Regional Planning Process Review

Case number
EB-2020-0176
Launched
Sector
Electricity
Status
Active
Details

The OEB is initiating a consultation process to undertake a review of the regional planning process that applies to Ontario’s electricity sector. The OEB instituted a more structured process across the province, in 2013, to better ensure optimal investments are made by electricity transmitters and distributors. The primary purpose of this review is to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the current regional planning process.

As the first step in this consultation, the OEB is re-establishing its Regional Planning Process Advisory Group (RPPAG) to assist the OEB in its review. As indicated in the OEB’s 2020-21 Business Plan, this review will include consideration of certain recommendations from the high level regional planning process review completed by the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO). The work of the RPPAG will therefore include further assessing the IESO’s recommendations that the two organizations determined the OEB should take the lead on.

Related Information:

Updates
Updates
Date Issue / Document
January 18, 2021

The OEB has issued a letter to inform stakeholders of the membership of the newly constituted Regional Planning Process Advisory Group (RPPAG) and the scope of the RPPAG’s work to assist the OEB with its review of the regional planning process. The letter also includes the OEB’s Decision on Cost Eligibility.

December 10, 2020

The OEB issued a letter initiating a consultation to undertake a review of the regional planning process that applies to Ontario’s electricity sector. As the first step in this consultation, the OEB is re-establishing its Regional Planning Process Advisory Group (RPPAG) to assist the OEB in its review. Those interested in participating as a member of the RPPAG should indicate their intent by January 7, 2021 in accordance with the instructions in the letter.

Working Group

Date Issue / Document
March 19, 2021

Meeting #2:

February 17, 2021

Meeting #1: