OEB Will Update Filing Requirements for Natural Gas Rate Applications

By Fred D. Cass on March 8, 2016

The Ontario Energy Board announced on March 7, 2016 that it will be updating its filing requirements for natural gas rate applications. In October 2012, the OEB issued a Report on a Renewed Regulatory Framework for Electricity Distributors (RRFE) and, subsequently, the Board followed up on this initiative with additional guidance for electricity distributors, including […]


Quebec Government Seeks Injunction to Require Provincial Environmental Review of Energy East

By David Stevens on March 7, 2016

On March 1, 2016, the Quebec Government announced that it is seeking an injunction against TransCanada Pipelines (TransCanada) to ensure that the relevant parts of the Energy East project (a federally-regulated interprovincial pipeline project) are subject to a Quebec environmental assessment process. We have previously written about the Energy East project here and here. Although […]


Ontario’s Cap and Trade Program Unveiled

By Zoë Thoms on March 4, 2016

On February 24, 2016, the Ontario government introduced the Climate Change Mitigation and Low-carbon Economy Act, 2016  (the “Act”) which sets out a framework for Ontario’s cap and trade program and enshrines emission reduction targets for the province.  The following day the government released the Cap and Trade Regulatory Proposal and Revised Guideline for Greenhouse […]


Ontario Issues Draft Reporting Requirements For Energy and Water Consumption as Bill 135 (Long Term Energy Planning Amendments) Nears Approval

By David Stevens on March 3, 2016

In an earlier post, we reported on the Ontario Government’s Bill 135, which is titled the Energy Statute Law Amendment Act, 2015. The proposed new legislation introduces a number of changes to the Green Energy Act, 2009, the Electricity Act, 1998 and the Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998. As we explained, the most significant aspect […]


OEB to Issue a New Consumer Engagement and Representation Framework

By David Stevens on March 2, 2016

The Ontario Energy Board (OEB) has announced that it plans to issue a new comprehensive “Consumer Engagement and Representation Framework” in the Fall of 2016. This announcement came as part of OEB Chair Rosemarie Leclair’s February 29, 2016 speech to the Electricity Distributors Association (EDA) Annual General Meeting. According to the OEB Chair, the Consumer […]


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