Filing Requirements - Distribution System Plans under the Green Energy Act

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On September 9, 2009, the Green Energy and Green Economy Act, 2009 was proclaimed in force. That Act amended section 70 of the Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998 to include a requirement that all licensed electricity distributors and transmitters prepare and file plans, in the manner and at the times mandated by the Board, regarding the expansion or reinforcement of the licensee’s system to accommodate the connection of renewable energy generation facilities, and the development and implementation of the smart grid.

The Filing Requirements prescribe when plans must be filed, and the required content of the plans. These Filing Requirements supersede the Guidelines issued June 16, 2009.

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Date Issue / Document
March 25, 2010

The Board has issued its Filing Requirements: Distribution System Plans – Filing under Deemed Conditions of Licence.

February 8, 2010

The Board has received the following comments:

December 18, 2009

The Board issued for comment draft Filing Requirements for distribution system plans to be filed under section 70(2.1) of the Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998.

June 16, 2009

The Board issued Guidelines on the deemed conditions of licence regarding distribution system planning as provided for in the Green Energy and Green Economy Act, 2009.