Minister's Directive on demand-side management (DSM) and demand response (DR)

Case number
RP-2003-0144
Launched
Sector
Electricity
Natural Gas
Status
Archived
Details

The OEB received a directive from the Minister of Energy under Section 27.1 of the Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998, on June 18, 2003. The directive required the OEB to consult with stakeholders to identify and review options for the delivery of demand-side management and demand response activities within the electricity sector, including an examination of the role of load aggregators in the IMO administered markets.

The directive also required the OEB to report back to the Minister of Energy with the results of their review and analysis.

Updates

Date Issue / Document
March 3, 2004

The OEB released its Report of the Board to the Minister of Energy on Demand-side Management and Demand Response in the Electricity Sector. The Report, delivered to the Minister on March 1, 2004, recommends a new approach to promote effective and coordinated conservation efforts across Ontario.

January 23, 2004

Board staff issue a report to the Board containing its recommendations for the delivery of DSM and DR activities in Ontario's energy sectors.

December 12, 2003

The Advisory Group of stakeholders issue a report to the Board. The report is a consolidation of the group's working documents and represents the results of plenary and sub-group deliberations.

October 6, 2003

Board staff issue a discussion paper to present results from preliminary research on demand-side management (DSM) and demand response (DR). It is intended to form the basis of, and provide a framework for, discussion, and provides a springboard for further work by the stakeholder advisory group.

August 12, 2003

The OEB announces its plan to expand the scope of review to include the role of gas distribution companies in DSM.

June 18, 2003

The OEB received a Directive from the Minister of Energy under Section 27.1 of the Act.