Practice & Procedure

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.

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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 […]

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Ontario Government Plans Changes to OEB Act, Including New Disconnection Rules

Recently, the Ontario Government introduced the second reading of Bill 27, which is titled Burden Reduction Act, 2016 (Bill 27). This is “omnibus legislation” that proposes changes to a large number of statutes with the objective “to reduce the regulatory burden on business and achieve a cost savings for government.” Among other things, Bill 27 […]

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OEB Updates its Settlement Conference Rules

On October 28, 2016, the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) issued its amended Practice Direction on Settlement Conferences to provide more detail about the privileged and confidential status of information exchanged during an OEB-convened Settlement Conference. The updates to the Practice Direction on Settlement Conferences appear to have been prompted, at least in part, by OEB […]

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Hydro One Inc.’s MAADs Application Re Acquisition of Great Lakes Power Transmission

The Ontario Energy Board issued its decision in respect of the MAADs (Mergers, Acquisitions, Amalgamations and Divestitures) Application by Hydro One (“HONI”) on October 13, 2016. Briefly, HONI was seeking approval for the purchase of the voting shares of Great Lakes Power Transmission Inc. (“GLP”), acceptance of a proposed 10-year rate rebasing deferral period with […]

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