natural Gas Market Review
The OEB has initiated its 3rd Natural Gas Market Review (NGMR) consultation to examine ongoing developments and related issues in the North American natural gas market.
Natural Gas
Nov 11, 2015 EB-2015-0247 Mandatory Record Retention Period for Regulated Entities
The OEB has issued proposed amendments to implement a minimum mandatory record retention period.
Electricity, Natural Gas
Nov 5, 2015 EB-2015-0304 Review of Miscellaneous Rates and Charges
The OEB is initiating a comprehensive policy review of miscellaneous rates and charges applied by electricity distributors for specific activities or services they provide to their customers.
Electricity
Oct 16, 2015 EB-2015-0238 Distributor Gas Supply Planning
The OEB is initiating a consultation on distributor gas supply planning. The consultation will focus on gas supply and transportation planning strategies and the risk/cost trade-offs considered in the plans.
Natural Gas 
Oct 5, 2015 EB-2015-0268 Giving Effect to the OEB's Report on the Effectiveness of the Energy Consumer Protection Act, 2010 (ECPA)
The OEB has commenced a consultation regarding proposed amendments to the OEB’s codes, rules and other regulatory instruments applicable to electricity retailers and natural gas marketers.
Electricity, Natural Gas
Feb 18, 2015 EB-2015-0156 Expansion of Natural Gas Distribution
The Minister of Energy has asked the OEB to examine opportunities to facilitate enhanced access to natural gas for rural and remote communities and businesses in the province.
Natural Gas
May 28, 2015 EB-2015-0043 Rate Design for Commercial and Industrial Customers
The OEB has launched the next stage of its rate design reform by announcing a consultation on rate design for commercial and industrial electricity customers.
Electricity
May 14, 2015 EB-2015-0040 Regulatory Treatment of Pensions and Other Post-Employment Benefit Costs
The objectives of the consultation are to develop standard principles to guide the OEB’s review of pension and OPEB costs in the future, to establish specific information requirements for applications that will be incremental to current filing requirements, and to establish appropriate regulatory mechanisms for cost recovery which can be applied consistently across the gas and electricity sectors for rate-regulated entities 
Electricity, Natural Gas
Apr 17, 2015 EB-2015-0159 Representation of Consumer Interests in OEB Proceedings - Intervenor Framework Phase II
The OEB is resuming our review of whether we should adopt a different model regarding the representation of consumer interests in OEB proceedings.
Electricity, Natural Gas
Apr 8, 2015 EB-2015-0117 Natural Gas Conservation Potential Study
The Board is overseeing the completion of a natural gas potential study to inform natural gas efficiency planning and programs. The results are expected to be of assistance for the mid-term review of the new six-year natural gas demand-side management (DSM) framework that began in 2015.
Natural Gas
Mar 30, 2015 EB-2015-0148 Ontario Electricity Support Program (OESP) Implementation
The OEB is now in the process of implementing the OESP, a program to provide ongoing, and on-bill, rate assistance for low-income electricity consumers in Ontario.
Electricity
Feb 20, 2015 EB-2015-0006 Elimination of Load Transfer Arrangements- Proposed Amendments to Distribution System Code
The Board is proposing to amend the Distribution System Code ("DSC") to establish criteria to facilitate the elimination of the remaining load transfer arrangements between electricity distributors.
Electricity
Dec 11, 2014 EB-2014-0365 Wireless Attachment Consultation
The Board has commenced a consultation to consider whether all electricity distributors should have their licences amended to allow market rates to be charged for wireless attachments, under the same conditions as THESL. 
Electricity
Sep 19, 2014 EB-2014-0289 2014 Natural Gas Market Review
The Board initiated a consultative process to examine recent developments in the North American natural gas market to better understand any potential implications for Ontario’s natural gas sector.
Natural Gas
Jul 15, 2014 EB-2014-0189 Distribution System Reliability Performance Targets
The Board has commenced an initiative to establish specific performance targets related to distribution system reliability.
Electricity
Jun 27, 2014 EB-2014-0227 Low-Income Assistance Strategy Review
The Board has indicated its interest in taking a broader view of its policies for assisting vulnerable energy consumers, including low-income consumers and First Nation and Métis communities. This project is one component of that broader review and includes a review of the existing Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) Emergency Financial Assistance (EFA) program and the identification and assessment of other tools the Board might employ, directly or indirectly, to assist vulnerable energy consumers. 
Electricity, Natural Gas
Jun 27, 2014 EB-2014-0198 Policy Review of Electricity and Natural Gas Distributors’ Residential Customer Billing Practices and Performance
The Board wants to ensure that billing practices by all distributors in Ontario meet those customer needs and expectations as well as their preferences for more frequent updates on their energy use. The Board intends to consider policies related to billing practices for all regulated natural gas and electricity distributors to help meet these objectives. 
Electricity, Natural Gas
Jun 20, 2014 EB-2014-0219 Policy Options for Funding Capital Investments
The Board has initiated a consultation to consider revised approaches to the funding of capital investments by utilities.
Electricity
Apr 10, 2014 EB-2014-0134 Demand Side Management (DSM) Framework for Natural Gas Distributors
The purpose of this consultation is to develop a new DSM Framework to be used by natural gas distributors in developing their next generation DSM plans for 2015 to 2020. 
Natural Gas
Apr 8, 2014 EB-2014-0158 Review of Part II of the Energy Consumer Protection Act, 2010
In December 2013, the Minister of Energy asked the Board to undertake a review of Part II of the Energy Consumer Protection Act, 2010 (the “ECPA”).
Electricity, Natural Gas
Mar 31, 2014 EB-2014-0138 SAA and MAADs Rate-Making Policy Review
The Board has commenced an initiative to review its policies relating to Service Area Amendments, and Rate-Making after Consolidation. The purpose of this initiative is determine whether changes to the Board’s policies on these matters will facilitate distributor operational or organizational efficiencies that benefit consumers.
Electricity
Mar 20, 2014 EB-2012-0383 Distribution System Code Amendments: Notice of Proposed Amendments for Unmetered Loads
The Board is proposing to amend section 2.4.6 of the DSC to require distributors to include certain minimum requirements in their Conditions of Service in relation to unmetered load customers.
Electricity 
Jan 16, 2014 EB-2013-0311 Distribution System Code Amendments: Interval metering for GS>50kW customers
The Board is proposing to amend section 5.1.3 of the DSC to require a distributor to install a MIST meter on any installation that is forecast by the distributor to have a monthly average peak demand during a calendar year of over 50 kW.
Electricity
Aug 22, 2013 EB-2013-0301 Consultation to Review the Framework Governing the Participation of Intervenors in Board Proceedings
The Board has initiated a review of the framework governing the participation of intervenors in applications, policy consultations and other proceedings before the Board.
Electricity, Natural Gas
Aug 2, 2013 EB-2013-0273 Consultation on Proposed Revisions to the Regulated Price Plan Manual
The Ontario Energy Board is proposing revisions to the Regulated Price Plan Manual to change the manner in which the variance settlement amount that consumers pay, or receive, when they exit the Regulated Price Plan is calculated.
Electricity
Feb 11, 2013 EB-2012-0397 Encouraging Electricity Distributor Efficiency
The Board has commenced an initative to assess how the Board’s approach to the regulation of electricity distributors may affect the ability of distributors to realize operational or organizational efficiencies that benefit customers. 
Electricity
Jan 24, 2013 EB-2013-0004 Development of a Standby Rate Policy for Load Displacement Generation
In the Report of the Board in EB-2010-0219, Review of Electricity Distribution Cost Allocation Policy, issued March 31, 2011, the Board committed to establishing a separate consultation process to address the issues pertaining to LDG. On that basis, the Board has launched this consultation process.
Electricity
Nov 26, 2012 EB-2012-0410 Rate Design for Electricity Distributors (formerly Revenue Decoupling for Distributors)
The Board believes that distributors should have a rate design that provides greater stability for the consumer and sends a price signal to consumers that links use to cost drivers.  An appropriate rate design will link the consumer’s use to distributor planning and provide the revenue stream that will allow the distributor to make necessary investments.
Electricity, Natural Gas
Oct 1, 2012 EB-2012-0383 Review of Cost Allocation Policy for Unmetered Loads
The Board is initiating a Review of Cost Allocation Policy for Unmetered Loads (“UL”).  UL encompass Street Lighting, Unmetered Scattered Loads, and Sentinel Lighting classes. This initiative follows directly from the Report of the Board in EB-2010-0219, Review of Electricity Distribution Cost Allocation Policy, issued March 31, 2011.  In that report, the Board indicated that the issues related to UL would be best addressed in the context of a separate consultation process focused on the terminology and modeling methodology for UL. 
Electricity
Jul 27, 2012 EB-2012-0301 Distribution System Code Amendments: Connection Timelines for Large Embedded Generators
The Board proposes amendments to the Distribution System Code to provide additional time for applicants of large embedded generation facilities that require transmission upgrades to sign a connection cost agreement with the distributor for the facility and maintain its capacity allocation.
Electricity
May 15, 2012 EB-2012-0246 Policy Review of Micro-Embedded Generation Connection Issues
The purpose of this consultation process is to improve the connection process for micro-embedded generation.  This is to be achieved by a review of implementation experience, particularly since the Ontario Power Authority (“OPA”) launched its microFIT program, in 2009. 
Electricity
Mar 7, 2012 EB-2012-0062 Comprehensive Review of the Electricity Reporting and Record Keeping Requirements
The Board has launched a comprehensive review intended to re-examine the RRR-Electricity with a view to streamlining requirements while ensuring that the content and frequency of reporting continues to provide the Board with information needed to fulfill its mandate effectively.
Electricity
Sep 15, 2011 EB-2011-0429 Unit Sub-Metering Code Amendments
The Board has initiated a consultation process in relation to amendments to the Unit Sub-Metering Code to implement provisions relating to increased consumer protection measures.
Electricity
Aug 22, 2011 EB-2011-0140

EB-2015-0216
Transmission Infrastructure: East-West Tie Line (designation process)
The Board has received a letter from the Minister of Energy dated March 29, 2011 expressing an interest in having the Ontario Energy Board undertake a designation process to select the most qualified and cost-effective transmission company to develop the East-West tie line.
Electricity
Apr 1, 2011 EB-2011-0043 Regional Planning for Electricity Infrastructure
The Board has initiated a consultation aimed at promoting the cost-effective development of electricity infrastructure through coordinated planning on a regional basis between licensed distributors and transmitters.
Electricity
Feb 25, 2011 EB-2011-0052 Preliminary Assessment of Incentive Regulation Plans of the Natural Gas Utilities
The Board has initiated a consultative process to conduct a preliminary assessment of the incentive regulation plans of the natural gas utilities.
Natural Gas
Jan 13, 2011 EB-2011-0004 Developing Guidance for the Implementation of Smart Grid in Ontario
The Board has initiated a consultation process to examine issues associated with the implementation of Smart Grid.
Electricity
Dec 17, 2010 EB-2010-0377 Distribution Network Investment Planning
The Board initiated a consultation process to address how the Board might ensure that distributor investment plans are demonstrably economically efficient and cost-effective and paced so as to match required expenditures with fair and reasonable rate adjustments and predictable changes to the elements of customer bills affected by the plans. 
Electricity
Dec 17, 2010 EB-2010-0378 Approaches to Mitigation for Electricity Transmitters and Distributors
The Board initiated a consultation process to provide utilities and the Board with a range of approaches and supporting tools to help mitigate the effects of unavoidable and significant rate and/or bill impacts.
Electricity
Dec 17, 2010 EB-2010-0379 Defining and Measuring Performance of Electricity Transmitters and Distributors
The Board initiated a consultation process to address how the Board might create conditions which will foster the cost-effective and efficient implementation of Board-approved network investment plans by transmitters and distributors through the establishment of appropriate standards for performance and efficiency, the provision of appropriate incentives, and the review of utility performance.
Electricity
Dec 17, 2010 -- A Renewed Regulatory Framework for Electricity
The Board has initiated a coordinated consultative process to develop a renewed regulatory framework for electricity.
Electricity
Dec 14, 2010 EB-2010-0362 Proposed Revisions to the OEB Cost Assessment Model
The Board has initiated a consultation with stakeholders on proposed revisions to the Board’s Cost Assessment Model to reflect the proposed amendments to Ontario Regulation 16/08.
Electricity, Natural Gas
Dec 6, 2010 EB-2010-0364 2010-11 Time-of-Use Consultation
The Board has initiated a consultation process to assist it in determining whether there is a need to modify the current structure or price setting methodology for TOU electricity prices.
Electricity
Oct 28, 2010 EB-2010-0321 Suite Metering Amendments
The Board released for comment proposed amendments to the Smart Sub-Metering Code and the Distribution System Code to implement the provisions of the Energy Consumer Protection Act, 2010 in relation to suite metering.
Electricity
Sep 21, 2010 EB-2010-0280 Natural Gas Distributors: Customer Service Amendments to the Gas Distribution Access Rule
The Board has initiated a consultation process to develop customer service rules for natural gas distributors.
Natural Gas
Sep 2, 2010 EB-2010-0219 Review of Electricity Distribution Cost Allocation Policy
The Board has initiated a consultative process to help it review specific elements of its electricity distribution cost allocation policy.
Electricity
Aug 23, 2010 EB-2010-0249 Electricity Distribution System Reliability Standards
The Board is initiating a consultation process to develop system reliability measures and performance standards for electricity distributors.  A focus on measures and standards can support distributor investment planning, assist in the review of facilities and rates applications, and reinforce quality of service.
Electricity
Aug 4, 2010 EB-2010-0245 Implementation of Consumer Protection (Retailer/Marketer) Provisions of the Energy Consumer Protection Act, 2010
Certain of the Board’s existing regulatory instruments applicable to the activities of suppliers will need to be aligned with the ECPA, and new rules developed in the context of the enhanced consumer protection environment inherent in the ECPA.
Electricity, Natural Gas
Jul 29, 2010 EB-2010-0248 Natural Gas Utility-Owned Generation
The Board released for comment proposed amendments to the Affiliate Relationships Code for Gas Utilities and the Natural Gas Reporting & Record Keeping Requirements: Rule for Gas Utilities to reflect the ability of natural gas utilities to own and operate certain renewable and other generation facilities as well as energy storage facilities.
Natural Gas
Jul 20, 2010 EB-2010-0199 2010 Natural Gas Market Review:
The Ontario Energy Board initiated a consultative process to help it review and examine recent developments in North American natural gas supply markets to consider any potential implications for the Ontario natural gas market.
Natural Gas
Apr 19, 2010 EB-2010-0059 Transmission Project Development Planning:
The Board issued its policy entitled “Framework for Transmission Project Development Plans” on August 26, 2010. This document sets out the policy of the Board for a framework for new transmission investment in Ontario, in particular with regard to transmission project development planning.
Electricity
Apr 15, 2010 EB-2010-0058 Transmission System Code (TSC) Amendments - Definition of “Supporting Guarantee”:
The Board proposes amendments to the TSC to revise the definition of the term “Supporting Guarantee” as it appears in Appendix 1A and Appendix 1B of the TSC so that it is consistent with the definition of the same term in the Utility Work Protection Code.
Electricity
Mar 22, 2010 EB-2010-0060 Distribution Revenue Decoupling:
The Board has initiating a consultation process to examine the revenue adjustment and cost recovery mechanisms that are currently available to electricity and natural gas distributors to address revenue erosion resulting from unforecasted changes in the volume of energy sold.
Electricity, Natural Gas
Mar 10, 2010 EB-2010-0038 Distribution System Code (DSC) Amendments - Alternative Bid Option Provisions:
The Board has initiated a consultation process in relation to the alternative bid option provisions of the Distribution System Code..
Electricity
Jan 21, 2010 EB-2009-0423 Alignment of Rate Year with Fiscal Year:
The Board has initiated a consultation process to assist in understanding the need for and the implications of a potential alignment of the rate year with the fiscal year for electricity distributors.
Electricity
Dec 18, 2009 -- Distribution Planning Policy Guidance:
The Board has announced that it will be undertaking a process to develop policy guidance regarding distributors’ planning process and the coordination of a number of regulatory initiatives that impact on the planning process.
Electricity
Dec 10, 2009 EB-2009-0411 Distributor Owned Generation:
The Board released for comment proposed amendments to the Distribution System Code and Affiliates Relationship Code for Electricity Distributors and Transmitters to reflect the ability of electricity distributors to own and operate certain renewable and other generation facilities as well as energy storage facilities.
Electricity
Sep 25, 2009 EB-2009-0349 Rate Protection and the Determination of Direct Benefits under Ontario Regulation 330/09:
The Board is initiating a consultation process to address how the Board should determine the direct benefits that accrue to the consumers of a distributor when that distributor has incurred costs to make an eligible investment in its distribution system to accommodate a renewable energy generation facility.
Electricity
Sep 24, 2009 EB-2009-0331 Ontario Power Generation Inc. - Payment Amounts for Prescribed Generation Facilities:
The Board has initiated a consultative process to discuss the filing requirements for Ontario Power Generation’s next payment amounts application and the most efficient means by which issues and evidence might be reviewed and tested in the course of that proceeding.
Electricity
Sep 21, 2009 EB-2009-0161 Reporting and Record Keeping Requirements (Electricity) - Consultation on Proposed Changes:
The Board released for comment proposed amendments to the Electricity Reporting and Record Keeping Requirements. The amendments relate principally to the reporting requirements applicable to distributors, retailers and the Independent Electricity System Operator.
Electricity
Sep 21, 2009 EB-2009-0163 Reporting and Record Keeping Requirements (Gas Marketer Licence Requirements) - Consultation on Proposed Changes:
The Board released for comment proposed amendments to the Natural Gas Reporting and Record Keeping Requirements: Gas Marketer Licence Requirements.
Natural Gas
Sep 21, 2009 EB-2009-0162 Reporting and Record Keeping Requirements (Rule for Gas Utilities) - Notice of Proposed Amendment:
The Board released for comment proposed amendments to the Natural Gas Reporting and Record Keeping Requirements: Rule for Gas Utilities.
Natural Gas
Sep 21, 2009 EB-2009-0326 Distribution Rate for Embedded Micro Generators:
The Board has proposed on its own motion a proceeding to determine a just and reasonable rate to be charged by an electricity distributor for the recovery of costs associated with an embedded generator having a nameplate capacity of 10 kilowatts or less that meets the eligibility requirements of the Ontario Power Authority’s microFIT program.
Electricity
Jun 26, 2009 -- Smart Meter Deployment and the Application of Time-of-Use Pricing - Reporting Requirements
In accordance with Board requirements, electricity distributors file quarterly reports on smart meter deployment and the application of Time-of-Use pricing.
Electricity
Jun 19, 2009 EB-2009-0397 Filing Requirements - Distribution System Plans under the Green Energy Act:
The Board issued for comment draft Filing Requirements for distribution system plans to be filed under section 70(2.1) of the Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998.
Electricity
Jun 18, 2009 EB-2009-0084 Cost of Capital Review:
The Board has initiated a consultative process to help it to determine whether current economic and financial market conditions warrant an adjustment to any of the Cost of Capital parameter values set out in the Board’s letter of February 24, 2009.
Electricity, Natural Gas
Jun 10, 2009 EB-2009-0152 Regulatory Treatment of Infrastructure Investment for Ontario’s Electricity Transmitters and Distributors:
This initiative will consider more innovative approaches to cost recovery for electricity infrastructure projects. Availability of the mechanisms will be associated primarily with investments relating to the accommodation of renewable generation and smart grid development.
Electricity
Jun 5, 2009 EB-2009-0077 Distribution System Code (DSC) Amendments - Connection Cost Responsibility for Renewable Distributed Generation:
The Board issued a Notice of Proposed Amendments to the Distribution System Code to revise its current approach to assigning cost responsibility.
Electricity
Dec 23, 2008 EB-2008-0408

EB-2008-0104
International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Consultation:
To assist in the transition to International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”), the Board has created a consultation regarding the Transition of Regulatory Accounting to IFRS.

Electricity, Natural Gas

Oct 31, 2008 EB-2008-0346 Demand Side Management (DSM) Guidelines for Gas Distributors:
Union Gas Limited and Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc. have filed DSM plans with the Board since 1995. The most recent DSM plans that had been approved by the Board in 2006 expired in December 2009. In November of 2008, the Board initiated a consultation process to review the existing DSM framework and develop guidelines for DSM to be used by natural gas distributors in developing their next generation DSM plans.

Natural Gas

Oct 8, 2008 RP-2000-0001
EB-2005-0545
EB-2005-0453
EB-2006-0198
EB-2007-0685
EB-2008-0313
Gas Distribution Access Rule (GDAR):
The Gas Distribution Access Rule (GDAR) relates to the conduct of gas distributors towards gas vendors, including gas marketers; and to the access to distribution services provided by distributors.
Natural Gas
Aug 20, 2008 EB-2008-0381 (previously EB-2007-0820) PILs Combined Proceeding regarding Account 1562, Deferred Payments in Lieu of Taxes (“PILs”):
The Board has commenced a proceeding on its own motion to determine the accuracy of the final account balances with respect to account 1562 Deferred PILs (for the period October 1, 2001 to April 30, 2006) for certain applicants that filed 2008 and 2009 distribution rate applications with the Board.

Electricity

Jul 2, 2008 EB-2008-0150 Energy Issues Relating to Low Income Consumers:
The Board has initiated a consultation process to examine issues associated with low income energy consumers in relation to their use of natural gas and electricity. The Board has also formed two working groups to complete the work necessary to implement the Financial Assistance and Conservation components of the Board’s Low-Income Energy Assistance Program, or LEAP.
Electricity
Mar 5, 2008 EB-2008-0052 Storage and Transportation Access Rule (STAR):
The Board stated it would initiate a process to develop rules of conduct and reporting related to storage and noted that there was merit to the development of a Storage and Transportation Access Rule ("STAR").
Natural Gas
Feb 19, 2008 EB-2008-0046 Review of Electricity Deferral and Variance Account Balances:
Bill 23 legislative requirements under section 78 of the OEB Act for deferral and variance accounts came into effect on January 1, 2005 with respect to electricity. The legislation requires the Board to issue an order at least once every three months for electricity commodity-related variance and deferral accounts to determine whether and how amounts recorded in such accounts shall be reflected in rates.
Electricity
Jan 4, 2008 EB-2008-0003 Transmission Connection Cost Responsibility Review:
The Board has initiated a consultation process to examine the issue of cost responsibility associated with the connection of generation and load facilities to electricity transmission systems.
Electricity
Sep 6, 2007 EB-2007-0722 Electricity Distributors: Customer Service, Rate Classification and Non-Payment Risk:
The Board is initiating a consultation process regarding issues associated with the provision of service by electricity distributors and the manner in which electricity distributors apply certain charges.
Electricity
Jun 18, 2007 EB-2007-0617 Draft Aboriginal Consultation Policy:
The Board is proposing to adopt an Aboriginal Consultation Policy. The Board is committed to ensuring appropriate consultation is carried out with respect to applications to construct new facilities where there may be an adverse effect on existing or asserted Aboriginal or treaty rights.
Electricity, Natural Gas
Mar 30, 2007 EB-2007-0031 Rate Design for Recovery of Electricity Distribution Costs:
One of the rate-setting initiatives set out in the Ontario Energy Board's business plan is a comprehensive electricity distribution rate design review. This review is intended to consider the need for, and approaches to, changes to distribution rate design in light of industry changes and emerging issues.
Electricity
Dec 19, 2006 EB-2006-0330 Multi-year Electricity Distribution Rate Setting Plan Selection of Electricity LDCs for Rebasing:
The Board has established a multi-year electricity distribution rate setting plan for the years 2007 to 2010. As part of this plan the Board will identify which electricity LDCs will be rebased for each of 2008, 2009 and 2010. The resulting rates will be the basis on which the subsequent multi-year incentive regulation mechanism will be applied.
Electricity
Nov 24, 2006 EB-2006-0268 Comparison of Ontario Electricity Distributors Costs:
This project is part of the Board's evolution of the work that was started in 2006 EDR under the Comparator and Cohort initiative. Board staff is undertaking a two-stage consultation process on comparison of distributor costs. The findings will assist the Board in the 2008-2010 rebasing proceedings and in the development of the 3rd generation incentive regulation mechanism.
Electricity
Nov 11, 2005 -- Conservation and Demand Management (CDM):
The Board is responsible for approving the funding of electricity distributors’ CDM programs through distribution rates, with a focus on reviewing the prudence of CDM expenditures. This role includes review and approval of spending levels and proposed programs within distributors’ CDM plans, reporting requirements, and evaluation. The Board is also responsible for reviewing and approving applications for recovery of lost revenue, and shareholder incentives associated with the delivery of CDM programs.
Electricity
Jun 10, 2005 -- Natural Gas Forum (NGF) Implementation:
The Board undertook a comprehensive sector review to further improve the efficiency and effectiveness of natural gas regulation in Ontario. The conclusions of the resulting report are to be implemented over the next several years through public processes that include stakeholder participation.
Natural Gas
Aug 23, 2004 RP-2004-0205 Regulated Price Plan (RPP):
At the request of the Minister of Energy, the Board developed an electricity price plan that provides stable and predictable electricity pricing, encourages conservation and ensures the price consumers pay for electricity better reflects the price paid to generators..
Electricity
Jul 16, 2004 RP-2004-0196 Smart Meter Initiative:
The Government of Ontario has committed to install a smart electricity meter in all Ontario homes and small businesses by the end of 2010. The Board's role is to provide the regulatory framework for the smart metering initiative.
Electricity

 

 

 

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