Farm Stray Voltage

Case number
EB-2007-0709
Launched
Sector
Electricity
Status
Archived
Details

On June 22, 2007, the OEB received a Directive from the Minister of Energy that requires the OEB to implement such measures as the OEB considers necessary to address the issue of stray voltage as it affects the farm sector.

In response to the Minister’s Directive, the OEB conducted a consultation process to solicit input from interested parties regarding stray voltage, its potential impact on the farm sector and the identification of measures that could be implemented to mitigate this impact.

Note: Information contained in minutes, notes or other documents of the Farm Stray Voltage Consultative Group, including presentations made to the Consultative Group, represents the views of the individuals participating in the Consultative Group meetings only, and in no way reflects official OEB position or opinion.

Updates

Date Issue / Document
June 16, 2009

The OEB has issued a Notice of Amendment to a Code in relation to the Farm Stray Voltage Consultation (EB-2007-0709).  The amendments to the Distribution System Code include the addition of a ‘Farm Stray Voltage Distributor Investigation Procedure’ as Appendix H to the Code.

May 4, 2009

Written comments received on the OEB’s Notice of Proposal to Amend a Code posted on March 31, 2009.

March 31, 2009

The OEB issued a Notice of Proposal to Amend a Code. The proposed amendments to the Distribution System Code consist of a Farm Stray Voltage Distributor Investigation Procedure.

December 11, 2008

Written comments received on the OEB’s Notice of Proposal to Amend a Code posted on October 31, 2008.

October 31, 2008

The OEB posted a Notice of Proposal to Amend a Code.

July 25, 2008

Written comments received by the OEB on the Board staff Discussion Paper Farm Stray Voltage: Issues and Regulatory Options.

May 30, 2008

Board staff has prepared a Discussion Paper entitled Farm Stray Voltage: Issues and Regulatory Options. As explained in the Cover Letter, all interested parties are invited to send written comments to the Board Secretary by July 11, 2008.  Also posted are three reports prepared by expert consultants at the request of Board staff.

En francais:

French translations are provided for information purposes only. In the event of an inconsistency between the English and French versions, the original (English) version takes precedence.
Les traductions en français sont offertes à titre informatif seulement. Si les versions anglaises et françaises d'un même texte divergent, la version originale (anglaise) a priorité.

January 30, 2008

The Farm Stray Voltage Consultative Group met on January 22, 2008.

December 12, 2007

Presentations given at the Farm Stray Voltage Stakeholder Consultation Conference on Dec. 5, 2007.

French translations are provided for information purposes only. In the event of an inconsistency between the English and French versions, the original (English) version takes precedence.
Les traductions en français sont offertes à titre informatif seulement. Si les versions anglaises et françaises d'un même texte divergent, la version originale (anglaise) a priorité.

November 30, 2007

The Farm Stray Voltage Consultative Group met on November 30, 2007.

October 23, 2007

The Farm Stray Voltage Consultative Group met on October 19, 2007.

October 12, 2007

The Farm Stray Voltage Consultative Group met on September 25, 2007.

August 31, 2007

The Farm Stray Voltage Consultative Group met for the first time on August 17, 2007. The Board has posted a summary of the discussions.

August 7, 2007

The OEB issued a letter inviting interested parties to participate in a consultation on farm stray voltage. This consultation is in response to a Directive issued to the OEB by the Minister of Energy.