Preliminary Assessment of Incentive Regulation Plans of the Natural Gas Utilities

Case number
EB-2011-0052
Launched
Sector
Natural Gas
Status
Archived
Details

The Ontario Energy Board initiated a consultative process to conduct a preliminary assessment of the incentive regulation plans of the natural gas utilities.

To assess the incentive regulation plans of the natural gas utilities, the overall objectives include:

  • Estimate and compare productivity trends (to each other and comparable utilities);
  • Identify performance indicators and review utility results (e.g., financial and operating information); and
  • Identify challenges, opportunities and information gaps. 

Updates

Date Issue / Document
November 1, 2011

Board staff has issued an errata with respect to Pacific Economics Group Research, LLC’s (“PEG-R”) report entitled Assessment of Union Gas Limited and Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc. Incentive Regulation Plans (the “PEG-R Report”) dated September 30, 2011.

September 30, 2011

Board staff released Pacific Economics Group Research LLC’s (“PEG-R”) report entitled “Assessment of Union Gas Ltd. and Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc. Incentive Regulation Plans”:

April 26, 2011

Presentations prepared by staff and PEG for the upcoming stakeholder meeting on Friday, April 29, 2011.

April 25, 2011

At the April 29, 2011 stakeholder meeting, PEG identified reports as examples of using clustering as a methodology to select peer groups and suggested that the reports be posted on the Board’s website to help stakeholders better understand clustering. Below are the links to these reports:

April 19, 2011

To enhance transparency staff has prepared the Assessment Plan as discussed at the April 29, 2011 stakeholder meeting:

April 15, 2011

The Board has issued a letter informing interested parties of a stakeholder meeting to be held on April 29, 2011.

April 9, 2011

A letter has been issued that outlines Board staff’s data request in relation to the preliminary assessment of the incentive regulation plans of the natural gas utilities.

February 25, 2011

The Ontario Energy Board has initiated a consultative process to conduct a preliminary assessment of the incentive regulation plans of the natural gas utilities.

Cost Award Matters

Date Issue / Document
January 19, 2012

The Board has issued its Decision and Order on Cost Awards

October 20, 2011

The Board has issued its Notice of Hearing for Cost Awards regarding the Consultation on the Preliminary Assessment of the Incentive Regulation Plans of the Natural Gas Utilities.

April 15, 2011

The Board has issued its Supplemental Decision on Cost Eligibility.

April 8, 2011

The Board has issued its Decision on Cost Eligibility.