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.