IESO Issues Version 4.0 of microFIT Program

installing alternative energy photovoltaic solar panels on roof

By David Stevens on June 24, 2016

On June 21, 2016, Ontario’s Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) issued version 4.0 of the microFIT program. As we detailed in a prior post, the IESO had earlier suspended the previous version of the microFIT program (version 3.3), “to protect the integrity of the microFIT program and consumers.” According to the IESO’s microFIT program website, […]


ERT Upholds Revocation of Wind Farm’s Renewable Energy Approval – Risk of Harm to Blanding’s Turtle

Closeup of a Blandings Turtle (Emydoidea blandingii) in the midwestern United States.

By Zoë Thoms on June 21, 2016

On June 6, 2016, the Environmental Review Tribunal (Tribunal) issued a ruling revoking the renewable energy approval (REA) granted by the Director of the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) to Ostrander Point GP (Ostrander) for the installation of nine wind turbine generators and supporting facilities, including new access roads and upgrades to existing […]


NEB Initiates Novel Hearing Process for Energy East Pipeline Project


By David Stevens on June 20, 2016

On June 16, 2016, the National Energy Board (NEB) announced that the project application for TransCanada’s Energy East pipeline project is complete, and provided some preliminary details about the hearing process. The planned hearing process includes some new elements, including participation by NEB panel members other than the Hearing Panel and public input into the […]


Minister’s Directive re LRP II, Conservation First and Support Programs


By Corrine Kennedy on June 17, 2016

On June 10, 2016, the Minister of Energy directed (the “Directive”) the Independent Electricity System Operator (the “IESO”) to expand the scope of the second phase of the Large Renewable Procurement (“LRP II”), previously announced on April 5, 2016 and discussed here. The Directive instructs the IESO to increase procurement targets for LRP II, introduce […]


Recent OEB Decisions Indicate That Intervenor Cost Awards Are Under More Scrutiny


By David Stevens on June 16, 2016

A review of Ontario Energy Board Decisions and Orders on Cost Awards from 2016 reveals that the OEB has been more likely to disallow parts of intervenor cost claims than in past periods. In at least six cases, the OEB has declined to award an intervenor the full amount of costs claimed. For the most […]


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