Potential Projects to Expand Access to Natural Gas Distribution
On December 12, 2019, through a letter issued under section 35 of the Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998, the Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines, with the support of the Associate Minister of Energy, asked the OEB to solicit information from proponents about proposed natural gas distribution expansion projects, to analyze the project information filed and to report back to the Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines.
The OEB was asked to consider several factors in soliciting and analyzing information from project proponents, with a focus on assessing whether proposed projects can be implemented substantially as proposed. The report requested of the OEB is intended as an input to assist the government in making a determination on future expansion projects. The OEB was not asked to rate or rank the proposed projects or provide recommendations regarding which should receive funding support.
On December 10, 2020, the OEB released its report on potential projects to expand access to natural gas distribution.