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The OEB has launched the next phase of the online portal for filing licence applications (new and renewals), another milestone in the OEB’s Digital First Strategy to improve and modernize service delivery. Five more forms are now available through the portal: Electricity Generation, Electricity Retailer, Gas Marketer, Electricity Storage and Unit Sub-Metering, in addition to the Electricity Wholesaler form launched in March. It features fully automated processes for user registration and digital signatures along with an e-payment system, offering a user-friendly experience for applicants and efficiencies for both the sector and the OEB.

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 posted the electricity distributors' 2022 stretch factor assignments for the 2023 Incentive Rate Mechanism (IRM) rate-setting process. The benchmarking details and assignments are published in the Pacific Economics Group "Empirical Research in Support of Incentive Rate-Setting: 2021 Benchmarking Update" Report to the Ontario Energy Board.

The OEB has posted Price Comparison templates for Natural Gas Contracts for Kitchener Utilities valid from August 1, 2022.

The OEB has issued a letter inviting interested parties to a stakeholder meeting on July 28, 2022, to discuss the development of a dynamic pricing pilot program for Class B consumers that are not eligible for the Regulated Price Plan.

The Framework for Energy Innovation Working Group, established to advise the OEB on the steps it can take to facilitate cost-effective use and integration of distributed energy resources, has delivered its Report to the OEB. Interested stakeholders are invited to comment on the Report and its recommendations.

The OEB has approved changes to the prices EPCOR Natural Gas Limited Partnership will charge its customers for natural gas effective July 1, 2022.

The OEB has posted Price Comparison templates for Natural Gas Contracts for EPCOR Natural Gas Limited Partnership valid from July 1 - September 30, 2022.

The OEB has accepted an Assurance of Voluntary Compliance from Trilliant Networks (Canada) Inc., a unit sub-meter provider. The Assurance responds to non-compliance related to the provision of sub-metering services without a licence.

The OEB's Compliance Report (April 2021 – March 2022) demonstrates how the OEB, as an independent regulator for the energy sector, has been fulfilling its mandate to protect consumer interest and deliver public value over the course of the last fiscal year. Our goal is to promote a sustainable and efficient energy sector, for today and tomorrow, and our compliance and enforcement work is integral to this effort.

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