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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.

To meet growing energy needs created by EVs in the Ottawa area, the IESO and the OEB are supporting a new pilot project by BluWave-ai and Hydro Ottawa that will use artificial intelligence to manage EV charging during peak demand periods.

The OEB has released its Report to the Minister of Energy: Design of an Optional Enhanced Time-of-Use (TOU) Price and a supplemental report regarding the design of such a price.

The OEB has issued a letter raising awareness of a fraudulent email being circulated to entities we regulate. The sender is seeking financial information. Read below for more details about this scam and what to do if you receive a suspicious email from the OEB.

The OEB has posted a Directive from the Minister of Energy regarding the development of new transmission lines in southwestern Ontario and a related Order in Council regarding the priority status of some of these projects.

In keeping with our desire to provide improved digital experiences to the sector and consumers, we’ve updated our What’s New notification service. It now offers a fresh, new design and a more personalized experience by allowing subscribers to choose the types of updates you’d like to receive from us. Note: current subscribers do not need to re-subscribe.

The OEB has launched a new online portal for filing licence applications, a key commitment in the OEB’s Digital First strategy. The portal is now open for Electricity Wholesalers to file licence applications online and use a new e-payment service. The remaining licence types will become available over the coming weeks, along with additional functionality enhancements.

The OEB has released its Natural Gas Facilities Handbook. The Handbook brings together the legislative and policy frameworks applicable to different types of applications that regularly come before the OEB for natural gas facilities approvals, including filing requirements based on OEB practice.

The OEB has developed a Framework for Review of Intervenor Processes and Cost Awards, which identifies potential initiatives to enhance the OEB’s adjudicative process, particularly the role of intervenors within it, and seeks feedback from stakeholders.

The OEB has issued a letter setting out the OEB’s plan for the Reliability and Power Quality Review, after considering customer and other stakeholder feedback. A working group will be established to provide input on technical issues and challenges. Stakeholders interested in participating in the working group are invited to write to the OEB by April 15, 2022.

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