Hydro One Networks Inc. Service Area Amendment with Hydro Ottawa

Hydro One Networks Inc.
EB-2022-0234

Hydro One Networks Inc. (Hydro One) filed a Service Area Amendment (SAA) application (the Application) on August 18, 2022 requesting an amendment to its Electricity Distribution Licence (ED-2003-0043) to provide for the connection of one new customer located at 626 Principale St. in the Municipality of Casselman (Customer). The proposed service connection on the Customer’s property is in Hydro Ottawa Limited’s (Hydro Ottawa) licensed distribution service area, which is immediately adjacent to Hydro One’s licensed distribution service area. Hydro One has advised that the Customer supports its Application.

On September 2, 2022, Hydro Ottawa submitted a “Contested Service Area Amendment Application” in response to Hydro One’s Application. Hydro One filed a response to that submission on September 9, 2022, and Hydro Ottawa filed a further submission on September 23, 2022.

On September 26, 2022, the OEB issued an Interim Order and noted that, “In the circumstances, the OEB does not consider it appropriate for the Customer to be subjected to further delay in terms of receiving service on a timely basis. The OEB is therefore making an interim order that will allow Hydro One to provide the requested service to the Customer. The OEB will amend Hydro Ottawa’s Electricity Distribution Licence (ED-2002-0556) by removing the Customer’s property from the Hydro Ottawa service area, and will allow Hydro One to serve and bill the customer, all on an interim basis, pending the OEB’s disposition of this proceeding.” The OEB also noted that it will advise the parties as to next steps in this regard in due course and that it “is not making a determination at this time on the manner in which this Application or Hydro Ottawa’s “Contested Service Area Amendment Application” will be addressed, or on the merits of either of those filings.

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