Review of Electricity Distribution Cost Allocation Policy

Case number
EB-2010-0219
Launched
Sector
Electricity
Status
Archived
Details

On November 28, 2007, the Board issued its Report of the Board: Application of Cost Allocation for Electricity Distributors (the “2007 Report”). The 2007 Report set out the Board’s policies in relation to specific cost allocation matters for electricity distributors, and represented the culmination of a consultation process that had begun several years earlier.

As the Board indicated in the 2007 Report, “With better quality data, greater experience with cost allocation modeling and further developments in relation to other rate design issues, the policies will be refined as required.” The Board determined that it was appropriate to initiate a consultative process to review certain specific elements of its electricity distribution cost allocation policy.

Updates

Date Issue / Document
July 16, 2013

The Board has issued a letter setting out the Board’s approach to the allocation of host electricity distributor costs to embedded distributors.

September 20, 2012

The Board has determined that electricity distributors shall reflect the updated province-wide fixed monthly charge related to the microFIT Generator Service Classification to $5.40 per month in their 2013 rate applications.

August 5, 2011

The Board has issued its revised Cost Allocation model to be used by distributors filing a cost of service application for 2012 distribution rates. It has also released the staff report to the Board that documents the changes in the model resulting from the Report of the Board: Review of Electricity Distribution Cost Allocation Policy issued on March 31, 2011 as well as instructions for the revised Cost Allocation model.

July 5, 2011

Minutes from Working Group meeting on May 27th:

  • Minutes - Working Group meeting #2
July 5, 2011

Minutes from Working Group meeting on June 15th:

  • Minutes - Working Group meeting #3
May 18, 2011

Minutes from Working Group meeting on May 9th:

  • Minutes - Working Group meeting #1
May 2, 2011

The cover letter to the Board Report initiated the Cost Allocation Working Group and invited nominations. The letter below announces the individuals on the Working Group.

March 31, 2011

The Board issued its Report of the Board on the Review of Electricity Distribution Cost Allocation Policy. The Report sets out a number of revisions to the Board’s electricity distribution cost allocation policy that are to be implemented through cost of service applications starting with the 2012 rate year, and identifies elements that are to be the subject of further consultation in the short term.

November 15, 2010

The Board has posted a draft agenda and the draft presentation of Elenchus Research Associates, Inc. for the November 18, 2010 stakeholder meeting.

October 20, 2010

The Board has issued a letter setting out important information in relation to the stakeholder meeting to be held in Toronto on November 18, 2010. The Board has also posted for comment a report prepared by Elenchus Research Associates Inc.

September 2, 2010

Announcement of public process, invitation to participate and cost awards.

Cost Award Matters

Date Issue / Document
July 13, 2011

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

October 15, 2010

The Board has issued its Decision on Cost Eligibility and the list of registered participants.

September 20, 2010

The Board has posted requests for participation and cost eligibility.