Natural Gas Conservation Potential Study

Case number
Natural Gas

The OEB oversaw the completion of a natural gas potential study to inform natural gas efficiency planning and programs. The results are expected to be of assistance for the mid-term review of the new six-year natural gas demand-side management (DSM) framework that began in 2015. The March 2014 directive to the OEB from the Minister of Energy (the DSM/CDM Directive), among other things, requires that an achievable potential study for natural gas efficiency in Ontario should be conducted every three years. The Conservation Directive further states that the achievable potential study should, as far as is appropriate and reasonable, be coordinated with the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO). The study was completed in June 2016.

Date Issue / Document
July 11, 2016

The OEB has posted ICF International's Natural Gas Conservation Potential Study Final Report.

June 29, 2015

The OEB has issued a letter that establishes the composition of the Demand Side Management Technical Working Group (DSM TWG) that will support the completion of the natural gas efficiency potential study.

April 7, 2015

The OEB has issued a letter to outline the approach that it will use to coordinate and oversee the natural gas conservation potential study.