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The OEB has issued a letter informing all rate-regulated electricity and gas distributors about an adjustment to their July 2021 OEB cost assessment invoices. The letter explains that funds from administrative monetary penalties collected by the OEB in regards to compliance matters have been used to reduce the distributors’ July cost assessment invoices on the expectation that the distributors will promptly supplement their LEAP-EFA budget for 2021 by the same amount. The letter also describes temporary changes to the screening guidelines for LEAP-EFA that are designed to help energy consumers most in need.

The OEB has accepted an Assurance of Voluntary Compliance from Air Products Canada Ltd. The Assurance responds to non-compliance related to operation in the wholesale market without a licence.

The OEB has issued a letter initiating a consultation on the implementation of Green Button by electricity and gas distributors, including composition of a task force to assist the OEB in identifying additional guidance or direction that would support implementation.

Consumer Alert: Beware of rebate scams pretending to be from or endorsed by the Ontario Energy Board

The OEB has posted Price Comparison templates for Natural Gas Contracts for Enbridge and EPCOR valid from July 1 - September 30, 2021.

The OEB has approved changes to the prices Enbridge and EPCOR will charge its customers for natural gas effective July 1, 2021.

The OEB’s next step in implementing and operationalizing the OEB Stakeholder Engagement Framework is the establishment of a new standing committee, the Adjudicative Modernization Committee, that can be called upon to provide early advice to senior management and the Chief Commissioner and serve as a forum for informal discussions with industry stakeholders on matters related to adjudication process and policy. We are inviting nominations from the sector as we establish this committee.

In order to better facilitate innovation, the OEB is initiating a consultation to renew its Innovation Sandbox.

IESO and OEB are joining forces to support innovative projects to help meet province’s growing energy needs.

The OEB has issued the Report of the Ontario Energy Board: Regulatory Treatment of Impacts Arising from the COVID-19 Emergency which establishes guidelines for the COVID-19 deferral account.

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