Natural Gas Demand Side Management (DSM) Evaluation, Measurement & Verification (EM&V)

Case number
EB-2015-0245
Launched
Sector
Natural Gas
Status
Active
Details

As outlined in the OEB’s Report on DSM issued December 22, 2014, the OEB will be taking a central role in the evaluation process of DSM program results. DSM programs will be evaluated on an annual basis, with results issued by the OEB to be used by the gas utilities when they file applications for recovery of amounts related to DSM activities.

As part of the OEB’s leadership role related to DSM evaluation, measurement & verification (EM&V), the OEB, through its third party Evaluation Contractor, will review annual gas utility DSM program results to verify the accuracy of the results and conduct any other DSM evaluation studies the OEB determines appropriate.

As part of the OEB’s August 21, 2015 letter, the OEB established an Evaluation Advisory Committee (EAC). The EAC is made up of representatives from the gas utilities, non-utility stakeholders, independent experts, staff from the Independent System Electricity Operator (IESO), and observers from the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario and Minister of Energy. The central role of the EAC is to provide input and advice to the OEB on evaluation related activities. Evaluation of electricity conservation programs can be found on the IESO’s evaluation, measurement & verification webpage.

Updates
Updates
Date Issue / Document
March 22, 2018

The OEB has issued a letter to each Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc. and Union Gas Limited that provides information related to the timelines for the gas utilities to report their 2017 DSM program results.

December 27, 2017

The OEB has released the corrected 2015 DSM Annual Verification Report.

October 16, 2017

The OEB has released the 2015 DSM Results Reports.

March 15, 2017

The OEB has posted the 2016 to 2018 Natural Gas DSM Evaluation, Measurement and Verification (EM&V) Plan.

March 29, 2016

The OEB has issued a letter that provides information related to the timelines for the gas utilities to report their 2015 DSM program results.

March 4, 2016

The OEB has issued a letter to outline the transition of the current DSM evaluation activities from the Technical Evaluation Committee (TEC) to the OEB.

August 21, 2015

The OEB has issued a letter that establishes its process to evaluate the results of Natural Gas Demand Side Management programs from 2015 to 2020.