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2015 Electricity Distribution Rate Applications

 

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As set out in the Report of the Board: A Renewed Regulatory Framework for Electricity (the "RRFE Report"), three alternative rate-setting methods are available to electricity distributors: 4th Generation Incentive Rate-setting (now named Price Cap IR); Custom Incentive Rate-setting ("Custom IR"); and Annual Incentive Rate-setting Index.

On February 20, 2014 the Board issued a letter identifying the list of electricity distributors ("the 2015 Rebasing List") that are scheduled to file a cost of service application in respect of their 2015 rates assuming they opt for the Price Cap IR method. This letter also sets out the deadlines by which notice must be given to the Board in respect of various matters relating to the setting of 2015 rates, and by which cost of service applications for 2015 rates are expected to be filed. The following table summarizes these deadlines.

 

Action Board Deadline
Letter from any distributor included on the 2015 Rebasing List who wishes to defer rebasing beyond 2015 March 28, 2014
Notification from any distributor on the 2015 Rebasing List who will be selecting either the Custom IR or Annual Incentive Rate-setting Index method and therefore will not be filing a cost of service rate application for 2015 rates March 28, 2014
Notification from any distributor that is not included on the 2015 Rebasing List but who plans to file a cost of service application for 2015 rates under the Price Cap IR method March 28, 2014
Deadline for cost of service applications for January 1, 2015 rates April 25 , 2014
Deadline for cost of service applications for May 1, 2015 rates August 29 , 2014

 

The following table identifies all 77 rate regulated electricity distributors in Ontario.  The table contains links to select documents of a distributor’s rate application. These documents include:

  • Key correspondence regarding the status of an application including the choice of rate-setting method for 2015 rates;
  • The "Notice of Application" issued by the Board and to be published by the distributor. The purpose of the Notice is to inform the affected ratepayers and other stakeholders of the application, its nature and the impact on affected customers; and
  • The Decision issued by the Board when it has adjudicated on the application and the subsequent Rate Order and Tariff of Rates and Charges that reflects the Decision

 


APPLICATION DOCUMENTS

This table provides a list of select documents related to each application. To view all publicly available documents for the application, click the case number associated with that particular distributor.

DEFINITIONS:

COS: Distributors rebasing under the Price Cap Incentive Rate-setting method
Price Cap IR: Distributors not rebasing under the Price Cap Incentive Rate-setting method
Custom IR: Distributors filing under the Custom Incentive Rate-setting method
Annual IR Index: Distributors filing under the Annual Incentive Rate-setting Index method
*DADelegated Authority: Pursuant to powers granted in Section 6 of the Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998, an employee of the Board may make a decision on the application without holding a hearing

 

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Decision and Rate Order

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Algoma Power Inc.
EB-2014-0055
COS Letter re: delay in filing Yes (May 12-14) Notice of Application Decision and Order

Final Rate Order
Feb 2, 2015
Atikokan Hydro Inc.
EB-2014-0056
Price Cap IR (*DA) OEB Case Management Letter Yes (Oct 20-14)   Decision and Rate Order Mar 19, 2015
Attawapiskat Power Corporation COS          
Bluewater Power Distribution Corp.
EB-2014-0057
Price Cap IR (*DA) OEB Case Management Letter Yes (Sep 29-14) N/A Decision and Rate Order Mar 19, 2015
Brant County Power
EB-2014-0058
Annual IR Index (*DA) OEB Case Management Letter Yes (Nov 4-14) N/A Decision and Rate Order Mar 19, 2015
Brantford Power Inc.
EB-2014-0187
Price Cap IR   Yes (Aug 13-14) Notice of Application Decision and Rate Order Dec 4, 2014
Burlington Hydro Inc.
EB-2014-0059

EB-2014-0252 (Z-factor)
Price Cap IR and Z-factor Letter re: intent to file Z-factor application   Notice of Application Decision and Order (Z-factor)

Rate Order (Z-factor)

Decision and Order (IRM)

Final Rate Order
Mar 30, 2015
Cambridge and North Dumfries Hydro
EB-2014-0060
Price Cap IR Letter re: intent to file Z-factor application 

Letter re: delay in filing
Yes (Oct 15-14) Notice of Application  Decision and Rate Order

Final Rate Order (corrected)
Apr 20, 2015
Canadian Niagara Power Inc. – Eastern Ontario Power/Fort Erie/Port Colborne
EB-2014-0061
Price Cap IR   Yes (Aug 13-14) Notice of Application

Avis de requête et d’audience
Decision and Rate Order Dec 4, 2014
Centre Wellington Hydro Ltd.
EB-2014-0062
Price Cap IR   Yes (Sep 25-14) Notice of Application  Decision and Rate Order Mar 19, 2015
Chapleau Public Utilities Corporation
EB-2014-0063
Price Cap IR (*DA) OEB Case Management Letter Yes (Oct 23-14) N/A Decision and Rate Order Mar 19, 2015
COLLUS PowerStream Corp.
EB-2014-0065
Price Cap IR (*DA) OEB Case Management Letter Yes (Sep 29-14) N/A Decision and Rate Order Mar 19, 2015
Cooperative Hydro Embrun Inc.
EB-2014-0066
Price Cap IR (*DA) OEB Case Management Letter Yes (Aug 12-14) N/A Decision and Rate Order Dec 4, 2014
E.L.K. Energy Inc.
EB-2014-0067
Price Cap IR (*DA) OEB Case Management Letter Yes (Oct 20-14) N/A Decision and Rate Order Mar 19, 2015
Enersource Hydro Mississauga Inc.
EB-2014-0068
Price Cap IR   Yes (Aug 13-14) Notice of Application

Avis de requête et d’audience
Decision and Rate Order Dec 4, 2014
Entegrus Powerlines Inc.
(formerly Chatham-Kent Hydro Inc. - Including Middlesex, Dutton and Newbury)
EB-2014-0064
Price Cap IR   Yes (Oct 20-14) Notice of Application Decision and Rate Order

Final Rate Order
Apr 16, 2015
ENWIN Utilities Ltd.
EB-2014-0069
Annual IR Index (*DA) OEB Case Management Letter Yes (Oct 31-14) N/A Decision and Rate Order May 7, 2015
Erie Thames Powerlines Corp.
EB-2014-0070
Price Cap IR (*DA) OEB Case Management Letter Yes (Sep 26-14) N/A Decision and Rate Order Mar 19, 2015
Espanola Regional Hydro Distribution Corporation
EB-2014-0071
Price Cap IR   Yes (Oct 10-14) Notice of Application

Avis de requête et d’audience
Decision and Rate Order Mar 19, 2015
Essex Powerlines Corporation
EB-2014-0072
Price Cap IR Letter re: 2015 COS deferral request

OEB response re: 2015 COS deferral request
Yes (Sep 26-14) Notice of Application

Avis de requête et d’audience
Decision and Order

Rate Order
Jun 18, 2015
Festival Hydro Inc.
EB-2014-0073
COS   Yes (May 30-14) Notice of Application Decision and Order

Rate Order
Jun 4, 2015
Fort Albany Power Corporation COS          
Fort Frances Power Corporation
EB-2014-0074
Price Cap IR (*DA) OEB Case Management Letter Yes (Nov 3-14) N/A Decision and Rate Order Mar 19, 2015
Greater Sudbury Hydro Inc.
EB-2014-0075
Price Cap IR (*DA) OEB Case Management Letter Yes (Oct 31-14) N/A Decision and Rate Order Mar 19, 2015
Grimsby Power Inc.
EB-2014-0076
Price Cap IR   Yes (Aug 13-14) Notice of Application Decision and Rate Order Dec 4, 2014
Guelph Hydro Electric Systems Inc.
EB-2014-0077
Price Cap IR   Yes (Aug 13-14) Notice of Application Decision and Rate Order Dec 4, 2014
Haldimand County Hydro Inc.
EB-2014-0078
  Letter re: Hydro One MAADs application; no intent to file IRM        Sep 15, 2014
Halton Hills Hydro Inc.
EB-2014-0079
EB-2014-0211
Price Cap IR Letter re: intent to file Z-factor application Yes (Oct 22-14) Notice of Application Decision and Order (Z-factor)

Final Rate Order (Z-factor)

Decision and Rate Order
Mar 19, 2015
Hearst Power Distribution Co. Ltd.
EB-2014-0080
COS OEB Letter re: Requirement to file COS (Feb 14-14)

Letter re: 2015 COS deferral request
 (Apr 10-14)

OEB Letter re: Audit of Deferral and Variance Accounts (Apr 8-14)

OEB Letter re: Audit of Rate Rider Over Collection (Apr 14-14)

Letter re: Comments on Audit Letters (Apr 15-14)

OEB response re: 2015 COS deferral request (May 20-14)

Letter re: delay in filing (Aug 29-14)
Yes (Mar 5-15) Notice of Application

Avis de requête et d’audience
Decision and Rate Order Jan 21, 2016
Horizon Utilities Corporation
EB-2014-0002
Custom IR Letter re: option to file Custom IR Yes (Apr 17-14) Notice of Application  Decision and Order

Decision and Rate Order
Jan 8, 2015
Hydro 2000 Inc.
EB-2014-0081
Price Cap IR (*DA) OEB Case Management Letter Yes (Aug 29-14) N/A Decision and Rate Order Jan 22, 2015
Hydro Hawkesbury Inc.
EB-2014-0082
Price Cap IR (*DA) OEB Case Management Letter Yes (Aug 18-14) N/A Decision and Rate Order Dec 4, 2014
Hydro One Brampton Networks Inc.
EB-2014-0083
COS   Yes (Apr 23-14) Notice of Application  Decision and Order

Final Rate Order
Jan 15, 2015
Hydro One Networks Inc.
EB-2013-0416
Custom IR   Yes (Jan 31-14) Notice of Application  Decision and Interim Rate Order

Decision

Rate Order
Apr 23, 2015
Hydro One Remote Communities Inc.
EB-2014-0084
Price Cap IR (*DA) OEB Case Management Letter Yes (Oct 6-14)   Decision and Rate Order Mar 19, 2015
Hydro Ottawa Limited
EB-2014-0085
Price Cap IR (*DA) OEB Case Management Letter Yes (Aug 13-14) N/A Decision and Rate Order Dec 4, 2014
Innisfil Hydro Dist. Systems Limited
EB-2014-0086
Price Cap IR   Yes (Aug 13-14) Notice of Application Decision and Rate Order Dec 4, 2014
Kashechewan Power Corporation COS          
Kenora Hydro Electric Corporation Ltd.
EB-2014-0087
Annual IR Index (*DA) Letter re: 2015 COS deferral request

OEB Case Management Letter
Yes (Oct 24-14) N/A Decision and Rate Order Mar 19, 2015
Kingston Hydro Corporation
EB-2014-0088
Price Cap IR (*DA) Letter re: 2015 COS deferral request

OEB response re: 2015 COS deferral request

OEB Case Management Letter
Yes (Oct 16-14) N/A Decision and Rate Order Mar 19, 2015
Kitchener-Wilmot Hydro Inc.
EB-2014-0089
Price Cap IR (*DA) OEB Case Management Letter Yes (Aug 13-14) N/A Decision and Rate Order Dec 19, 2014
Lakefront Utilities Inc.
EB-2014-0090
Price Cap IR   Yes (Nov 3-14) Notice of Application Decision and Rate Order Mar 19, 2015
Lakeland Power Distribution Ltd.
EB-2014-0091
Price Cap IR (*DA) OEB Case Management Letter Yes (Aug 15-14) N/A Decision and Rate Order Jan 22, 2015
London Hydro Inc.
EB-2014-0092
Price Cap IR (*DA) OEB Case Management Letter Yes (Sep 26-14) N/A Decision and Rate Order Mar 19, 2015
Midland Power Utility Corporation
EB-2014-0093
Price Cap IR (*DA) OEB Case Management Letter Yes (Oct 20-14) N/A Decision and Rate Order Mar 19, 2015
Milton Hydro Distribution Inc.
EB-2014-0094
Price Cap IR Letter re: 2015 COS deferral request

OEB response re: 2015 COS deferral request

Letter re: intent to file Z-factor application
    Decision and Rate Order Mar 19, 2015
Newmarket – Tay Power Distribution Ltd.
EB-2014-0095
Annual IR Index Letter re: option to file Annual IR Index     Decision and Rate Order Dec 10, 2015
Niagara Peninsula Energy Inc.
EB-2014-0096
COS Letter re: delay in filing Yes (Sep 23-14) Notice of Application Interim Rate Order

Decision and Order

Rate Order
Jun 11, 2015
Niagara-on-the-Lake Hydro Inc.
EB-2014-0097
Price Cap IR   Yes (Sep 25-14) Notice of Application Decision and Rate Order

Final Rate Order
Apr 16, 2015
Norfolk Power Distribution Ltd.
EB-2014-0098
           
North Bay Hydro Distribution Limited
EB-2014-0099
COS Letter re: delay in filing Yes (Dec 12-14) Notice of Application  Decision and Order (Jul 16-15)

Decision and Order (Nov 12-15)
Nov 18, 2015
Northern Ontario Wires Inc.
EB-2014-0100
Price Cap IR (*DA) Letter re: delay in filing

OEB Case Management Letter
Yes (Oct 31-14) N/A Decision and Rate Order Mar 19, 2015
Oakville Hydro Distribution Inc.
EB-2014-0102
Price Cap IR Letter re: intent to file Z-factor application Yes (Aug 13-14) Notice of Application Decision and Order

Final Rate Order
Dec 18, 2014
Orangeville Hydro Limited
EB-2014-0103
Price Cap IR (*DA) OEB Case Management Letter Yes (Nov 26-14) N/A Decision and Rate Order Mar 19, 2015
Orillia Power Distribution Corp.
EB-2014-0104
Price Cap IR Letter re: 2015 COS deferral request

OEB response re: 2015 COS deferral request
    Decision and Rate Order Mar 19, 2015
Oshawa PUC Networks Inc.
EB-2014-0101
Custom IR Letter re: option to file Custom IR Yes (Jan 29-15) Notice of Application Decision and Order

Rate Order
Dec 22, 2015
Ottawa River Power Corporation
(no application for 2015 rates was filed)
  Letter re: request to file COS application

Letter re: delay in filing
      Aug 6, 2014
Parry Sound Power Corporation
EB-2014-0106
Price Cap IR Letter re: 2015 COS deferral request

OEB response re: 2015 COS deferral request
      Feb 20, 2014
Peterborough Distribution Inc.
EB-2014-0107
Price Cap IR (*DA) OEB Case Management Letter Yes (Sep 29-14) N/A Decision and Rate Order Mar 19, 2015
PowerStream Inc.
EB-2014-0108
Price Cap IR Letter re: 2016-2020 Custom IR Rate Application Yes (Aug 27-14) Notice of Application Decision and Rate Order Dec 4, 2014
PUC Distribution Inc.
EB-2014-0109
Price Cap IR (*DA) OEB Case Management Letter Yes (Sep 26-14) N/A Decision and Rate Order Mar 19, 2015
Renfrew Hydro Inc.
EB-2014-0110
Annual IR (*DA) OEB Case Management Letter Yes (Oct 29-14) N/A Decision and Rate Order Mar 19, 2015
Rideau St. Lawrence Distribution Inc.
EB-2014-0111
Price Cap IR (*DA) OEB Case Management Letter Yes (Sep 25-14) N/A Decision and Rate Order Mar 19, 2015
Sioux Lookout Hydro Inc.
EB-2014-0112
Price Cap IR (*DA) OEB Case Management Letter Yes (Oct 8-14) N/A Decision and Rate Order Mar 19, 2015
St. Thomas Energy Inc.
EB-2014-0113
COS Letter re: delay in filing Yes (Jun 26-14) Notice of Application  Decision and Order

Rate Order
Dec 18, 2014
Thunder Bay Hydro Electricity Distribution
EB-2014-0114
Price Cap IR (*DA) OEB Case Management Letter Yes (Oct 20-14) N/A Decision and Rate Order Mar 19, 2015
Tillsonburg Hydro Inc.
EB-2014-0115
Price Cap IR (*DA) OEB Case Management Letter Yes (Oct 21-14)   Decision and Rate Order Mar 19, 2015
Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited
EB-2014-0116
Custom IR Letter re: option to file Custom IR Yes (Jul 31-14) Notice of Application

Avis de requête et d’audience
Decision and Interim Rate Order (Apr 28-15)

Decision and Order (Dec 29-15)

Decision and Rate Order (Mar 1-16)
Mar 1, 2016
Veridian Connections Inc.
EB-2014-0117
Price Cap IR (*DA) Letter re: intent to file Z-factor application

OEB Case Management Letter
Yes (Oct 20-14) N/A Decision and Rate Order Mar 19, 2015
Wasaga Distribution Inc.
EB-2014-0118
Price Cap IR (*DA) OEB Case Management Letter Yes (Nov 3-14) N/A Decision and Rate Order Mar 19, 2015
Waterloo North Hydro Inc.
EB-2014-0119
Price Cap IR Letter re: 2015 COS deferral request

OEB response re: 2015 COS deferral request
    Decision and Rate Order Mar 19, 2015
Welland Hydro Electric System Corp.
EB-2014-0120
Price Cap IR (*DA) OEB Case Management Letter Yes (Oct 30-14) N/A Decision and Rate Order Mar 19, 2015
Wellington North Power Inc.
EB-2014-0121
Price Cap IR (*DA) OEB Case Management Letter Yes (Sep 26-14) N/A Decision and Rate Order Mar 19, 2015
West Coast Huron Energy Inc.
EB-2014-0122
Price Cap IR (*DA) OEB Case Management Letter Yes (Oct 6-14) N/A Decision and Rate Order Mar 19, 2015
Westario Power Inc.
EB-2014-0123
Price Cap IR (*DA) OEB Case Management Letter Yes (Sep 29-14) N/A Decision and Rate Order Mar 19, 2015
Whitby Hydro Electric Corporation
EB-2014-0124
Price Cap IR (*DA) Letter re: 2015 COS deferral request

OEB response re: 2015 COS deferral request

OEB Case Management Letter
Yes (Aug 13-14) N/A Decision and Rate Order Dec 4, 2014
Woodstock Hydro Services Inc.
EB-2014-0125
  Letter re: 2015 COS deferral request

OEB response re: 2015 COS deferral request
      Sep 3, 2014

 


ASSOCIATED DECISIONS

Date

Issue / Document

   

May 21-15

The Board issued its Decision with Reasons and Order on the Green Energy Plan Electricity Rate Protection Benefit and Charge (Ontario Regulation 330/09), effective May 1, 2015.

Jan 22-15

The Board issued its Decision with Reasons and Order on the Green Energy Plan Electricity Rate Protection Benefit and Charge (Ontario Regulation 330/09), effective January 1, 2015.

Dec 19-14

The Board has issued a Decision and Order setting the charge for Rural or Remote Electricity Rate Protection (RRRP) for 2015.

 


UPDATES

Date

Issue / Document

   

Nov 20-14

The Board has issued a letter which sets out the Cost of Capital Parameter Updates for Cost of Service Applications with rates effective in 2015.

Oct 30-14

Consistent with the policy determinations set out in the Report of the Board on Rate Setting Parameters and Benchmarking under the Renewed Regulatory Framework for Ontario's Electricity Distributors (EB-2010-0379) (Issued November 21, 2013 and updated December 4, 2013), the Board has calculated the value of the inflation factor for incentive rate setting under the Price Cap IR and Annual Index plans, for rate changes effective in 2015, to be 1.6%. The derivation of this is shown in the following table. The Board will adjust the price escalator in each applicable distributor's 2015 Incentive Regulation Mechanism model such that this inflationary adjustment is reflected in distribution rate changes resulting from Price Cap IR and Annual Index applications effective in 2015.

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2015_input_price_index

Sources:

Data accessed September 15, 2014

Sep 18-14

The Board has issued its Report of the Board on New Policy Options for the Funding of Capital Investments: The Advanced Capital Module.

Jul 25-14

The Board has issued an updated version of Chapter 3 of the Filing Requirements for Electricity Distribution Rate Applications for 2015 rates.

Jul 23-14

The Board has posted the checklist for Chapter 2 of the Filing Requirements for Electricity Distribution Rate Applications (2014 Edition for 2015 Rates) which may be helpful to distributors as they prepare their cost of service applications.

The quality of the information provided in an application has a direct impact on the efficiency of the review process, and the Board’s ability to adjudicate effectively. As set out in Chapter 1 of the Filing Requirements, the Board expects applications to be accurate, complete and internally consistent. If an application is incomplete or deficient then the Board may decline to process it until the deficiencies have been addressed. The checklist which has been posted is drawn directly from the Board’s Filing Requirements and has been developed as a tool to be used by the Board as part of its assessment as to whether or not an application is complete.

Jul 22-14

The Board has posted presentations and other supporting material for the July 24th Orientation Session for electricity distributors that are scheduled to file a cost of service application for 2015 rates.

Jul 18-14

The Board has issued updated versions of Chapters 1 and 2 of the Filing Requirements for Electricity Distribution Rate Applications for 2015 rates. On June 26, 2014, the Board issued draft versions of the Chapter 2 Appendices and Cost of Service Models. No changes have been to the appendices or models other than the Deferral and Variance Account (Continuity Schedule) Workform model. The remaining versions posted on June 26 are now final.

Jun 26-14

** Please note, as of July 18, 2014 the appendices and models below are now final. **

The Board has issued draft versions of the Chapter 2 Appendices and Cost of Service Models.

Cost of Service Models:

Incentive Regulation Models:

Feb 20-14

The Board has issued a letter identifying the list of distributors that are scheduled to file a cost of service application in respect of their 2015 rates under the 4th Generation Incentive Rate-setting method.  This letter also sets out the deadlines by which notice must be given to the Board in respect of various matters relating to the setting of 2015 rates, and by which cost of service applications for 2015 rates are expected to be filed.

 


CONTACT

For further information on the 2015 EDR Rate Applications, contact IndustryRelations@ontarioenergyboard.ca.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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