On October 27, 2017, the Ontario Ministry of Energy indicated the intention to proclaim into force certain provisions of section 78 of the Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998 (Act) to provide the OEB with authority to regulate what USMPs charge for unit-sub-metering. The necessary legislative instruments have now been put into place. Sections 78(2.3), 78(3), 78(6) and 78(9) of the Act have been proclaimed into force effective April 1, 2018.
The OEB is commencing an initiative to develop the method(s) that the OEB will use to regulate what USMPs may charge for unit sub-metering. The OEB intends to consult over the coming months with licensed USMPs, customers of USMPs and other interested parties.