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Posted in: Ontario | Climate Change / Renewables | Energy Policy

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Ontario’s Low-Carbon Hydrogen Strategy By David Stevens and Christian Nianiaris Nov 24, 2020 Ontario’s first Low-Carbon Hydrogen Strategy is in the works. On November 19, 2020, Jeff Yurek, t... Ontario’s first Low-Carbon Hydrogen Strategy is in the works. On November 19, 2020, Jeff Yurek, the Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks, announced a plan to foster an Ontario hydrogen economy. As part of this announcement, the government released the Ontario Low-Carbon Hydrogen St...

Posted in: Facilities | Ontario | Climate Change / Renewables | Energy Policy

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Ontario Energy Board Approves Hydrogen Blending Pilot Project By David Stevens Nov 05, 2020 On October 30, the Ontario Energy Board issued a decision approving an application from Enbridge ... On October 30, the Ontario Energy Board issued a decision approving an application from Enbridge Gas Inc. to pursue a pilot project involving the blending of hydrogen with conventional natural gas distributed to customers as a means to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Posted in: Practice & Procedure | Energy Policy | Ontario | Corporate Governance

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Ontario Energy Board Moving Forward With Its Modernization Plans By David Stevens Nov 04, 2020 In an October 30, 2020 letter, the new CEO of the Ontario Energy Board (Suzanna Zagar) indicated ... In an October 30, 2020 letter, the new CEO of the Ontario Energy Board (Suzanna Zagar) indicated that the OEB is “moving forward on the OEB Modernization Review Panel recommendations and its position that the OEB must be more than a prudent regulator.”

Posted in: Ontario | Energy Policy | Conservation

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Ontario Government Proposes to Mandate “Green Button” Tool to Allow Energy Consumers to Access and Share Their Consumption Data By David Stevens and Sara Abhari Oct 21, 2020 On October 8, the Ontario Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines issued a regulatory ... On October 8, the Ontario Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines issued a regulatory proposal indicating that electricity and gas utilities across the province will be required to implement “Green Button”.
Ontario Proposes to Change Net Metering Regulation to Support “Community-Based Energy Systems” By David Stevens and Emily Chittick Oct 20, 2020 On October 8, 2020, the Ministry of Energy, Development and Mines posted a regulatory proposal de... On October 8, 2020, the Ministry of Energy, Development and Mines posted a regulatory proposal detailing planned amendments to Ontario’s Net Metering Regulation to allow for “demonstration of community net-metering projects.”

Posted in: Energy Policy | Ontario | Conservation

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Ontario Minister of Energy Directs IESO to Deliver a New Conservation and Demand Management Framework By David Stevens and Christian Nianiaris Oct 09, 2020 On September 30, the Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines approved a Minister’s Dir... On September 30, the Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines approved a Minister’s Directive requiring the Independent Electricity System Operator to establish a new four-year electricity conservation and demand management framework.

Posted in: Energy Policy | Ontario | Practice & Procedure

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New Governance Structure for the Ontario Energy Board is Now in Place By David Stevens Oct 02, 2020 On October 1, the Ontario government announced that the Ontario Energy Board’s new governance str... On October 1, the Ontario government announced that the Ontario Energy Board’s new governance structure is now in place. The new governance structure reflects the changes made previously in Bill 87.

Posted in: Ontario | Environmental Issues | Canada (Federal) | Energy Policy | Carbon pricing

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Ontario’s Carbon Emissions Standards to Replace the Federal Regime for Large Emitters in the Province By David Stevens and Sara Abhari Sep 25, 2020 On September 21, 2020, the Ontario Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks announced ... On September 21, 2020, the Ontario Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks announced that the federal government has accepted Ontario’s Emissions Performance Standards as an alternative to the federal carbon pricing regime.

Posted in: Energy Policy | Consumer Protection | Ontario | Ratemaking

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OEB Proposes Updated Rules for Consumers Switching Away From TOU Pricing By David Stevens and Angela Oh Aug 31, 2020 As discussed previously, the Government of Ontario has announced that Regulated Price Plan consum... As discussed previously, the Government of Ontario has announced that Regulated Price Plan consumers will be able to opt out of time-of-use pricing in favour of tiered prices starting November 1, 2020.

Posted in: Energy Storage | Canada (Federal) | Ontario | Facilities | Energy Policy

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2020: Energy Storage Developments in the Last Twelve Months By David Stevens, Angela Oh and Benjamin Mayer-Goodman Aug 28, 2020 Each year, we highlight the growing prominence of the energy storage market. This article is our ... Each year, we highlight the growing prominence of the energy storage market. This article is our annual update on the topic of energy storage in Canada, the United States and beyond since our post last summer.

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Ontario Consults on Removing Timing Requirements for Next Long-Term Energy Plan By David Stevens and Benjamin Mayer-Goodman Jul 31, 2020 On July 27, 2020, the Ontario government issued a proposal to remove the timing requirements for ... On July 27, 2020, the Ontario government issued a proposal to remove the timing requirements for releasing Ontario’s next Long-Term Energy Plan (LTEP) by revoking Ontario Regulation 355/17 (the Long-Term Energy Plans Regulation).

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

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OEB Approves Hydro One’s Rate Orders for Peterborough and Orillia Transactions By Fred D. Cass Jul 10, 2020 The OEB has now approved rate orders and accounting orders to give effect to its decisions in res... The OEB has now approved rate orders and accounting orders to give effect to its decisions in respect of the Peterborough and Orillia transactions. The OEB’s decisions approving the rate orders address a number of matters arising from its conditions and directions in respect of ...
BCUC Approves FortisBC Energy’s Clean Growth Innovation Fund By David Stevens and Benjamin Mayer-Goodman Jun 29, 2020 On June 22, FortisBC Energy Inc.’s application for a $24.5 million ratepayer funded Clean Growth ... On June 22, FortisBC Energy Inc.’s application for a $24.5 million ratepayer funded Clean Growth Innovation Fund was approved by the British Columbia Utilities Commission as part of FortisBC’s rate application.

Posted in: Practice & Procedure | Ontario | Energy Policy

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OEB Reaffirms That Proposal By New Gas Distributor Must Include Assessment of CNG Option By Fred D. Cass Jun 08, 2020 In a decision issued on June 4, the OEB concluded that the grounds for a review motion brought by... In a decision issued on June 4, the OEB concluded that the grounds for a review motion brought by Red Rock Indian Band and Bingwi Neyaashi Anishinaabek First Nation did not pass the threshold test and it dismissed the motion.

Posted in: Practice & Procedure | Ontario | Energy Policy

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OEB Approves Project Granted Funding Under the Access to Natural Gas Act By Fred D. Cass May 12, 2020 The OEB has approved a project that, with funding granted under the Access to Natural Gas Act, wi... The OEB has approved a project that, with funding granted under the Access to Natural Gas Act, will extend natural gas distribution into a previously unserved area in the northeast of North Bay, Ontario.

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Ontario Superior Court Will Hear Challenge to Validity of Global Adjustment Charges By David Stevens May 07, 2020 As discussed in a previous post, in November 2019, the Ontario Court of Appeal decided that a cha... As discussed in a previous post, in November 2019, the Ontario Court of Appeal decided that a challenge to the validity of the Global Adjustment charges should proceed to be heard by the Superior Court of Justice on the basis of a full evidentiary record.

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OEB Approves Hydro One Acquisition of Orillia and Peterborough Electricity Distributors By Fred D. Cass May 04, 2020 The OEB has now approved the acquisition of Orillia Power by Hydro One, subject to a number of co... The OEB has now approved the acquisition of Orillia Power by Hydro One, subject to a number of conditions, in a decision issued on April 30, 2020. In another decision issued on the same day, the OEB approved Hydro One’s proposed acquisition of Peterborough Distribution ...

Posted in: Environmental Issues | Climate Change / Renewables | Energy Policy

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Climate Change Litigation - Dutch Supreme Court Delivers Historic Climate Change Decision in the Urgenda Case By David Stevens and David Mba Feb 27, 2020 The Supreme Court of Netherlands recently delivered a landmark decision in the Urgenda climate change case against the Dutch government, confirming lower court decisions holding that the government has obligations to urgently and significantly redu...

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OEB Dismisses Application Seeking Revocation of Market Rule Amendments By Fred D. Cass Jan 28, 2020 In September 2019, the Association of Major Power Consumers in Ontario filed an application to the Ontario Energy Board in which it asked the OEB to revoke, and send back for further consideration, a set of amendments to Ontario’s wholesale electricity market rules made by the Independe...

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

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OEB Decision Confirms Policy and Treatment of Behind-the-Meter Storage Is a Topic for the Responding to DERs Consultation By David Stevens Jan 10, 2020 A recent decision by the Ontario Energy Board in Toronto Hydro’s “Custom IR” rate application confirms that utilities wishing to include behind-the-meter storage in their regulated operations should seek policy changes in the OEB’s ongo...

Posted in: Facilities | Ontario | Climate Change / Renewables | Energy Policy

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Ontario Minister of the Environment Revokes Approval of Under-Construction Wind Farm Project By David Stevens Dec 12, 2019 On December 4, Ontario’s Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks granted an appeal overturning the approval of the Nation Rise Wind Farm in North Stormont, Ontario.

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Ontario Court of Appeal Restores Challenge to Validity of Global Adjustment Charges By David Stevens Dec 04, 2019 On November 27, the Ontario Court of Appeal released its decision in National Steel Car Limited v. Independent Electricity System Operator, finding that a challenge to the validity of the Global Adjustment charges should proceed to be heard by the Superior Court of Justice ...

Posted in: Ontario | Consumer Protection | Practice & Procedure | Energy Policy

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Ontario Government Directs the IESO to Review Generation Contracts and Large Customer Billing Practices By David Stevens Nov 08, 2019 As indicated in the Ontario government’s 2019 Fall Economic Update, the Ontario Minister of Energy recently issued two Directives to the Independent Electricity System Operator.

Posted in: Ratemaking | Facilities | British Columbia | Practice & Procedure | Energy Policy

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British Columbia Utilities Commission Issues Draft Report Addressing the Regulation of Indigenous Utilities By David Stevens Nov 06, 2019 On November 1, 2019, the British Columbia Utilities Commission issued a Draft Report in its Inquiry Respecting the Regulation of Indigenous Utilities. The Draft Report sets out the commission’s recommendations about the extent to which “Indigenous Ut...
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