The OEB has initiated a consultation to develop a Benefit-Cost Analysis (BCA) Framework for addressing electricity system needs.
The OEB’s Framework for Energy Innovation: Setting a Path Forward for DER Integration noted that “the OEB will launch a separate initiative to develop the components of a BCA Framework.” This BCA Framework will identify the full energy system benefits and costs of Distributed Energy Resource solutions.
The BCA Framework will be developed in two phases; Phase One will advance guidance, methodologies, and tools for distribution impacts. The OEB is also considering the inclusion of a simplified assessment of energy system impacts as part of Phase One. Phase Two will focus on broader energy system impacts.