The Board convened a stakeholder working group (the “Working Group”) to prepare a report to the Board (the “Working Group Report”) that set out the details of an appropriate regional infrastructure planning process. The Ontario Power Authority was a member of the Working Group. The Report identified that changes to the Board’s regulatory instruments and changes to the licence of the OPA were necessary to support the regional planning process.
On May 17, 2013, the Board issued proposed code amendments to reflect the obligations of licensed transmitters and licensed distributors in the process.
The Board is commencing a proceeding to consider proposed amendments to the licence of the OPA intended to address the OPA’s obligations in the regional planning process. The issue in this proceeding is whether the proposed licence amendments are appropriate.