The OEB carries out policy development using a number of processes including proceedings, industry task forces, stakeholder working groups and public consultation. Active consultations are listed below. Closed/historic consultations can be found in our archive of policy initiatives and consultations.
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The Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines asked for the OEB’s support to implement the new COVID-19 Energy Assistance Program - Small Business (CEAP-SB) for small business and charity customers.
Consultation on a deferral account, established in relation to the impacts arising from the COVID-19 emergency, approved for all rate-regulated utilities in the electricity and natural gas sectors and OPG.
Consultation to consider the next generation DSM framework, with a view to ensuring that the OEB’s approach remains current, responsive to energy efficiency and conservation market developments and consistent with broader government policy.
As part of the OEB’s leadership role related to DSM evaluation, measurement & verification (EM&V), the OEB, through its third party Evaluation Contractor, will review annual gas utility DSM program results.
Policy consultation to review the non-bulk electrical grid and associated business systems in Ontario that could impact the protection of personal information and smart grid reliability. (Cyber Security Framework)
The March 2014 directive to the OEB from the Minister of Energy (the DSM/CDM Directive) requires that an achievable potential study for natural gas efficiency in Ontario should be conducted every three years.