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Restoring An OEB Rate Ruling, The SCC Reaffirms Discretion Of Canadian Tribunals And Holds That Regulators Are Not Required To Allow Utilities To Pass On Costs Of Collective Agreements
On September 25, 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada released a 6-1 decision that has far-reaching implications for provincial energy tribunals and administrative tribunals generally, and which may also impact collective bargaining between regulated entities and their unions.
Canada
22 Oct 2015
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Government Agencies To Coordinate In Alberta Energy Markets
The two agencies charged with ensuring that Alberta power markets remain competitive have signed a Memorandum of Understanding.
Canada
17 Mar 2014
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Export Transmission Tariff Report Finalized
In its 2010 Hydro One transmission rate decision, the Ontario Energy Board increased from $1/MWh to $2/MWh the Export Transmission Service (ETS) rate.
Canada
12 Jul 2012
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Court Rejects Application Of The Prudent Investment Test To Collective Bargaining Agreements
In two appeal decisions released this past week, the Ontario Divisional Court rejected the application of the "prudent investment test" to forecast costs under collective bargaining agreements negotiated between a utility and its unionized employees.
Canada
29 Feb 2012
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Alberta Provincial Court Issues Creative Sentence For Water Use Violation
On October 31, 2011, the Alberta Provincial Court ordered an oilsands operator to fund an online training course in water diversion best practices that will be administered by the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP).
Canada
18 Nov 2011
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National Energy Board Decision Introduces New Cost Of Capital Methodology
The National Energy Board (NEB) has charted a new course for cost of capital determination.
Canada
6 May 2009
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Alberta Regulator Approves Formula-Based Ratemaking
On March 25, 2009, the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) approved an application by ENMAX Power Corporation (EPC) for formula-based ratemaking (FBR) to be applied to EPC's regulated electric distribution and transmission businesses.
Canada
6 May 2009
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Energy Regulators May Be Held Responsible For Assessing The Sufficiency Of Aboriginal Consultation
In our October 2008 "Energy Update", we discussed the decision by the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) to limit its review of the adequacy of Aboriginal consultation in the Bruce to Milton leave-to-construct proceeding and defer certain issues to the environmental assessment process.
Canada
6 May 2009
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Utilities Must Disclose Contemplated Corporate Reorganizations
In a recent decision concerning Union Gas Limited, the Ontario Energy Board ruled that a utility has a duty to disclose, as part of its rate application, any contemplated corporate reorganizations that have a "real prospect" of proceeding, even if the utility's board has not yet granted final approval.
Canada
5 Dec 2008
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Ontario Regulator Rules That Aboriginal Consultation Need Not Be Completed Before Regulatory Approval Granted
Electricity transmitters developing new transmission lines in Canada face considerable uncertainty over the duty to consult with Aboriginal communities.
Canada
5 Nov 2008
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New Regulations Concerning Smart Meters
As part of its conservation strategy, the Ontario provincial government has established targets for the installation of 800,000 smart meters by December 31, 2007 and installation of smart meters for all Ontario customers by December 31, 2010.
Canada
7 Nov 2006
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OEB Approves Reliability Must-Run Contract For The Lennox Generating Station
The Ontario Energy Board recently approved a reliability must-run contract. Reliability must-run contracts allow the IESO to instruct a generator to operate a facility in specific ways in order to maintain the reliability of the electricity system.
Canada
5 Jun 2006
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