System Reliability: Major Events and Customer Specific Measures

Case number

The OEB has commenced a new initiative related to reliability measures and objectives. The purpose of the initiative is to:

  • Determine a definition of a “Major Event” that will be used to normalize reliability performance data.
  • Develop criteria and new reporting requirements that will be used to evaluate a distributor’s response to a Major Event.
  • Establish “customer specific” system reliability measures and associated new reporting requirements.

Related policy initiatives:

Date Issue / Document
May 3, 2016

The OEB has issued a letter announcing Amendments to the Electricity Reporting and Record Keeping Requirements related to the definition of a “Major Event” and associated reporting requirements.

January 15, 2016

The OEB has received the following submission on the Board Report.

December 7, 2015

The OEB has issued a Board Report relating to Distribution System Reliability and Major Events, reporting on Major Events and “customer specific” reliability measures.

Cost Award Matters
Cost Award Matters
Date Issue / Document
July 26, 2016

The OEB has Issued its Decision and Order on Cost Awards.

June 1, 2016

The OEB has issued a Decision on Cost Eligibility and Notice of Hearing for Cost Awards in relation to this initiative.

December 22, 2015

The OEB has posted requests for cost eligibility received in relation to participation in this initiative.