OEB COVID-19 UPDATES
The OEB is taking a number of measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
To support the implementation of the government’s new COVID-19 Energy Assistance Program – Small Business (CEAP-SB), on August 7, 2020, the OEB issued a Decision and Order amending the licences of electricity distributors and unit sub-meter providers to require them to deliver CEAP-SB to their eligible customers. The OEB also issued letters to four natural gas distributors setting out its expectations for their delivering CEAP-SB to their eligible gas customers. The program will launch on August 31, 2020.
OEB staff has issued a Bulletin that expresses staff’s view that behind-the-meter storage assets may be considered a distribution activity if the main purpose is to remediate comparatively poor reliability of service.