As part of the Renewed Regulatory Framework in Electricity, the OEB indicated that the revenue decoupling consultation would move forward.
The OEB believes that distributors should have a rate design that provides greater stability for the consumer and sends a price signal to consumers that links use to cost drivers. An appropriate rate design will link the consumer’s use to distributor planning and provide the revenue stream that will allow the distributor to make necessary investments.
This initiative builds on extensive work and consultations previously undertaken by the OEB.
- Revenue Decoupling (EB-2010-0060); and
- Rate Design for the Recovery of Electricity Distribution Costs (EB-2007-0031)
The OEB has formed a Rate Design Working Group (RDWG) to assist in developing guidance for the implementation of fully fixed distribution charges for residential customers in Ontario.
List of Member Organizations for the Rate Design Working Group:
- Consumers Council of Canada
- FortisOntario Inc.
- Hydro One Networks Inc.
- Midland Power Utility Corporation
- Toronto Hydro-Electric System Ltd.
- Veridian Connections Inc.
- Wasaga Distribution Inc.
- Vulnerable Energy Consumers Coalition
|Date||Issue / Document|
|July 16, 2015||
The OEB has issued a letter outlining details regarding the implementation of the transition to fully fixed distribution charges for residential customers.
|April 2, 2015||
The OEB has issued its policy on fully fixed distribution charges for residential customers. This is an important step in the ongoing evolution of the electricity sector in Ontario.
Benefits to Consumers:
Benefits to Utilities:
|July 8, 2014||
The following parties have provided written comments in the above matter.
|June 3, 2014||
The Board has posted staff notes from meetings with stakeholders on the Draft Report of the Board.
|April 3, 2014||
The Board issued the Draft Report of the Board on Rate Design for Electricity Distributors.
|November 26, 2012||
The Board issued a letter announcing a new consultation project to complete the work on Revenue Decoupling for Distributors.
Cost Award Matters
|Date||Issue / Document|
|June 23, 2015||
The OEB has issued its Decision and Order on Cost Awards.
|April 30, 2015||
The OEB has issued its Notice of Hearing for Cost Awards.
|May 29, 2014||
The Board has issued its Decision on Cost Eligibility in the above matter.
|April 24, 2014||
The following parties have requested cost eligibility in the above matter.