Report Finds That Ontario’s Time-Of-Use Pricing Shifts Electricity Consumption

By David Stevens on February 28, 2017

A February 2017 report titled “The Impact of Time-Of-Use Rates in Ontario,” authored by the Brattle Group (with contributions from Mountain Economic Consulting and eMeter), looks at the impacts of the implementation of time-of-use (TOU) pricing in Ontario. The report (which can be found here) is summarized in a February 2017 article in Public Utilities […]

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Alberta Energy Regulator Issues Report Highlighting Pipeline Safety Records

By David Stevens on February 27, 2017

On February 21, 2017, the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) issued a report providing “detailed information on how pipeline operators are performing compared with their peers across Alberta.” According to the AER’s News Release, the Pipeline Performance Report is the first in a series of reports the AER is releasing to increase transparency and enhance industry […]

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OEB Bans Residential Electricity Customer Disconnections For the 2017 Winter

By David Stevens on February 24, 2017

As expected, the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) has moved quickly to ban local electricity distribution companies (LDCs) from disconnecting residential consumers during the current winter season. In a Decision and Order issued on February 23, 2017, the OEB amended the licences of each LDC to include the following new licence conditions: Until April 30, 2017, […]

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Ontario Passes Legislation to Support Banning Winter Disconnections

By David Stevens on February 23, 2017

On February 22, 2017, the Ontario government introduced and passed the Protecting Vulnerable Energy Consumers Act, 2017 (Bill 95). The new legislation was introduced and passed all in one sitting because it had the unanimous support of all parties in the Legislature. This legislation follows the Minister of Energy’s letter to local electricity distribution companies […]

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New Report Highlights Key Role Ontario LDCs Can Take In Advancing Distributed Energy Resources

By David Stevens on February 21, 2017

The Ontario Electricity Distributors Association (EDA) recently released a Report titled The Power to Connect: Advancing Customer-Driven Electricity Solutions for Ontario. The Report highlights how distributed energy resources (DERs) can support a more resilient and cost-effective electricity system. In both the Report (which was prepared by Navigant Consulting) and the related Overview (prepared by the […]

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