Natural Gas Electricity Interface Review (NGEIR)

Case number
Natural Gas

The Natural Gas Electricity Interface Review examined the implications of additional gas-fired electricity generation on the natural gas infrastructure and service offerings. This review arose out of the Natural Gas Forum (NGF), a comprehensive sector review to further improve the efficiency and effectiveness of natural gas regulation in Ontario. This process is now complete.

Date Issue / Document
November 21, 2005

Ontario Energy Board staff have completed the report of the Natural Gas Electricity Interface Review ("NGEIR").

The report’s key recommendation is that the Board initiate a generic hearing to review: (i) whether the Board should require the gas utilities to provide high deliverability service and greater nomination entitlements; (ii) whether the Board should require greater operational flexibility in the provision of distribution services; and (iii) whether the Board should forbear from regulating rates for gas storage services.

November 21, 2005

Report prepared by Elenchus Research Associates (ERA) Inc.: Summary of Gas Practices in Other Jurisdictions.

October 3, 2005

Written submission received from Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME).

September 27, 2005

Industrial Gas Users Association’s (IGUA) response to Phase II of the review.

September 21, 2005

Material from the stakeholder meeting held on September 19, 2005.

September 20, 2005

Association of Power Producers of Ontario's (APPrO) response to support Phase I of the Review.

September 13, 2005

Updated description prepared by the Board's consultant of the scenarios and requirements.

August 31, 2005

As stated in the letter on August 25, 2005, all NGF participants would be given a summary of the results from Phase I.

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June 10, 2005

Announcement of Natural Gas Electricity Interface Review process.