Fallout Continues over Termination of Alberta Power Purchase Arrangements with Coal-Fired Generators

By Zoë Thoms on May 9, 2016

Earlier this spring, TransCanada Corp. announced that it would cancel its power purchase arrangements with certain coal-fired plants in Alberta. The company’s stated reason for the termination was increased costs associated with CO2 emissions over the life of the PPAs as a result of recent amendments to the Specified Gas Emitter Regulation.


Attending Camput? We Look Forward to Seeing You There!

By Energy Insider on May 6, 2016

Fred Cass, Dennis O’Leary, David Stevens and Zoë Thoms will be attending the 2016 CAMPUT Annual Conference in Montréal, Québec from May 15 – 18. The CAMPUT Annual Conference has the reputation of being Canada’s most important conference dealing with energy and utility regulation. Our lawyers hope to have the opportunity to catch up with […]


Ontario Liberal MPP Introduces Legislation to Ban Some Door-to-Door Sales

By David Stevens on May 6, 2016

There has been a lot of recent media attention on problems caused by door-to-door sales of energy services products in Ontario (see here and here). As we recently reported, the Ontario Ministry of Government and Consumer Services has taken action against one sales company. This week, we have seen another development. On May 2, 2016, […]


OEB Issues New Reporting Requirements for “Major Events”

By David Stevens on May 5, 2016

As we discussed late last year, the Ontario Energy Board has signalled that it wants to focus on “Major Events” and their impact on electricity distributor reliability and performance. “Major Events” are extraordinary occurrences out of a distributor’s control that cause significant disruptions on the distribution system. Examples are major weather-related events such as ice […]


Ontario’s “Typical Electricity Customer” Now Consumes Less

By David Stevens on May 4, 2016

According to a new Report of the Ontario Energy Board, the typical electricity customer in Ontario now uses less electricity than in the past. The OEB now considers that a typical Ontario household consumes 750 kWh per month, as compared to the prior 800 kWh per month standard that has been used since 2009. According […]


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