Post-2020 Demand Side Management (DSM) Framework for Natural Gas Distributors

Case number
EB-2019-0003
Launched
Sector
Natural Gas
Status
Active
Details

As the 2015-2020 DSM Framework will expire on December 31, 2020, the OEB initiated a consultation to consider the next generation DSM framework, with a view to ensuring that the OEB’s approach remains current, responsive to energy efficiency and conservation market developments and consistent with broader government policy.

On November 27, 2020, the Associate Minister of Energy and the Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks issued a letter to the OEB that provided additional details related to the government’s Environment Plan and the role of natural gas DSM programs.

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Integrated Resource Planning Proposal – Enbridge Gas Inc.
The OEB is holding a hearing to review Enbridge Gas Inc.’s integrated resource planning (IRP) proposal. 

Integrated resource planning is a planning process that evaluates and compares realistic natural gas supply-side and demand-side options. The post-2020 DSM framework consultation will monitor the IRP framework proceeding.

View all case files for the Integrated Resource Planning Proposal (EB-2020-0091)

Updates
Updates
Date Issue / Document
December 1, 2020

The OEB issued the following letter that concludes the policy consultation and provides guidance to Enbridge Gas Inc. on filing an application for a new multi-year DSM Plan.

June 15, 2020

The OEB has posted a progress report filed by Enbridge Gas Inc. The report provides a summary of the progress Enbridge Gas Inc. has made in implementing direction provided by the OEB as part of the Mid-Term Report of the Demand Side Management (DSM) Framework for Natural Gas Distributors.

December 19, 2019

The OEB issued the following letter that provides an update on the consultation process to develop a post-2020 DSM framework.

September 16, 2019

The OEB issued the following letter that provides direction on the scope of the Post-2020 DSM Framework consultation.

July 2, 2019

The OEB invited interested stakeholders to file written comments on the key objectives, guiding principles and scope of the Post-2020 DSM Framework consultation. The following parties filed written comments:

June 11, 2019

As part of Phase 1 of the post-2020 DSM framework consultation, the OEB held a Stakeholder Meeting to discuss the key objectives, principles and scope of the review. Details for the OEB's Stakeholder Meeting are included in the letter below.

May 21, 2019

The OEB has issued a letter announcing a consultation to consider the next generation DSM framework (post-2020) for natural gas distributors.

Cost Award Matters
Cost Award Matters
Date Issue / Document
October 9, 2019

The OEB issued the Notice of Hearing for Cost Awards for Phase 1 of the Post-2020 DSM Framework consultation.

June 11, 2019

The OEB has issued its Decision on Cost Eligibility for the post-2020 DSM Framework consultation.