A recent Order in Council from the Ontario Government
designated the East-West Tie transmission line as a "priority
project" under section 96.1 of the Ontario Energy Board
Act, 1998 (OEB Act). The East-West Tie is a proposed
transmission line that will add capacity between Wawa and Thunder
Bay to support electricity supply to Northeast Ontario. According
to the Order in Council, the Government considers it
to be a priority that the East-West Tie should be in service in
The "priority project" designation under section 96.1
of the OEB Act is a new option available to the
Government as a result of the recent amendments set out in Bill 112. These amendments, which we discussed
in an earlier
post, were proclaimed on March 4, 2016. The East-West Tie is
the first "priority project" designation to be
The effect of the "priority project" designation under
section 96.1 of the OEB Act is that the OEB is required to accept
that the East-West Tie is needed when the OEB considers the
"leave to construct" application under section 96 of the
OEB Act. Practically, this means that there is no requirement for
the applicant to establish need as part of the application.
However, when considering such an application, the OEB will still
have to consider other matters that are relevant to its
determination, as set out under section 96(2) of the OEB Act.
The content of this article is intended to provide a general
guide to the subject matter. Specialist advice should be sought
about your specific circumstances.
To print this article, all you need is to be registered on Mondaq.com.
Click to Login as an existing user or Register so you can print this article.
. Armed with their new mandates, both the provincial and federal governments introduced a renewed focus on the issue of climate change along with measures intended to reduce Canada's greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
On January 1, 2017, Albertans not only welcomed in the New Year, they also welcomed increased prices on everyday fuels such as gasoline and natural gas, as the Provincial government's controversial carbon levy officially came into force.
On January 10, 2017, the British Columbia provincial government issued a revised environmental assessment certificate for the Trans Mountain Expansion project, removing the final major legal obstacle from the project.
This post provides an overview of the new details regarding the REP and an update with respect to the upcoming AESO education session on Alberta's capacity market to be held in Calgary on February 7th, 2017.
Register for Access and our Free Biweekly Alert for
This service is completely free. Access 250,000 archived articles from 100+ countries and get a personalised email twice a week covering developments (and yes, our lawyers like to think you’ve read our Disclaimer).