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Carriers Challenge Hydro One Pole Attachment Fees, and End up Paying More

On August 4, 2016, the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) released its Decision in a motion brought by cable and telecommunications carriers (the Carriers) seeking to review and vary the OEB’s prior approval of pole attachment fees charged by Hydro One Networks Inc. (Hydro One). The Carriers argued that the previously approved charge of around $37 […]

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OEB Invites Proposals for Pilot Projects on Electricity Pricing

On July 18, 2016, the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) released a letter inviting electricity distributors to participate in developing and implementing priority electricity price pilot projects that have been identified by the OEB. Along with the letter, the OEB also issued its Regulated Price Plan Roadmap: Guideline for Pilot Projects on RPP Pricing.

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Ontario Gas Utilities to Include Cap and Trade Costs in Their Delivery Rates

On July 28, 2016, the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) released a decision providing some details about how Ontario’s gas utilities are to implement billing and provide customer information when the Cap and Trade program comes into effect on January 1, 2017. The key determination in the OEB’s decision is that the cap and trade costs will be passed on to gas utility customers as part of their overall delivery charges, not as a separate line item.

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Newfoundland and Labrador PUB Issues Decision on Cost of Capital for Newfoundland Power

The Newfoundland and Labrador Board of Commissioners of Public Utilities issued a decision on June 8, 2016 in respect of a General Rate Application filed by Newfoundland Power Inc. In the decision, the PUB addressed the cost of capital, the capital structure and the risk profile for NP. On the subject of risk profile, the […]

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OEB Staff Release Discussion Paper on Cap & Trade Framework for Natural Gas Utilities

On May 25, 2016, Ontario Energy Board (OEB) staff released a discussion paper for comment regarding the OEB’s ongoing consultation for the development of a regulatory framework for the implementation of the provincial government’s cap and trade program by natural gas utilities.[1] As we previously wrote, under Ontario’s cap and trade program, natural gas utilities […]

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