Posts by Fred D. Cass:

Supreme Court of Canada Rejects Claim Against Alberta Energy Regulator

In a decision released on January 13, 2017, the Supreme Court of Canada dismissed an appeal from an order striking out a claim made against the Alberta Energy Regulator. This was a split decision of the Supreme Court, in that Cromwell J. delivered reasons for dismissing the appeal on behalf of himself and three other […]


OEB Decision Approving Pole Attachment Charge Upheld on Appeal

We have written previously about a decision of the Ontario Energy Board approving a pole attachment charge for Hydro Ottawa Limited. As indicated in an earlier post, the OEB’s decision was the subject of an appeal to the Divisional Court of Ontario. The appeal was heard on September 29, 2016, at which time the Court […]


OEB Grants Approval for Creation of Ontario’s Second-Largest Electricity Distributor

The Ontario Energy Board has issued a decision approving an application by Enersource Hydro Mississauga Inc., Horizon Utilities Corporation and PowerStream Inc. for approval to merge, and for the merged entity, “LDC Co,” to purchase and merge with Hydro One Brampton Networks Inc.


Ontario Energy Board Rules on Framework for Expansion of Natural Gas Service

The Ontario Energy Board has issued its decision in a proceeding that it convened in order to establish a framework for the expansion of natural gas service to communities in Ontario that do not currently have access to natural gas. In the 2013 Long Term Energy Plan, the government of Ontario indicated that it would […]


OEB Issues Decision Regarding Real Estate Transactions by Electricity Distributor

A recent decision of the Ontario Energy Board addressed a series of issues arising from the acquisition and renovation of a building for office and storage purposes by Milton Hydro Distribution Inc. In its consideration of the regulatory treatment of the issues arising from Milton Hydro’s real estate transactions, the Board said that the over-arching […]


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