Green energy act implementation readiness program

The OEB must ensure that electricity distributors meet the requirements for renewable generation connection, smart grid implementation and conservation and demand management.

The OEB planned a number of activities to provide practical information to help electricity distributors prepare and implement their new responsibilities.


We have completed a number of initiatives relating to connection and metering/billing/settlement issues for renewable generation.




Nov 26-09

  • Connection Issues (Capacity determination and allocation, cost responsibility, transition from RESOP)
  • Watch the webcast (wmv)

Dec 3-09

Jan 27-09






Nov 24-09

  • Enabler transmission connection facilities
  • Changes to the generation connection process
  • Cost responsibility for connection of renewable generation
  • Watch the webcast (wmv)

Ontario Waterpower Association

Dec 2-09

Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA)

Dec 3-09

Association of Power Producers of Ontario (APPrO)

Dec 4-09

Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA)

Dec 8-09

Ontario Sustainable Energy Association

Workshops for electricity distributors

We held a series of workshops with distributors throughout Ontario to address their new regulatory obligations and responsibilities under the Act. We also met with several representatives of the renewable generator community to discuss the Board initiatives underway to facilitate the connection of renewable generation.

Workshop presentation