Implementation Details for Ontario’s 8% Electricity Rebate Announced

By David Stevens on February 13, 2017

On February 9, 2017, the Ontario Energy Board issued a letter titled Implementation of the Ontario Rebate for Electricity Consumers. As we described in an earlier post, starting on January 1, 2017, the Ontario Rebate for Electricity Consumers (OREC) provides an 8% rebate (equal to the provincial portion of HST) to residential and commercial customers […]

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OEB Introduces Process For Online Verification of Retail Contracts

By David Stevens on February 1, 2017

On January 31, 2017, the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) issued a Notice of Proposal setting out changes to the Codes of Conduct for Electricity Retailers and Gas Marketers that would allow verification of energy retail contracts to be done online. The proposed rules require the energy marketer’s third party representative to send an email to […]

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Ontario Announces Expanded Natural Gas Grant Program

By David Stevens on January 31, 2017

On January 30, 2017, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure announced that the Province will provide $100 million for a Natural Gas Grant Program. The stated purpose of the program is to support the building of new natural gas infrastructure for communities without service, including those in rural and Northern Ontario and First Nations communities. The news […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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