Ontario Court of Appeal Sides with Non-utility Generators in Price Adjustment Case

By David Stevens on May 31, 2016

The Ontario Court of Appeal’s April 2016 decision in Iroquois Falls Power Corporation v. Ontario Electricity Financial Corporation confirmed an earlier decision that non-utility generators (NUGs) will not receive reduced payments under their power purchase agreements (PPAs) as a result of changes to the way that the “global adjustment” (GA) is calculated. The total benefit […]

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From Extreme Weather to Cyber Attacks – Ensuring the Resiliency of North America’s Electricity Grid

By Zoë Thoms on May 27, 2016

Last week at the 2016 CAMPUT conference in Montreal, attendees were invited to consider the impact of the extreme weather and intentional attacks on North America’s electricity grid and what measures may be taken to mitigate against these risks. The panel featured Colette D. Honorable, Commissioner of the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Gerry […]

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TransCanada Corp. Files Consolidated Energy East Application

By Zoë Thoms on May 27, 2016

The National Energy Board recently tweeted a picture of the filed consolidated Energy East application, all 38,885 pages of it. As we discussed in a previous post, earlier this year the NEB directed TransCanada Corp. to file the consolidated version of the application to address the NEB’s concern that the Energy East application had become too complicated even for experts to navigate.

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B.C. Regulation Exempts Completed Projects from Provincial Environmental Review

By David Stevens on May 26, 2016

The British Columbia Government’s Cabinet recently approved an “exemption regulation” under the Environmental Assessment Act that will exempt previously approved and constructed projects from requiring an environmental assessment certificate. The “exemption regulation” is made in response to the British Columbia Supreme Court decision in Coastal First Nations v. British Columbia (Environment).

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OEB’s Consultation into Regulatory Treatment of Pension Costs is Moving Ahead

By David Stevens on May 25, 2016

As we reported last year, regulated utilities in Ontario can expect changes to the reporting and recoverability in rates of their pension costs. The Ontario Energy Board’s previously announced consultation to look at how pension and other post-employment benefits costs are treated for regulatory purposes will be the subject of a Stakeholder Forum on July 19, 2016. Presumably, the OEB will update relevant regulatory rules and instruments after that time.

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