Practice & Procedure

Ontario’s Minister of Energy Asks LDCs to Stop Winter Disconnections

On February 16, 2017, Glenn Thibeault (Ontario’s Minister of Energy) sent a letter to Ontario’s local electricity distribution companies (LDCs) requesting that they voluntarily stop disconnecting customers during the winter season. According to news reports (see here, for example), the Minister has styled it as a request, because he does not believe that he has […]

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What the Newly-Empowered Electricity Consumer Expects from Their LDC

Aird & Berlis LLP recently hosted a complimentary webinar, examining the ways by which new technologies and customer engagement strategies will shape the electricity industry in the future. The webinar was moderated by Ron Clark, partner and member of the Energy Group at Aird & Berlis LLP, and presented by Adam White, Chief Executive Officer […]

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NEB to Restart Energy East Hearing Process

On January 27, 2017, the National Energy Board (NEB) announced that the new Hearing Panel appointed to review TransCanada’s Energy East and Eastern Mainline projects has voided all decisions from the previous panel. This means that the hearing process will have to be restarted, with all prior decisions having no ongoing effect (including the combining […]

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Ontario’s First Cap and Trade Auction Set for March 22, 2017

The Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change has released an Auction Notice for the Ontario Cap and Trade Program Auction of Greenhouse Gas Allowances to be held on March 22, 2017. This is the first public auction to be held. It follows a “practice auction” that was held earlier in January 2017 to […]

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BCUC Determines That it Has No Jurisdiction to Approve Low-Income Rates

On January 20, 2017, the British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC) released its decision in a BC Hydro Rate Design Application (the Decision). The Decision addresses a number of issues related to how BC Hydro sets its rates, and will be applicable to the updated BC Hydro revenue requirement being determined in a separate proceeding. Among […]

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