Renewed Regulatory Framework for Electricity

Case number
EB-2010-0377, EB-2010-0378, EB-2010-0379
Launched
Sector
Electricity
Status
Complete
Details

On October 18, 2012, the Ontario Energy Board released its Report, Renewed Regulatory Framework for Electricity Distributors: A Performance-Based Approach (RRFE).

This renewed regulatory approach recognizes the need for significant investment in the sector while acknowledging that concerns over bill increases are leading to a sharper focus on the total cost to consumers.

The RRFE is first and foremost a  regulatory framework that will guide the Board in setting rates for electricity distributors, and ultimately for transmitters. The framework represents a continuing evolution in our focus as regulator. It starts to move that focus from costs and cost recovery to focusing on long-term value for money. The Board recognizes that delivering long-term value for the money consumers spend on electricity is essential to delivering a sustainable energy sector.

The Board’s Report lays out the direction for the new framework and includes a chapter detailing implementation and transition plans. The Board expects the necessary regulatory instruments to be developed by spring 2013, and largely implemented in time for setting May 2014 distribution rates.

RRFE INITIATIVES

 

Updates

Date Issue / Document
September 25, 2013

The Board has issued a letter inviting stakeholders to workshops on the Renewed Regulatory Framework for Electricity (RRFE) Implementation.

October 31, 2012

Board staff has posted the presentation from its October 31, 2012 webcast Q&A on the next steps arising from the "Report of the Board – A Renewed Regulatory Framework for Electricity Distributors: a Performance Based Approach".

October 30, 2012

The Board has issued a letter to stakeholders announcing the selection of working group members.

October 18, 2012

The Board has issued its "Report of the Board – A Renewed Regulatory Framework for Electricity Distributors: a Performance Based Approach". The issuance of the Report completes the consultation process which began in October of 2010.

April 24, 2012

Board staff has posted the written comments received by the Board by April 20, 2012.

April 9, 2012

Board staff posted transcripts from the March 28-30 Stakeholder Conference.

April 5, 2012

The Board has issued guidance to stakeholders on issues where comments would be particularly helpful to the Board in developing a renewed regulatory framework for electricity distributors and transmitters.

March 27, 2012

Board staff posted an updated draft agenda for the two and a half-day Stakeholder Conference planned for March 28, 29, and 30, 2012.

March 23, 2012

Board Staff has posted the presentations filed by participants for the Stakeholder Conference to be held March 28-30.

March 21, 2012

Board Staff has posted materials from a series of Executive Roundtable Meetings held by the Chair during February and March 2012.

February 6, 2012

The Board has issued a letter providing an update to interested stakeholders on the consultation process for its initiative to develop a renewed regulatory framework for electricity distributors and transmitters.

December 12, 2011

Board staff posted material shown at the December 8 – 9 Information Session.

December 9, 2011

Board staff posted the questions that participants of the two-day Information Session provided in writing.

December 6, 2011

Board staff posted a draft agenda for the two-day Information Session planned for December 8 and 9, 2011.

November 8, 2011

The Board has issued a set of staff discussion papers and supporting consultant reports for the initiatives set out below.

January 27, 2011

Board staff has posted material for the Stakeholder Conference to be held on February 2nd.

December 17, 2010

The Board issued a letter a letter initiating a consultation process to develop three key elements to a Renewed Regulatory Framework for Electricity.

October 27, 2010

The Board issued a letter announcing its intention to develop a Renewed Regulatory Framework for Electricity.

Cost Award Matters

Date Issue / Document
March 5, 2014

The Board has issued its Decision and Order on Cost Awards for activities that have occurred between April 30, 2013 and December 31, 2013 in relation to performance, benchmarking and rate adjustment indices (EB-2010-0379).

December 12, 2013

The Board has issued an EB-2010-0379 Notice of Hearing for Cost Awards.

September 17, 2013

The Board has issued its Decision and Order on Cost Awards for the second phase of the RRFE consultation.

June 26, 2013

The Board has issued its Notice of Hearing for Cost Awards.

February 14, 2013

The Board has posted a late request for cost eligibility.

November 13, 2012

The Board has posted requests for cost eligibility.

October 18, 2012

The Board has issued its Decision and Order on Cost Awards for the RRFE.

July 11, 2012

The Board issued its Notice of Hearing to determine the cost awards that will be made in accordance with section 30 of the Act in relation to eligible consultation activities that occurred on or before May 31, 2012.

April 18, 2012

The Board has received additional information from the Association of Power Producers of Ontario regarding its request for cost eligibility for an expert and related matters.

March 6, 2012

The Board has posted additional requests for cost eligibility.

January 19, 2012

The Board has posted a request for cost eligibility.

December 19, 2011

The Board has posted requests for cost eligibility for experts received in relation to the Board’s coordinated consultative process to develop a renewed regulatory framework for electricity (EB-2010-0377; EB-2010-0378; EB-2010-0379).

December 14, 2011

The Board has posted late requests for cost eligibility (EB-2010-0377; EB-2010-0378; EB-2010-0379; EB-2011-0043; EB-2011-0004).

November 15, 2011

The Board has posted requests for cost eligibility (EB-2010-0377; EB-2010-0378; EB-2010-0379; EB-2011-0043; EB-2011-0004).

January 10, 2011

The Board has posted requests for cost eligibility (EB-2010-0377; EB-2010-0378; EB-2010-0379).