Encouraging Electricity Distributor Efficiency

Case number
EB-2012-0397
Launched
Sector
Electricity
Status
Archived
Details

The Ontario Energy Board commenced an initiative to assess how the Board’s approach to the regulation of electricity distributors may affect the ability of distributors to realize operational or organizational efficiencies that benefit customers. The Board understands that electricity distributors have indicated that productivity and efficiency may be increased through shared service and similar arrangements among distributors and through broader scope of new service offerings. The Board has identified in the past that consolidation may be a means to increasing productivity and efficiency in the sector. This initiative considered how the Board’s codes, licences and regulatory processes related to licensing and MAADs may affect distributors business and organizational arrangements.

Updates

Date Issue / Document
March 31, 2014

The Board has commenced an initiative associated with encouraging distributor efficiency, to review its policies relating to Service Area Amendments and Rate-Making after Consolidation.

November 4, 2013

The Board has issued a letter announcing the the commencement of two policy reviews relating to merger, amalgamation, acquisition and divestiture transactions, and service area amendment applications, in order to facilitate electricity distribution efficiency.

March 1, 2013

Board staff has posted the transcript of the February 27, 2013 Stakeholder Meeting.

February 25, 2013

The Board has issued a report on a consultation process completed by Naivgant Consulting Ltd. in regards to electricity distributor efficiency.

February 11, 2013

The Board has issued an invitation to a Stakeholder Meeting on Wednesday, February 27, 2013. The goal of this meeting will be to provide stakeholders with the opportunity to express their views and have discussions on issues related to the goal of the initiative.

Cost Award Matters

Date Issue / Document
November 18, 2013

The Board has issued its Decision on Cost Eligibility.

April 3, 2013

The Board has issued a Supplemental Decision on Cost Eligibility.

March 19, 2013

The Board has posted a late request for cost eligibility received in relation to participation in the stakeholder meeting held on February 27, 2013.

March 14, 2013

The Board has issued its Decision on Cost Eligibility and Notice of Hearing for Cost Awards.

February 28, 2013

The Board has posted a late request for cost eligibility received in relation to participation in the stakeholder meeting held on February 27, 2013.

February 21, 2013

The Board has posted requests for cost eligibility received in relation to participation in the stakeholder meeting to be held on February 27, 2013.