OEB Decides to Forebear From Regulating Union Gas LNG Sales

By David Stevens on April 28, 2015

On April 9, 2015, the Ontario Energy Board issued a decision declining to regulate Union Gas Limited’s production and sales of liquefied natural gas (LNG). The OEB decided to forebear from regulating this activity because a competitive market already exists for LNG as a transportation fuel. Union operates an LNG facility in its northern service […]

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OEB Allows Greenfield South Power Corporation to Bypass Union Gas

By David Stevens on April 20, 2015

On April 2, 2015, the Ontario Energy Board issued a decision allowing Greenfield South Power Corporation to construct a pipeline and facilities to connect its natural gas fired power plant to the Vector Pipeline Limited Partnership pipeline. This decision allows Greenfield to “bypass” the Union Gas Limited distribution system, and the approval was granted over Union Gas’s objections.

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The OEB Launches a Review of Whether to Change its Intervenor Participation Model

By David Stevens on April 20, 2015

The OEB recently announced plans to proceed with the second phase of its review of its intervenor participation model. The OEB’s April 17, 2015 letter is found here. The question that will be addressed in Phase II is whether the OEB should adopt a different model regarding the representation of consumer interests in OEB proceedings. […]

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OEB Issues Staff Report on the 2014 Natural Gas Market Review

By David Stevens on April 18, 2015

On March 31, 2015, Ontario Energy Board staff issued a report to the OEB about the 2014 Natural Gas Market Review (NGMR). The OEB staff report summarizes what was presented and discussed through the NGMR consultation, and makes recommendations for next steps.

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OEB Determines That All Residential Electricity Customers Will Move to Fixed Charges for Distribution

By David Stevens on April 16, 2015

On April 2, 2015, the Ontario Energy Board released its Board Policy on Rate Design for Electricity Residential Customers. The Policy requires that all residential electricity customers in Ontario will pay a fixed charge for the electricity distribution portion of their bills. This is a change from the long-standing practice of calculating part of the distribution charges based on a customer’s electricity usage.

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