NEB to Restart Energy East Hearing Process

By David Stevens on January 30, 2017

On January 27, 2017, the National Energy Board (NEB) announced that the new Hearing Panel appointed to review TransCanada’s Energy East and Eastern Mainline projects has voided all decisions from the previous panel. This means that the hearing process will have to be restarted, with all prior decisions having no ongoing effect (including the combining […]


Powerful Women: Margaret Nelligan

By Corrine Kennedy and Zoë Thoms on January 26, 2017

This week’s Powerful Women profile features Aird & Berlis’s own Margaret Nelligan, a partner in the firm’s Corporate Finance Group, as well as a member of the Energy Group. Margaret has extensive experience on corporate and not-for-profit boards, and currently serves on the board of Horizon Utilities Corporation. Her full bio can be found here. […]


Ontario’s First Cap and Trade Auction Set for March 22, 2017

By David Stevens on January 25, 2017

The Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change has released an Auction Notice for the Ontario Cap and Trade Program Auction of Greenhouse Gas Allowances to be held on March 22, 2017. This is the first public auction to be held. It follows a “practice auction” that was held earlier in January 2017 to […]


BCUC Determines That it Has No Jurisdiction to Approve Low-Income Rates

By David Stevens on January 24, 2017

On January 20, 2017, the British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC) released its decision in a BC Hydro Rate Design Application (the Decision). The Decision addresses a number of issues related to how BC Hydro sets its rates, and will be applicable to the updated BC Hydro revenue requirement being determined in a separate proceeding. Among […]


Details About NEB Modernization Expert Panel Consultations Released

By David Stevens on January 18, 2017

On January 16, 2017, Natural Resources Minister Carr announced details about the upcoming cross-Canada consultations to be undertaken by the Expert Panel tasked with providing recommendations on modernizing the National Energy Board (NEB). This is the next step to implement the Terms of Reference established for this process. As we previously explained, the stated goal […]


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