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The OEB has posted Price Comparison templates for Natural Gas Contracts for Enbridge and EPCOR valid from January 1 - March 31, 2024.

The OEB has approved changes to the prices Enbridge Gas Inc. and EPCOR Natural Gas Limited Partnership will charge its customers for natural gas effective January 1, 2024.

The Cyber Security Advisory Committee, an industry-led committee consisting of representatives of Ontario's electricity utilities, has prepared version 1.1 of the Ontario Cyber Security Framework (OCSF) and the OEB has made it available online. It addresses third-party supply chain risks by aligning with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), while enhancing the evaluation and sustainment of a cyber security program by providing illustrative examples based on version 2.1 of the Cybersecurity Capability Maturity Model (C2M2).

The OEB has accepted an Assurance of Voluntary Compliance from Priority Submetering Solutions regarding non-compliance with requirements of the Section 2.1 (5) of the Ontario Regulation 363/16 made under Ontario Rebate for Electricity Consumers Act, 2016 (ORECA).

The OEB has accepted an Assurance of Voluntary Compliance (AVC) from Wellington North Power Inc., an electricity distributor. The AVC responds to non-compliance with the requirement to implement Green Button in Ontario by November 1, 2023.

The OEB has released an updated variance settlement factor that is to be used by electricity distributors to calculate a one-time credit or charge for consumers who choose to stop purchasing electricity through the Regulated Price Plan. This factor is called the "Final RPP Variance Settlement Factor" and is updated on the OEB website monthly.

The OEB has issued a letter initiating a review of the consumer protection framework for customers of Unit Sub-Meter Providers in Ontario. The letter sets out the objectives of the review, as well as the planned approach to research and stakeholder engagement activities.

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.

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 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.

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