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.
Related policy initiatives:
|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: