Developing Guidance for the Implementation of Smart Grid in Ontario

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The Board initiated a consultation process to examine issues associated with the implementation of Smart Grid. This consultation was intended to assist the Board in gaining a better understanding of the technical issues associated with Smart Grid and in considering the need for and nature of policies or measures that could address those issues. This is in keeping with the Minister’s Directive which requires the Board to provide guidance to licensed electricity transmitters and distributors and other regulated entities that propose to undertake smart grid initiatives/activities.

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The SGWG will provide advice to Board staff on the technical aspects and related details to be addressed in the guidance to be provided by the Board in respect of the implementation of smart grid.

List of Member Organizations for the Smart Grid Working Group:

  • Association of Major Power Consumers of Ontario (AMPCO)
  • Bell Canada
  • Building Owners and Managers Association of the Greater Toronto Area (BOMA)
  • Cambridge and North Dumfries Hydro
  • Chatham-Kent Hydro
  • Cornerstone Hydro-Electric Concepts (CHEC)
  • Direct Energy
  • Energate
  • Energent
  • ESA
  • Festival Hydro
  • GE Digital Energy Smart Substations
  • General Motors of Canada (part-time)
  • Honeywell
  • Hydro One Networks Inc.
  • IBM
  • Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO)
  • Kinectrics
  • Measurement Canada
  • Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (OSEA)
  • Powerstream
  • Telvent
  • Toronto Hydro-Electric System Ltd.
  • Utilities Kingston
  • Veridian Connections

Disclaimer: Information contained in working group notes/documents represent the views of the individuals participating in the working group only, and in no way reflect official Ontario Energy Board position or opinion.

Date Issue / Document
February 11, 2013

The Board has issued its Report of the Board: Supplemental Report on Smart Grid.

November 8, 2011

The Board has posted a Staff Discussion Paper.

January 24, 2011

The Board received the following Smart Grid Working Group Submissions:

January 13, 2011

The Ontario Energy Board is initiating a consultation with stakeholders on the implementation of Smart Grid. The Board invites all interested parties to participate in this consultation - a Smart Grid Working Group (SGWG).  Nomination to participate in the working groups is due January 24, 2011.

November 23, 2010

Smart Grid Working Group