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 […]


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.


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 […]


Recently-Posted OEB Report Supports Elimination of Distribution Charges for On-Reserve First Nations Customers

As we discussed in an earlier post, one element of the Ontario Government’s Fair Hydro Plan proposes the creation of a First Nations On-Reserve Delivery Credit, which will eliminate the delivery charge for all on-reserve First Nations households. An Ontario Energy Board (OEB) Report to the Minister of Energy about Options for Rate Assistance Programs […]


Ontario’s Electricity Rates to Go Down in Advance of Implementing the “Fair Hydro Plan”

On April 20, 2017, the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) announced that the electricity supply cost (Regulated Price Plan or RPP) for residential and small business customers will be reduced starting on May 1. As explained in the OEB’s Regulated Price Plan Price Report, the reduction in RPP results from the anticipated impact of implementing the […]


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