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OEB Convenes Net Metering Consultation in Advance of New Rules

On May 25, 2017, the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) issued a letter convening a “Net Metering Consultation.” The Net Metering Consultation is intended to explore the implications of the updated Net Metering Regulation (which will come into force on July 1, 2017), and to determine what changes should be made to OEB rules and processes […]

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Ontario’s Financial Accountability Office Finds That “Fair Hydro Plan” Has a Net Cost of $21 Billion

On May 24, Ontario’s Financial Accountability Office published its Assessment of the Fiscal Impact of the Province’s Fair Hydro Plan. This Assessment reviews how Ontario’s Fair Hydro Plan will impact electricity ratepayers and provincial finances.

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OEB Issues “Consumer Charter” and Announces Details of Review of Utilities’ Current Customer Service Rules

On May 16, 2017, the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) published its “Consumer Charter.” As explained by the OEB, the Consumer Charter sets out the key rights held by Ontario energy consumers in an “easily understood format.” The consumer rights addressed in the Consumer Charter are: Safe and reliable service; Accurate and timely bills; Fair security […]

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Expert Panel Releases Report on Modernization of the NEB

On May 15, 2017, the Expert Panel on the Modernization of the National Energy Board (NEB) released their report, titled “Forward, Together: Enabling Canada’s Clean, Safe and Secure Energy Future” (the Report). A key recommendation in the Report is the need for a clearly-defined national strategy from the Federal government to align and realize energy, […]

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NEB Publishes Energy East Project Draft Lists of Issues For Comment

On May 10, 2017, the National Energy Board issued a letter on the draft Lists of Issues related to the Energy East and Eastern Mainline pipeline projects, as well as draft Factors and Scope of the Factors to be considered in the NEB’s environmental assessment of each project. As we have described in earlier posts, the NEB’s restarted hearing process for this proceeding required that all steps from the prior process were voided, meaning that the earlier Lists of Issues were no longer applicable.

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