Protecting Privacy of Personal Information and the Reliable Operation of the Smart Grid in Ontario
The OEB initiated a policy consultation in 2016 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 goal of this policy consultation was 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.
On November 29, 2018, the OEB issued Amendments to the Electricity Reporting and Record Keeping Requirements (RRR). On April 25, 2019, the OEB issued Amendments to the Natural Gas Reporting and Record Keeping Requirements (RRR) Rule for Gas Utilities.