skip to main content
Filter items by:
select
select
select
select

Posted in: Practice & Procedure | Ontario | Consumer Protection

Insights EnergyInsider
OEB initiates Phase 2 of Its Customer Service Rules Review By David Stevens Nov 13, 2018 The Ontario Energy Board has now announced plans to proceed with “Phase 2” of its Customer Service Rules Review. This article outlines key areas of focus.

Posted in: Canada (Federal) | Practice & Procedure | British Columbia | Facilities

Insights EnergyInsider
NEB Agrees to Consider Whether Pipeline Serving LNG Canada Project Requires NEB Approval By David Stevens Nov 12, 2018 In late October 2018, the National Energy Board issued a letter indicating that the NEB will consider a jurisdictional challenge over whether the NEB must approve the Coastal GasLink Pipeline that would serve the recently-confirmed LNG Canada project.
Federal Government Announces Carbon Tax Systems For Ontario, New Brunswick, Manitoba and Saskatchewan By Zoë Thoms and Jonathan Yantzi Nov 09, 2018 On October 23, 2018, the federal government announced details regarding the federal carbon tax systems that it will implement in Ontario, New Brunswick, Manitoba and Saskatchewan (the “federal backstop jurisdictions”) in 2019. The federal backstop jurisdictions did not design their own pollution ...

Posted in: Ontario | Ratemaking | Facilities

Insights EnergyInsider
Ontario Proposes New Approach for Expansion of Natural Gas to Unserved Communities By David Stevens Oct 22, 2018 The Ontario government recently proposed amendments to the Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998 (OEB Act) that are intended to support the expansion of natural gas service to unserved communities. The amendments will provide “rate protection” for consumers where the gas distributor makes investments to...

Posted in: Procurement | Ontario | Energy Policy

Insights EnergyInsider
IESO Forecasts Electricity Shortfall of 1,400 MW by 2023 By Zoë Thoms Oct 19, 2018 The IESO recently released details of its long-term electricity outlook and planning processes. The IESO projects a shortfall of 1,400 MW by 2023 and 3,700 MW by 2025 before plateauing to about 2,000 MW over the long term. The need for new capacity is primarily driven by the retirement of the Pic...
Insights EnergyInsider
Ontario Consults on “Made-in-Ontario Climate Change Plan” By David Stevens Oct 19, 2018 On October 17, 2018, the Ontario government initiated its public consultation process for a new “made-in-Ontario climate change plan.” The consultation is consistent with the indication in the (not yet-passed) Cap and Trade Cancellation Act, 2018 that the Minister of Environment, Conservation and...

Posted in: Energy Policy | Ontario | Practice & Procedure | Climate Change / Renewables

Insights EnergyInsider
Ontario Repeals Green Energy Act, 2009 By Zoë Thoms and Jonathan Yantzi Oct 12, 2018 The Ontario Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines recently introduced legislation to repeal the Green Energy Act, 2009 and its regulations. The Green Energy Act, 2009 was enacted ten years ago to expand renewable energy production, encourage energy conservation and create jobs in the...

Posted in: Powerful Women

Insights EnergyInsider
Powerful Women: Indy Butany-DeSouza By Zoë Thoms and Corrine Kennedy Oct 05, 2018 This week’s Powerful Women series profiles Indy Butany-DeSouza, Vice President Regulatory Affairs & Privacy Officer, at Alectra Utilities Corporation, the second-largest municipally-owned electricity utility in North America. In her dynamic interview, Indy shares her journey to the energy sector,...

Posted in: Energy Storage | Facilities | Ontario | Energy Policy

Insights EnergyInsider
Ontario Decides Not to Implement New Regulations to Support Expanded Net Metering By David Stevens Oct 03, 2018 A recent Notice from the Ontario government indicates that the planned amendments to Ontario’s Net Metering Regulation under the Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998 will not proceed as planned. The result is that the amendments that were planned for October 1st have been revoked. Instead, the Notice i...
Ontario to Challenge Federal Carbon Pricing Statute as Unconstitutional By Zoë Thoms and Jonathan Yantzi Sep 28, 2018 The Government of Ontario recently filed a reference with the Court of Appeal challenging the federal government’s carbon tax legislation as unconstitutional. On July 25, 2018, the newly-elected Ontario government introduced legislation to cancel the Ontario Cap and Trade Program.

Posted in: Practice & Procedure | Utility 2.0 | Ontario | Energy Policy

Insights EnergyInsider
OEA Releases Discussion Paper on Load Serving Entities By Ron W. Clark Sep 20, 2018 On September 13, 2018, the Ontario Energy Association released “Policy Case: Recommendations for an Ontario Load-Serving Entity Model.” In the paper, the authors make the case for allowing local electricity distribution companies to act as Load Serving Entities and procure electricity generation ...

Posted in: Powerful Women

Insights EnergyInsider
Powerful Women: Michelle Branigan By Corrine Kennedy and Zoë Thoms Sep 18, 2018 Michelle Branigan is the CEO of Electricity Human Resources Canada. In her interview, Michelle encourages women to not worry about being perfect and avoid limiting themselves. She also highlights the opportunities ahead as the industry undergoes a major transformation.

Posted in: Ontario | Practice & Procedure | Consumer Protection

Insights EnergyInsider
OEB Issues Report Proposing Changes to Utility Customer Service Rules By David Stevens Sep 17, 2018 As we discussed in an earlier post, the Ontario Energy Board has been engaged in a review of Customer Service Rules for Electricity and Gas consumers. This was promised at the time that the OEB first implemented new rules to ban local electricity distribution companies from disconnecting resident...

Posted in: Powerful Women

Insights EnergyInsider
Leadership Accord for Gender Diversity | EHRC By Corrine Kennedy and Zoë Thoms Sep 14, 2018 In anticipation of our interview with Michelle Branigan, Chief Executive Officer of Electricity Human Resources Canada, this week’s blog post takes a preliminary look at the Leadership Accord for Gender Diversity, its genesis, purpose and the effect it is having on the industry.

Posted in: Powerful Women

Insights EnergyInsider
Powerful Women: Teresa Sarkesian By Corrine Kennedy and Zoë Thoms Sep 07, 2018 Teresa Sarkesian is the President & Chief Executive Officer of the Electricity Distributor’s Association. In her interview, Teresa discusses the importance of all leaders carving out time to contemplate long-term strategy, allowing leaders to be proactive in their practice and initiatives. She al...

Posted in: Practice & Procedure | Ratemaking | Ontario

Insights EnergyInsider
OEB Allows Hydro One Motion to Review and Vary 2017/2018 Transmission Revenue Requirement Decision By David Stevens Sep 06, 2018 On August 31, 2018, the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) released its Decision on Hydro One’s Motion to Review and Vary aspects of the OEB’s earlier Decision and Order setting Hydro One’s transmission revenue requirement for 2017 and 2018.

Posted in: Practice & Procedure | Facilities | Canada (Federal)

Insights EnergyInsider
Federal Court of Appeal Quashes Cabinet Approval of Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion By David Stevens and Matthew Helfand Sep 05, 2018 On August 30, 2018, the Federal Court of Appeal released its decision in the matter of Tsleil-Waututh Nation et al. v. Attorney General of Canada et al. In this decision, the court has quashed Cabinet’s approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project.

Posted in: Energy Policy | Ontario | Practice & Procedure | Climate Change / Renewables

Insights EnergyInsider
Ontario Natural Gas Distributors to End Cap and Trade Charges By David Stevens Aug 30, 2018 Now that the Cap and Trade Cancellation Act, 1998 has passed, the Ontario government has issued an announcement indicating that Ontario natural gas distributors will be required to remove Cap and Trade charges from customer bills as of October 1, 2018. This will change (reduce) the distribution r...

Posted in: Practice & Procedure | Ratemaking | Ontario | Energy Policy

Insights EnergyInsider
OEB Confirms Rejection of Hydro One’s Proposed Acquisition of Orillia Power Distribution By David Stevens Aug 27, 2018 On August 23, 2018, the Ontario Energy Board issued a Decision and Order dismissing a motion to review and vary the OEB’s prior decision denying Hydro One’s application to purchase the shares of Orillia Power Distribution Corporation. The OEB found that the moving parties (Hydro One and Orillia P...

Posted in: Energy Policy | Ratemaking | Manitoba

Insights EnergyInsider
Manitoba Hydro Appeals PUB Approval of Special Rates for On-Reserve First Nations Customers By David Stevens Aug 17, 2018 In its Final Order with respect to Manitoba Hydro’s 2017/18 and 2018/19 General Rate Application, the Manitoba Public Utilities Board (PUB) ordered and approved a new rate class and rate for On-Reserve Residential Customers in Manitoba to address bill affordability issues for those customers. Spe...

Posted in: Nova Scotia | Facilities | Climate Change / Renewables

Insights EnergyInsider
Nova Scotia Utility Withdraws from Tidal Generation Project By David Stevens Aug 16, 2018 Recent events seem to signal the end of the Cape Sharp Tidal project. As previously discussed, Cape Sharp Tidal has been a joint venture between Ireland-based OpenHydro and Nova Scotia Power affiliate Emera, created to deploy two 2MW tidal turbines in Minas Passage at the Fundy Ocean Research Cen...
Ottawa Eases Carbon Tax Threshold While Ontario Government Launches Court Challenge Against Tax By Zoë Thoms and Peter Dalglish Aug 10, 2018 On July 27, 2018, the federal government announced that large industrial companies will face a less-stringent threshold on emissions penalties when Ottawa’s carbon tax rolls out on January 1, 2019.

Posted in: Energy Storage

Insights EnergyInsider
2018: Energy Storage Developments in the Last Twelve Months By David Stevens and Jasmine Chung Aug 07, 2018 The energy storage market continues to gain momentum over the past year. McKinsey reported that from 2012 to 2017, battery costs fell more than 15% per year, for a total five-year drop of more than 50%. The total cost of energy storage systems (i.e. battery-pack costs; other hardware costs such ...

Posted in: Ontario | Practice & Procedure | Energy Policy | Climate Change / Renewables

Insights EnergyInsider
Ontario Introduces Legislation to Cancel the Cap and Trade Program By David Stevens and Peter Dalglish Aug 03, 2018 On July 25, 2018, the Ontario government introduced Bill 4, referred to as the Cap and Trade Cancellation Act, 1998. The new legislation will implement the Government of Ontario’s commitment to wind down Ontario’s Cap and Trade Program, and follows up on the July 3, 2018 announcement that the gov...
Items 1 to 24 of 467