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To support the evolution of the electricity sector, the OEB is initiating two integrated consultation processes: Utility Remuneration and Responding to Distributed Energy Resources (DERs).

The OEB has issued a letter proposing a Cyber Security Readiness Report & Proposed Amendments to a Natural Gas Reporting and Record Keeping Requirements (RRR) Rule.

As part of Phase 1 of the Customer Service Rules Review, the OEB has issued final amendments to the Distribution System Code (DSC), Standard Supply Service Code (SSSC), Unit Sub-Metering Code (USMC) and Gas Distribution Access Rule (GDAR). The OEB has also issued a final Rate Order to electricity and gas distributors which eliminates or clarifies certain types of charges.

The OEB has posted materials and audio recording from the webinar hosted on March 7, 2019 on Commercial and Industrial Rate Design.

The OEB has adopted new performance standards for processing rate applications to take effect April 1, 2019.

The OEB has posted Price Comparison templates for Natural Gas Contracts for Utilities Kingston valid from February 1, 2019.

The OEB has issued a Staff Discussion Paper and the reports of its two expert consultants on the Activity and Program Based Benchmarking (APB) initiative. This phase of the initiative sets out to establish an APB framework for electricity distributors. APB will be implemented for electricity transmitters, gas distributors and Ontario Power Generation in subsequent phases.

The OEB has issued detailed accounting guidance related to commodity pass-through variance accounts: Account 1588 RSVA Power and Account 1589 RSVA GA.

The OEB has released a Staff Report to the Board on Rate Design for Commercial and Industrial Electricity Customers (EB-2015-0043). The Report summarizes consultations held with stakeholders, analysis, and presents staff’s recommendations on changes to support an evolving energy sector.

The OEB has issued a Notice of Amendment to the Distribution System Code that is related to the Code Amendments that were issued on December 18, 2018 to facilitate the implementation of Regional Plans.

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