Natural Gas Integrated Resource Planning (IRP)

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Natural Gas
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Integrated Resource Planning is a planning strategy and process that evaluates and compares demand-side and supply-side alternatives to pipeline infrastructure in meeting natural gas system needs, and identifies and implements the alternative (or combination of alternatives) that is in the best interest of Enbridge Gas and its customers, taking into account reliability and safety, cost-effectiveness, public policy, optimized scoping, and risk management.

The OEB issued a Decision and Order on July 22, 2021 on Enbridge's application requesting OEB policy guidance on its Integrated Resource Planning (IRP) proposal. In response, the OEB established a first-generation IRP Framework that provides direction on the OEB’s requirements as Enbridge Gas considers IRP to meet its system needs.

The OEB will establish an IRP Technical Working Group to assist in the implementation of the IRP Framework.

 

The OEB has issued a Decision and Order on Enbridge Gas's application requesting OEB policy guidance on its IRP proposal. In response to Enbridge Gas's application, the OEB is establishing a first-generation IRP Framework that provides direction on the OEB’s requirements as Enbridge Gas considers IRP to meet its system needs.

The OEB has issued a letter initiating the process to establish an Integrated Resource Planning Technical Working Group (“Working Group”) and seeks nominations from individuals interested in participating on the Working Group as non-utility members.