Demand Side Management (DSM) Guidelines for Gas Distributors

Case number
EB-2008-0346
Launched
Sector
Natural Gas
Status
Archived
Details

Union Gas Limited and Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc. have filed DSM plans with the Board since 1995. This consultation purpose of this consultation was to undertake a review of the DSM framework and develop guidelines for DSM to be used by natural gas distributors in developing their next generation DSM plans for 2012 and beyond.

Updates

Date Issue / Document
June 30, 2011

The Board has issued its “Demand Side Management Guidelines for Natural Gas Utilities”. The Guidelines set out the DSM framework that should be used by natural gas utilities in developing their DSM plans for the next three years.

April 28, 2011

The Board has posted stakeholder comments on specific issues relating to the role of ratepayer funded natural gas DSM, as per the Board’s March 29, 2011 letter

March 29, 2011

The Board has issued a letter informing participants of the Board’s views and considerations regarding the role of ratepayer funded DSM activities.

February 16, 2011

The Board has posted stakeholder comments on the Revised Draft Demand Side Management Guidelines for Natural Gas Utilities.

January 21, 2011

The Board has issued for comment a Staff Discussion Paper on Revised Draft Demand Side Management Guidelines for Natural Gas Utilities.

July 22, 2010

On July 5, 2010, the Board received a letter from the Minister of Energy and Infrastructure confirming that the Board should now resume work in relation to low-income energy customers. On July 7 and July 22, 2010, the Board issued letters that provide some information as to the next steps for this initiative and, in particular, in relation to DSM programs targeted to low-income customers.

June 9, 2010

Written comments received from interested stakeholders on the Concentric Energy Advisors report dated March 19, 2010 and on the Pacific Economics Group Research report dated February 2010:

May 25, 2010

The Board has posted responses to stakeholders' written questions on the Pacific Economics Group Research report dated February 2010:

May 21, 2010

The Board has posted responses to stakeholders' written questions on the Concentric Energy Advisors report dated March 19, 2010.

May 12, 2010

The Board has posted the consultants’ presentations at the April 29, 2010 stakeholder meeting and for the May 13, 2010 webinar:

May 5, 2010

The Board has issued a letter informing participants of revisions to the consultation process.

March 19, 2010

The Board has issued two reports:

January 7, 2010

The Board has issued a letter to update natural gas distributors and other interested stakeholders regarding the development of a DSM framework for natural gas distributors and providing direction to natural gas distributors in developing and filing one year DSM plans for 2011.

May 13, 2009

The Board has issued a letter informing rate-regulated natural gas distributors of the treatment of DSM programs for low-income consumers in the development of their DSM plans for 2010.

April 29, 2009

The Board has issued the report “Measures and Assumptions for Demand Side Management (DSM) Planning” prepared by Navigant Consulting Inc. The Measures and Input Assumptions in this report should be used by natural gas distributors for the development of the DSM Plans for 2010.

April 14, 2009

The Board has issued a letter requiring rate regulated natural gas distributors to file one year DSM plans for 2010. The letter provides background and the rationale for this requirement.

March 16, 2009

The following are stakeholder comments on the draft report “Measures and Assumptions for Demand Side Management (DSM) Planning” prepared by Navigant Consulting Inc.

February 23, 2009

he following are stakeholder comments on the Draft Demand Side Management Guidelines for Natural Gas Distributors.

February 9, 2009

The Board issued the report “Measures and Assumptions for Demand Side Management (DSM) Planning” prepared by Navigant Consulting Inc.

January 26, 2009

Today the Board has issued a Staff Discussion Paper: Draft Demand Side Management Guidelines for Natural Gas Distributors.

October 31, 2008

Today the Board has posted a letter initiating a consultation process to develop guidelines for demand side management (DSM) to be used by natural gas distributors in developing their next generation DSM plans.