OEB Decision Approving Pole Attachment Charge Upheld on Appeal

By Fred D. Cass on December 16, 2016

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

By David Stevens on December 14, 2016

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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OEB Mandates New Standard Contract Terms and Verification Calls For Electricity and Gas Retailers

By David Stevens on December 13, 2016

In early December 2016, the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) issued two Notices (here and here) confirming new rules and requirements that will apply to electricity retailers and gas marketers in Ontario. As per our earlier post discussing the OEB’s draft versions of these documents, the new rules are intended to implement recommendations that were set […]

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OEB Grants Approval for Creation of Ontario’s Second-Largest Electricity Distributor

By Fred D. Cass on December 9, 2016

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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Alberta Announces Changes to Balancing Pool

By Pavle Levkovic on December 8, 2016

On November 29, 2016, the Government of Alberta announced that it had tabled Bill 34: Electric Utilities Amendment Act, 2016 (Bill 34) in the Alberta Legislature. When passed, Bill 34 will add an additional section to the Electric Utilities Act, S.A. 2003, c. E-5.1 (the EUA). The purpose of Bill 34 is to allow the […]

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