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As set out in the Report of the Board: A Renewed Regulatory Framework for Electricity (the "RRFE Report") (pdf), three alternative rate-setting methods are available to electricity distributors: 4th Generation Incentive Rate-setting (now named Price Cap IR); Custom Incentive Rate-setting ("Custom IR"); and Annual Incentive Rate-setting Index.

On January 29, 2015 the Board issued a letter identifying the list of electricity distributors (pdf) ("the 2016 Rebasing List") that are scheduled to file a cost of service application in respect of their 2016 rates assuming they opt for the Price Cap IR method. This letter also sets out the deadlines by which notice must be given to the Board in respect of various matters relating to the setting of 2016 rates, and by which cost of service applications for 2016 rates are expected to be filed. The following table summarizes these deadlines.

Action

Board Deadline

Letter from any distributor included on the 2016 Rebasing List who wishes to defer rebasing beyond 2016 February 27, 2015
Notification from any distributor on the 2016 Rebasing List who will be selecting either the Custom IR or Annual Incentive Rate-setting Index method and therefore will not be filing a cost of service rate application for 2016 rates February 27, 2015
Notification from any distributor that is not included on the 2016 Rebasing List but who plans to file a cost of service application for 2016 rates under the Price Cap IR method February 27, 2015
Deadline for cost of service applications for January 1, 2016 rates April 24, 2015
Deadline for cost of service applications for May 1, 2016 rates August 28, 2015

 

The following table identifies all 76 rate regulated electricity distributors in Ontario.  The table contains links to select documents of a distributor’s rate application. These documents include:

  • Key correspondence regarding the status of an application including the choice of rate-setting method for 2016 rates;
  • The "Notice of Application" issued by the Board and to be published by the distributor. The purpose of the Notice is to inform affected ratepayers and other stakeholders of the application, its nature and the impact on affected customers; and
  • The Decision issued by the Board when it has adjudicated on the application and the subsequent Rate Order and Tariff of Rates and Charges that reflects the Decision
Related information

2016 Electricity Distribution Rates Backgrounder (pdf)

Estimated Total Bill Impacts (pdf) (For those utilities whose Rate Orders have not yet been issued, no information is supplied in the bill impact chart. The chart will be updated as Rate Orders are released)

 

APPLICATION DOCUMENTS

This table provides a list of select documents related to each application. To view all publicly available documents for the application, click the case number associated with that particular distributor.

Definitions:

COS: Distributors rebasing under the Price Cap Incentive Rate-setting method
Price Cap IR: Distributors not rebasing under the Price Cap Incentive Rate-setting method
Custom IR: Distributors filing under the Custom Incentive Rate-setting method
Annual IR Index: Distributors filing under the Annual Incentive Rate-setting Index method
*DA – Delegated Authority: Pursuant to powers granted in Section 6 of the Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998, an employee of the Board may make a decision on the application without holding a hearing
NoA: Notice of Application

 

ASSOCIATED DECISIONS

Date

Issue / Document

Jun 16-16

The OEB has issued a Supplementary Decision and Order on Capacity-Based Demand Response regulatory charges established for the 2016 rate year.

May 19-16

The OEB issued its Decision with Reasons and Order on the Green Energy Plan Electricity Rate Protection Benefit and Charge (Ontario Regulation 330/09), effective May 1, 2016.

Jan 28-16

The OEB issued its Decision with Reasons and Order on the Green Energy Plan Electricity Rate Protection Benefit and Charge (Ontario Regulation 330/09), effective January 1, 2016.

Nov 19-15

The OEB has issued a Decision and Order setting regulatory charges effective January 1, 2016, including the charge for the Ontario Electricity Support Program.

May 21-15

The OEB issued its Decision with Reasons and Order on the Green Energy Plan Electricity Rate Protection Benefit and Charge (Ontario Regulation 330/09), effective May 1, 2015.

 

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