NEB Releases Report on Natural Gas Deliverability
Gaz Metro Announces Bio-methane Project
OPA Directed to Continue FIT Programs
OEB Reviewing Rate Application and Hearing Process
OPA Issues Progress Report on Electricity Supply
TransCanada Applies for Interim 2012 Tolls
TransCanada Files Proposals for Services Restructuring and Mainline Tolls
Canadian Government Announces Next Steps towards Reducing Electricity Sector Emissions
OPA Releases Progress Report on Electricity Supply
OEB Issues DSM Guidelines for Natural Gas Utilities
OPA Releases Progress Report on Electricity Supply
Ontario Environmental Commissioner Releases Energy Conservation Report
Environmental Commissioner Releases Greenhouse Gas Report
April 25, 2011
The province's Minister of Energy has asked the Ontario Energy Board to undertake a process to select a transmission company to develop the "East-West Tie", a project aimed at addressing the need for maintaining long-term system reliability in northwest Ontario. In response to the Minister's request, the OEB has asked the Ontario Power Authority to complete a preliminary assessment of the need for an East-West tie line.
April 19, 2011
The OEB announced new electricity commodity prices under the Regulated Price Plan. The new prices take effect May 1, 2011. All time-of-use prices will increase by 0.8 cents/kWh.
March 9, 2011
The Ontario Energy Association released its policy paper, A Blueprint for Energy Policy in Ontario. The paper is the association's recommended long-term energy policy for all political parties in the run-up to the provincial election this fall.
February 24, 2011
The National Energy Board approved an application from TransCanada for an increase in the interim Mainline tolls effective March 1, 2011. The benchmark 100% load factor toll for firm transportation service to the Eastern Zone increases to $2.2429/GJ from $1.6381.
February 24, 2011
Through its Feed-In Tariff program, the Ontario Power Authority has approved 40 new large-scale renewable energy projects representing more than 872 MW. The projects include solar, wind and water.
February 17, 2011
The Ontario Government has issued directives to the Ontario Power Authority and the Ontario Energy Board. The OPA has been directed to prepare an integrated power system plan to meet the goals of the government's long-term energy plan. The plan will be reviewed by the OEB. The OEB has been directed to amend Hydro One's transmission licence to add the requirement that Hydro One proceed with specified projects to facilitate the connection of small-scale renewable generation facilities.
January 31, 2011
The Ontario Energy Board released an OEB Staff report on the regulator's 2010 review of recent developments in the North American natural gas supply markets and any potential implications for the natural gas market in Ontario.
January 25, 2011
TransCanada PipeLines has filed for revised interim tolls for 2011 for its Canadian Mainline. The application follows the NEB's December 23 decision on TransCanada's first interim tolls filing.
January 13, 2011
The Ontario Energy Board is initiating a stakeholder consultation on the implementation of the Smart Grid. The consultation responds to a directive from the Minister of Energy to provide guidance to electricity transmitters, distributors and other regulated entities proposing Smart Grid activities.
December 23, 2010
The National Energy Board approved interim tolls for 2011 for TransCanada's Canadian Mainline and Alberta System. The tolls for the Mainline were set at 2010 levels. TransCanada is expected to file an application for final tolls.
December 16, 2010
The NEB has approved, with conditions, applications for the construction and operation of the Mackenzie Gas Project through northern Canada.
December 15, 2010
The Ontario Energy Board released a report prepared by The Battle Group, entitled Assessing Ontario's Regulated Price Plan. The report will serve as input to the OEB's consultation on time-of-use rates.
December 9, 2010
TransCanada has filed an application with the National Energy Board seeking approval of interim tolls for 2011 for its Mainline and Alberta System. The application contemplates major changes to the Mainline toll design.
November 23, 2010
The Ontario Government released its Long Term Energy Plan, designed to serve as a framework document for planning the electricity system for the period to 2030.
November 23, 2010
The Minister of Energy issued a directive to the Ontario Energy Board, setting out the steps the OEB is to take to establish, implement and promote a smart grid for electricity.
October 27, 2010
The Ontario Energy Board announced it intends to develop a renewed regulatory framework for electricity through three policy initiatives. One of the key considerations in this effort is the pace of rate or bill increases for consumers.
October 18, 2010
The Ontario Energy Board announced new electricity commodity prices under the Regulated Price Plan effective November 1, 2010. The price will be 6.4 cents per kWh up to 1,000 kWh of consumption each month and 7.4 cents above that. New time-of-use pricing also takes effect: off-peak at 5.1 cents per kWh, mid-peak at 8.1 cents, and on-peak unchanged at 9.9 cents.
October 18, 2010
The OEB has initiated a consultation on the price-setting methodology and structure of time-of-use prices under the Regulated Price Plan.
September 20, 2010
The Ontario Government announced it is updating its long-term energy plan, first introduced in 2006, and is seeking input from key stakeholders on the future of the province's electricity system.
August 27, 2010
The Ontario Power Authority announced that the Ontario Government approved conversion of the Atikokan generating station to biomass fuel from coal.
August 17, 2010
The Ontario Government announced it is extending time-of-use commodity pricing for electricity to large industrial companies and manufacturers. The price change is to take effect at the start of 2011.
August 13, 2010
The Ontario Power Authority has announced that the final price for the new microFIT ground-mounted solar category will be 64.2 cents/kWh. The announcement follows a 30-day consultation period with interested parties.
August 5, 2010
In an update to its outlook for the 2010 hurricane season, the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration indicates it still expects an active hurricane system in the Atlantic Basin.
July 13, 2010
The Ontario Energy Board has announced it intends to review recent developments in the North American natural gas supply markets and the potential implications for the gas market in Ontario. The impact of Marcellus shale gas production is of particular interest.
July 5, 2010
The Government of Ontario has directed the OEB to resume its work in relation to a strategy for low-income energy consumers. Key areas of interest include emergency financial assistance, targeted conservation programs, and customer service rules.
June 24, 2010
The Ontario Energy Board has determined it is now appropriate to mandate time-of-use pricing for RPP consumers with eligible meters. A mandatory time-of-use date is to be established for each electricity distributor.
June 23, 2010
The Government of Canada announced it is taking actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the electricity sector by moving forward with regulations on coal-fired electricity generation.
June 22, 2010
In April, the Ontario Government issued a directive to the Ontario Energy Board to establish conservation targets for each of the province's electricity utilities. On June 22, the OEB informed utilities of their proposed targets.
May 20, 2010
The Independent Electricity System Operator released its outlook on the reliability of the Ontario electricity system. The report indicates that over the June 2010 to November 2011 period, the IESO expects positive supply conditions with 2,900 MW of new and refurbished supply set to begin commercial operations.
May 7, 2010
John Voss, Aegent's Managing Director, spoke at the spring seminar of the Industrial Gas Users Association on key considerations in effective energy buying. View John's presentation.
April 23, 2010
The Ontario Government issued a directive to the Ontario Energy Board to establish conservation targets for each of the province's electricity utilities. The targets are to achieve 1,330 MW of provincial peak demand savings over four years starting in 2011.
April 22, 2010
The Ontario Legislature passed the Energy Consumer Protection Act. One purpose of the Act is to enable suite metering in multi-residential buildings.
April 15, 2010
The Ontario Energy Board announced new electricity commodity prices under the Regulated Price Plan effective May 1, 2010. The price will be 6.5 cents per kWh up to 600 kWh of consumption each month and 7.5 cents above that. New time-of-use pricing also takes effect.
April 8, 2010
The Ontario Government announced the awarding of 184 FIT contract offers for almost 2,500 MW of renewable energy generation. The large-scale projects are in addition to the 510 totalling 112 MW that were approved in March.
March 29, 2010
Ontario Power Generation has announced it will be applying to the Ontario Energy Board for an increase in the rates it receives for the output from its Darlington and Pickering stations and its hydroelectric plants at Niagara and Cornwall.
March 10, 2010
On March 10, the Ontario Power Authority announced that 510 renewable energy projects had been approved under the province's Feed-In Tariff program, explaining that these projects involve the first major power generators to obtain contracts through FIT.
February 23, 2010
The IESO released its 18-Month Outlook on Ontario's electricity system for the period March 2010 to August 2011. The report indicates that 2,600 MW of new and refurbished supply is scheduled to come into service over the next 18 months, contributing to a positive outlook for the reliability of the system.
December 9, 2009
The Ontario Energy Board has issued a Storage and Transportation Access Rule applicable to natural gas transmitters, integrated utilities, and storage companies. The Rule is intended to ensure open and non-discriminatory access to transportation services as well as customer protection within the competitive storage market. It takes effect June 16, 2010.
November 17, 2009
In its latest outlook to May 2011, the IESO reports that the expected addition of 1,900 MW of new and refurbished supply over the next 18 months will solidify the province's already strong supply situation.
October 15, 2009
The Ontario Energy Board announced new electricity prices under the RPP as of November 1, 2009; 5.8 cents per kWh up to 1,000 kWh of consumption each month and 6.7 cents above that.
September 21, 2009
The Ontario Energy Board announced it completed two initiatives related to the Green Energy Act that are intended to promote the efficient connection of renewable resources.
September 18, 2009
The OEB released a revised proposal to issue a Storage and Transportation Access Rule for natural gas transmitters, integrated utilities, and storage companies.
August 25, 2009
The Independent Electricity System Operator released its latest 18-month outlook. Nearly 2,700 MW of new and refurbished supply is scheduled to come into service, contributing to a positive outlook for the reliability of Ontario's electricity system.
July 14, 2009
The Ontario Energy Board released its decision on an Enbridge proposal to change the requirements for the contracting of upstream transportation by certain direct purchase customers.
June 29, 2009
The Ontario Government has announced it is suspending the competitive Request for Proposals process to procure two replacement nuclear reactors planned for the Darlington site.
June 29, 2009
The Canaport liquefied natural gas terminal in New Brunswick received its first LNG cargo on June 27. This was the first LNG to arrive at Canadian shores and was transported from Trinidad.
June 26, 2009
Electricity distributors have been directed by the Ontario Energy Board to provide baseline and quarterly information regarding smart meter deployment and time-of-use pricing. The direction comes in response to the provincial government's recently announced expectation that time-of-use prices will be rolled out to at least 3.6 million consumers eligible for the Regulated Price Plan.
May 25, 2009
The IESO released its outlook for the June 2009 to September 2010 period. The outlook indicates close to 3,800 MW of new and refurbished supply is scheduled to come into service over the next 18 months, which will help ensure customer demand is met.
May 12, 2009
Bruce Sharp, a Senior Consultant at Aegent, spoke at The Canadian Institute's conference on power management. The conference theme was achieving system efficiencies and conservation. View Bruce's presentation.
April 23, 2009
The Ontario Energy Board has given notice to amend the Standard Supply Service Code for electricity to reflect recent changes to Ontario Regulation 95/05 to the Ontario Energy Board Act. Regulation 95/05 (Classes of Consumers and Determination of Rates) includes the criteria for opting out of the Regulated Price Plan.
April 15, 2009
The Ontario Energy Board announced new electricity commodity prices under the Regulated Price Plan effective May 1, 2009. The price will be 5.7 cents per kWh up to 600 kWh of consumption each month and 6.6 cents above that.
March 16, 2009
In its latest outlook, the Independent Electricity System Operator advises the province is well positioned to meet demand for electricity under normal weather conditions over the period April 2009 to September 2010. The IESO indicates a high confidence that almost 4,700 MW of new and refurbished supply will come into service over the outlook period.
March 10, 2009
Following consultations with stakeholders, the Ontario Energy Board has announced an assistance program for low-income energy consumers. The OEB's consultation attracted a wide range of participants with varying views.
February 24, 2009
On February 23, the Ontario Government released its proposed Green Energy and Green Economy Act, 2009. The main goals of the extensive legislation are to increase investment in renewable energy projects and to increase conservation in the province.
January 19, 2009
The Ontario Power Authority has announced two new power programs geared to industrial businesses in the province.
December 22, 2008
The Independent Electricity System Operator released two reports on Ontario's electricity system. Both report a positive outlook for the system's reliability.
December 11, 2008
The Ontario Power Authority has announced that it will sign a 20 year contract with York Energy Centre LP for a 393 megawatt (MW) generating station.
December 8, 2008
The National Energy Board approved TransCanada's request for new interim tolls effective January 1, 2009. The Eastern Zone 100% load factor toll for firm transportation will be $1.19/GJ.
OEB Sets Payment Levels for OPG's Large Hydro and Nuclear Facilities
November 25, 2008
The new distribution rates will be effective May 1, 2008 but will not be implemented until December 1, 2008.
October 15, 2008
The Ontario Energy Board announced new electricity commodity prices under the RPP effective November 1, 2008.
September 23, 2008
The Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) today released one of its most positive 18-month outlook reports on the reliability of Ontario's electricity system since the electricity market opened in 2002.
September 23, 2008
Western Climate Initiative (WCI) announces recommendations for the design of a regional market-based cap-and-trade program.
September 4, 2008
The NEB has concluded that the proposed import of LNG at the Canaport LNG terminal is in the Canadian public interest.
August 13, 2008
Standard & Poor's announced that it has raised the long term corporate credit rating on OPG to "A-" from "BBB+"
July 22, 2008
SemGroup L.P., a supplier of natural gas to many industrial and commercial customers, applied for creditor protection in Canada.
July 8, 2008
OEB Staff issued a discussion paper on Generation Connections: Transmission Connection Cost Responsibility Review.
July 2, 2008
The OEB is initiating a consultation process exploring the issues surrounding energy use by low income users. The intention is to understand if any regulatory policies or other measures need to be developed to address issues faced by low income users.
June 23, 2008
The reliability outlook for Ontario's electricity system is generally positive and improving over the next year and a half, said the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) in its latest 18-Month Outlook.
TransCanada Applies to NEB for Alberta Jurisdiction
TransCanada has applied to the NEB to have TransCanada's Alberta system under federal jurisdiction.
The Ontario Government has announced new grants through the Municipal Eco Challenge Fund. Municipalities can qualify for grants up to 50% of showcase retrofit costs, up to a maximum of $500,000.
May 16, 2008
The McGuinty government has introduced strict, new limits on coal plant emissions to ensure they're cut by two-thirds below 2003 levels by 2011.
April 22, 2008
View John Voss, Managing Director of Aegent Energy Advisors' presentation from GasFair 2008.
April 21, 2008
View Bruce Sharp, Senior Consultant for Aegent Energy Advisors' presentation from GasFair 2008.
Incentive Regulation for Gas Utilities
British Columbia Greener Future-Stronger Economy
Binding open season for storage services to meet growing demand
Canada Green Building Council Appoints Vice President LEED
OPA Selects Rodan as a Province-wide Conservation Aggregation Operator
Wind Energy Sets Global Growth Record in 2007 - Canada Expects a Record Year for New Installations in 2008
Time to Put a Price on Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Hearing Scheduled to Consider Application for Licences to Import LNG and Export Natural Gas
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