Protecting Privacy of Personal Information and the Reliable Operation of the Smart Grid in Ontario

Case number
EB-2016-0032
Launched
Sector
Electricity
Status
Active
Details

The OEB initiated a policy consultation to engage with key industry stakeholders to continue its review of the non-bulk electrical grid and associated business systems in Ontario that could impact the protection of personal information and smart grid reliability.

The privacy and security of consumer information has long been a priority of the OEB and is a requirement in every distributor’s licence.

The risk of unauthorized access to both operating and business systems in the sector is growing due to the increased use of automation, electronic communications and data flows.  

The goal of this policy consultation will be to identify industry standards and best practices in order to establish a sector wide consistent framework for continuing to protect personal information and the reliable operation of the smart grid.

Updates

Date Issue / Document
January 18, 2018

The OEB has received the following comments on the Proposed Notice of Code Amendments for the Electricity and Natural Gas Distributors, and the accompanying industry Ontario Cyber Security Framework.

December 20, 2017

The OEB has issued a Proposed Notice of Code Amendments for the Electricity and Natural Gas Distributors, and the accompanying industry developed Ontario Cyber Security Framework, tools and Framework Implementation Report.

Comments are welcome by January 18, 2018.

July 27, 2017

The OEB has received the following comments on the Cyber Security Framework:

June 1, 2017

The OEB has issued a Staff Report to the Board on a Proposed Cyber Security Framework and Supporting Tools for the Electricity and Natural Gas Distributors, and the accompanying industry developed Cyber Security Framework.

Comments are welcome by July 15, 2017.

February 11, 2016

The OEB issued a letter initiating a policy consultation on Protecting Privacy of Personal Information and the Reliable Operation of the Smart Grid in Ontario.