Smart Metering Initiative History

Case number
RP-2004-0196
Launched
Sector
Electricity
Status
Archived
Details

The Board received a directive from the Minister of Energy under Section 27.1 of the Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998 (the Act) on July 16, 2004 (the Directive). In it, the Minister directed the Board to consult with stakeholders to identify options and address issues with regard to the targets. The Board was to provide an implementation plan for the achievement of the Government of Ontario’s smart meter targets to the Minister by February 15, 2005.

On January 26, 2005, the Board submitted its implementation plan on smart meters to the Minister of Energy. The proposed plan suggested the mandatory technical requirements for smart meters and the support systems distributors would require; set priorities for implementation in order to meet the government’s targets; identified regulatory mechanisms for the recovery of costs; and identified how barriers could be mitigated. In addition, the report addressed competitiveness in the provision and support of smart meters and the need for and effectiveness of non-commodity time of use rates.

The Ministry used information from the Report in formulating its implementation plan. However, the Report of the Board is now obsolete.

Updates

Date Issue / Document
January 26, 2005

The Ontario Energy Board today submitted its proposed implementation plan on smart meters to the Minister of Energy. The plan outlines a basic smart meter system in Ontario to measure how much electricity a consumer uses each hour of the day.

January 18, 2005

The Board has received comments in response to its request for further consultation.

December 20, 2004

The Board has received submissions of the Draft Implementation Plan for Smart Metering in Ontario.

November 9, 2004

The Board has issued a Draft Implementation for Smart Metering in Ontario.

September 21, 2004

List of Presentations:

August 30, 2004

Stakeholder Comments on Board staff discussion paper:

July 19, 2004

Board staff discussion paper on implementation of smart meters in Ontario.

July 19, 2004

The Board announces its plan for carrying out the Minister's Directive, and invites stakeholders to participate in a consultation process.

July 16, 2004

The Board receives the Directive from the Minister of Energy under Section 27.1 of the Act.