One of the OEB’s key business objectives is to help meet Ontario’s challenges for renewal of energy infrastructure and supply. The OEB completed a review of codes, rules, licences and other regulatory instruments to ensure that they facilitate investment in new generation capacity, the development of renewable energy, enhanced connectivity to the electricity grid, conservation initiatives and congestion –reducing transmission expansions.
This work was in part a follow-up to work done in late 2003 to standardize connection procedures and requirements for generation attached to local distribution systems.
In addition, the Chair of the Ontario Energy Board received a letter from the Minister of Energy asking the OEB to cooperate with the Ontario Power Authority in developing the terms and conditions for a standard offer program for small generators embedded in the distribution system that use clean or renewable resources.
The OEB proposed amendment to codes as required.