Regional Planning and Cost Allocation Review

Case number
EB-2016-0003
Launched
Sector
Electricity
Status
Active
Details

The OEB is holding a policy consultation aimed at ensuring the cost responsibility provisions for load customers in the OEB’s Transmission System Code (TSC) and Distribution System Code (DSC) are aligned and facilitate regional planning and the implementation of regional infrastructure plans.

The consultation will consider the need for amendments to the TSC and the DSC to implement any policy changes related to cost responsibility.

It is expected this consultation will build on changes to the TSC cost responsibility rules that were finalized in August 2013 to implement the OEB’s Renewed Regulatory Framework for Electricity (RRFE) policies related to regional infrastructure planning.  There is also a linkage to a recent Hydro One leave to construct application involving the Supply to Essex County Transmission Reinforcement (SECTR) project.

The OEB established a Working Group comprised of a broad set of stakeholders, including a number of consumer group representatives, to provide input to the OEB on issues that may need to be addressed in this consultation, as well as potential solutions, in advance of the issuance of proposed code amendments. Materials from the Working Group meetings are below.

Updates

Date Issue / Document
January 25, 2018

A letter has been issued by OEB staff inviting participants in this consultation to a Stakeholder Meeting to discuss comments on the Proposed Code Amendments on February 5, 2018.

November 9, 2017

The OEB has posted stakeholder comments in relation to the Proposed Code Amendments related to Regional Planning and Cost Responsibility issued on September 21, 2017.

September 21, 2017

The OEB issued proposed amendments to the Transmission System Code (TSC) and the Distribution System Code (DSC) which are aimed at ensuring the cost responsibility provisions for load customers in the TSC and DSC are better aligned and facilitate the implementation of regional plans. The OEB has extended the period for comments by two weeks. The revised due date is November 6, 2017.

June 24, 2016

The OEB issued a letter explaining the next stage in this consultation.  A working group has been established to provide input to OEB staff on issues that may need to be addressed through code revisions.

All working group meeting materials and meeting notes will be posted on this web page. All interested stakeholders will have an opportunity to participate fully in this consultation when proposed code amendments are issued for comment following the completion of the working group meetings.

January 7, 2016

The OEB issued a letter initiating a policy consultation aimed at ensuring the cost responsibility provisions for load customers in the TSC and DSC are aligned and facilitate regional planning and the implementation of regional infrastructure plans.

Cost Award Matters

Date Issue / Document
November 3, 2017

The OEB has issued its Supplementary Decision on Cost Eligibility.

October 4, 2017

The OEB has posted additional requests for cost eligibility received in relation to participation in this initiative.

June 13, 2016

The OEB has issued its Decision on Cost Eligibility.

January 22, 2016

The OEB has posted requests for cost eligibility received in relation to participation in this initiative.

Working Group

Date Issue / Document
April 25, 2017

Working Group Meeting #3

August 5, 2016

Working Group Meeting #2 focused on the proposed solutions to the issues identified in the first working group meeting.

July 12, 2016

The Working Group Issues Table was created by OEB staff to summarize the outcome of Working Group Meeting #1:

Meeting #1