Integrated Resource Planning is a planning strategy and process that evaluates and compares demand-side and supply-side alternatives to pipeline infrastructure in meeting natural gas system needs, and identifies and implements the alternative (or combination of alternatives) that is in the best interest of Enbridge Gas and its customers, taking into account reliability and safety, cost-effectiveness, public policy, optimized scoping, and risk management.
The OEB issued a Decision and Order on July 22, 2021 on Enbridge's application requesting OEB policy guidance on its Integrated Resource Planning (IRP) proposal. In response, the OEB established a first-generation IRP Framework that provides direction on the OEB’s requirements as Enbridge Gas considers IRP to meet its system needs.
The OEB has established an IRP Technical Working Group to assist in the implementation of the IRP Framework.
The OEB has issued a Decision and Order on Enbridge Gas's application requesting OEB policy guidance on its IRP proposal. In response to Enbridge Gas's application, the OEB is establishing a first-generation IRP Framework that provides direction on the OEB’s requirements as Enbridge Gas considers IRP to meet its system needs.
The IRP Technical Working Group is expected to support an efficient and transparent implementation of the initial phase of the IRP Framework, facilitating future innovation in the energy sector regarding appropriate responses to emerging system needs.
|April 26, 2022||
IRP Working Group Meeting #4
|March 22, 2022||
IRP Working Group Meeting #3
|February 15, 2022||
IRP Working Group Meeting #2
|January 18, 2022||
IRP Working Group Meeting #1
|December 6, 2021||
The OEB has announced the initial membership of the IRP Technical Working Group.
|November 8, 2021||
Nominations have been received for non-utility membership on the IRP Technical Working Group.
|October 19, 2021||
The OEB has issued a letter initiating the process to establish an IRP Technical Working Group and seeking nominations from individuals interested in participating on the Working Group as non-utility members.