The OEB expects that amendments to Ontario’s net metering regulation – O. Reg. 541/05 – will become effective on July 1, 2017 may increase consumer interest in net metering. The OEB is initiating a policy consultation to explore and better understand a number of matters related to implementing the amended regulation and determine best next steps. The consultation will proceed in two stages. In the first stage OEB staff will be assisted by a Net Metering Working Group to collect information on these matters. In the second stage the OEB will use the information gathered to determine possible next steps in the consultation.