Minister’s Directive re LRP II, Conservation First and Support Programs

By Corrine Kennedy on June 17, 2016

On June 10, 2016, the Minister of Energy directed (the “Directive”) the Independent Electricity System Operator (the “IESO”) to expand the scope of the second phase of the Large Renewable Procurement (“LRP II”), previously announced on April 5, 2016 and discussed here. The Directive instructs the IESO to increase procurement targets for LRP II, introduce […]

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Recent OEB Decisions Indicate That Intervenor Cost Awards Are Under More Scrutiny

By David Stevens on June 16, 2016

A review of Ontario Energy Board Decisions and Orders on Cost Awards from 2016 reveals that the OEB has been more likely to disallow parts of intervenor cost claims than in past periods. In at least six cases, the OEB has declined to award an intervenor the full amount of costs claimed. For the most […]

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IESO to Prepare a Technical Report on Ontario’s Electricity System to Support Development of the New LTEP

By David Stevens on June 14, 2016

On June 10, 2016, Ontario’s Minister of Energy issued a letter to the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO), requiring the IESO to “submit a technical report on the adequacy and reliability of Ontario’s electricity resources.” This report is to be used to support the development of a new Long-Term Energy Plan (LTEP). The letter from […]

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The Role of Renewable Fuels to Increase in Ontario

By David Stevens on June 13, 2016

The Ontario Climate Change Action Plan (discussed here) confirms that the Province will implement requirements for renewable content in natural gas and transportation fuels. The goal is to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. This suggests a commitment towards improving rather than banning the use of these fuels. While we will have to await future details […]

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

By Fred D. Cass on June 13, 2016

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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