Practice & Procedure

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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NEB Moves Closer to Resuming its Review of the Energy East Proposal

On January 10, 2017, the National Energy Board (NEB) announced the appointment of the three new panel members who will consider TransCanada’s Energy East pipeline project. The hearing panel will be composed of presiding member Don Ferguson, along with Carole Malo and Marc Paquin. The NEB’s announcement follows the abrupt suspension of the Energy East […]

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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 […]

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British Regulator Launches “Innovation Link” to Advise New Entrants and Startups

In early December 2016, the United Kingdom’s Office of Gas and Electricity Markets announced the launch of its “Innovation Link.” This is described as “a ‘one stop shop’ offering support on energy regulation to businesses looking to introduce innovative or significantly different propositions to the energy sector.” The idea is to provide support to innovators who are new to the regulated energy field, so that they can understand the regulatory implications of their ideas.

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