Distribution Network Investment Planning

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On December 17, 2010, the Ontario Energy Board initiated a consultation process to ensure that distributor investment plans are demonstrably economically efficient and cost-effective, and paced so as to match required expenditures with fair and reasonable rate adjustments and predictable changes to the elements of customer bills affected by the plans. 

This initiative is part of a coordinated consultative process to develop a Renewed Regulatory Framework for Electricity.

On October 18, 2012 the Board issued its Report of the Board - Renewed Regulatory Framework for Electricity Distributors: A Performance-Based Approach.  In a letter dated October 30, 2012, the Board set out a plan for implementing the Renewed Regulatory Framework. Among other things, the letter announced the members of a working group selected to provide advice to Board staff on implementation matters in relation to Distribution Network Investment Planning. 

Related policy initiatives:


Working Group Member Organizations:

  • Association of Major Power Consumers of Ontario
  • Canadian Niagara Power Inc.
  • Consumers Council of Canada
  • Entegrus Powerlines Inc.
  • Horizon Utilities Corporation
  • Hydro One Networks Inc.
  • Hydro Ottawa Limited
  • Milton Hydro Distribution Inc.
  • Orangeville Hydro Limited
  • Thunder Bay Hydro Electricity Distribution Inc.
  • Vulnerable Energy Consumers Coalition

 Links to working group meeting materials are provided below.


Date Issue / Document
November 8, 2011

The Board has posted a Staff Discussion Paper and supporting report and spreadsheet model prepared by staff’s expert consultant.

Working Group

Date Issue / Document
February 12, 2013

Working Group Meeting 6

February 7, 2013

Working Group Meeting 5

January 24, 2013

Working Group Meeting 4

January 14, 2013

Working Group Meeting 3

December 13, 2012

Working Group Meeting 2

December 6, 2012

Working Group Meeting 1