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Effective January 1, 2024, parties granted a temporary licence exemption by the OEB will also be exempt from certain provisions under the Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998, the Electricity Act, 1998, and the Energy Consumer Protection Act, 2010. These changes are intended to further facilitate innovation in the electricity sector.

The OEB has issued a Notice of Proposal to Amend the Distribution System Code regarding the connection of non-residential electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure. These proposed amendments are intended to create a standardized and streamlined process for connecting charging facilities that require modifications or additions to the distributor's distribution system, such as the connection of public charging facilities that service multiple EVs and fleet charging stations designed for commercial use. We invite stakeholders to provide feedback to the proposal by January 19, 2024.

The OEB has accepted an Assurance of Voluntary Compliance (AVC) from Newmarket-Tay Power Distribution Ltd. (NT Power), following an inspection into the company’s disconnection practices which were found to be non-compliant with OEB rules. This reflects the OEB’s ongoing commitment to consumer protection and fairness.

The OEB is pleased to publish its mid-year Compliance Report (April - September 2023), which demonstrates how the OEB, as the independent regulator for the energy sector, is fulfilling its mandate to protect the interests of consumers and deliver public value.

The OEB has issued a draft Phase One Benefit-Cost Analysis (BCA) Framework for stakeholder feedback. This Phase One BCA Framework will advance guidance, methodologies, and tools to assist electricity distributors in identifying the full distribution-level impacts of non-wires solutions.

The OEB has published the 2024 Quarter 1 prescribed accounting interest rates applicable to the carrying charges of deferral, variance and construction work in progress (CWIP) accounts of natural gas utilities, electricity distributors and other rate-regulated entities.

The OEB has concluded the review of its current performance standards for natural gas facilities applications, and today issued updated standards that will apply to those applications filed on or after April 1, 2024.

For the second year in a row, the OEB is proud to be recognized as one of Greater Toronto’s Top Employers, the benchmark for workplace best practices.

The OEB has published its report to the minister, entitled, "Improving Distribution Sector Resilience, Responsiveness and Cost Efficiency." The report was prepared in response to the Minister of Energy’s Letter of Direction (October 2022), and submitted to the minister in June 2023. With input from sector stakeholders, the report outlines advice and proposals which reflect on current and anticipated future extreme weather impacts, best practices in climate change resilience, and options to enhance organizational capacity through efficiency measures.

The OEB is pleased to announce the launch of Realizing Ontario’s Energy Advantage, a new digital timeline that showcases notable business activities, achievements, and milestones that support our strategic goals, business objectives and deliverables associated with Ministerial Letters of Direction. See what we’ve been up to!

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