The OEB has committed to regular reporting on Sandbox activities. This marks the first report on the OEB Innovation Sandbox.
On January 16, 2019, the Ontario Energy Board launched its OEB Innovation Sandbox (the Sandbox) to provide a streamlined, accessible way to support companies interested in testing new ideas, products, services and business models that have the potential to provide value to electricity and natural gas consumers.
Proponents interested in submitting a written proposal are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the Sandbox eligibility criteria first.
Examples of the types of things a proponent should consider:
The Sandbox serves a specific function for innovators. Unlike a business incubator, the Sandbox is not a way to provide business development support for a new product.
Other things the Sandbox does not provide:
Last Updated: September 5, 2019