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The OEB has posted Price Comparison templates for Electricity Contracts valid from May 1, 2022 to October 31, 2022.

Following the February 25th letter regarding changes to the Activity and Program-based Benchmarking (APB) framework, the OEB has published a new APB report with unit cost results updated by OEB staff and econometric results updated by the project consultant, Pacific Economics Group Research LLC.

The OEB has made a revision to the recently posted OER notice form templates in response to comments from an LDC. The changes were made to the first statement in Part 2 (common elements) of both the English and French notice templates to make the language more consistent with the wording used in Regulation 216/22 amending Regulation 363/16.

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

The OEB has issued a letter with its response to recommendations provided by the Regional Planning Process Advisory Group (RPPAG) to improve the regional planning process in Ontario. The letter also includes an implementation plan related to those recommendations.

The OEB is initiating a consultation related to proposed amendments to the Distribution System Code, the Electricity Retailer Code of Conduct, and the Retail Settlement Code to facilitate regulatory changes to net metering and retailing that take effect July 1, 2022.

As part of its ongoing path to modernization, the OEB has issued an updated Cost Assessment Model (CAM). The OEB uses a CAM to allocate its operating costs appropriately to the payors and sub classes of payors liable for the OEB’s expenses and expenditures under Section 26 of the Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998. The updated CAM came into effect on April 1, 2022, and will be in place until otherwise advised.

The OEB has accepted an Assurance of Voluntary Compliance from Algoma Steel Inc., an electricity generator. The Assurance responds to non-compliance related to operation in the electricity market without a generator licence.

The OEB has posted its adjudicative reporting dashboard to provide stakeholders with the final snapshot report for fiscal 2021-22.

On March 24, 2022, the OEB issued guidance to licensees regarding changes to the implementation of the Ontario Electricity Rebate (OER). As mentioned in that letter, an updated OER notice form reflecting the changes for distributors to use is now available (in both English and French) including an instruction page for distributors in relation to filling out certain sections of the form. The use of this template is not mandatory. Distributors may revise it as appropriate, providing it contains all of the information required by section 1.3 of the General Regulation.

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