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The Alberta Court Of Appeal Denies Leave To Appeal The AUC's Decision In The Electricity Line Loss Saga
One of the Alberta electricity generation line loss proceedings took place shortly before the 2018 winter holidays. We have previously covered aspects of the line loss
2 May 2019
OEB Issues Corporate Governance "Best Practices" For Rate-Regulated Utilities
On December 20, 2018, the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) issued its Report of the Board - Best Practices regarding Governance of OEB Rate-Regulated Utilities (EB-2014-0255) (the Report).
6 Mar 2019
Ontario Energy Board Issues Final Report On The Regulatory Treatment Of Costs Associated With Pension And Other Post-Employment Benefits
On September 14, 2017, the Ontario Energy Board ("OEB") released its final report, Regulatory Treatment of Pension and Other Post-employment Benefits (OPEBs) Costs (EB-2015-0040) ("Report").
3 Oct 2017
Alberta Utilities Commission Rules On The Scope Of Evidence Required By First Nations And Métis On Notice Of Constitutional Question And The AUC's Jurisdiction To Assess Crown Consultation
In Fort McMurray West 500-kV Transmission Project (Proceeding 21030) Ruling on jurisdiction to determine the questions stated in the Notices of Questions of Constitutional Law...
6 Mar 2017
OEB Approves Consolidation Of Enersource Hydro Mississauga, Horizon Utilities, Powerstream And Hydro One Brampton Networks
Among other matters, the applicants also requested the issuance of a Distributor Licence to LDC Co and the transfer of the current distributors' rate orders to LDC Co.
28 Dec 2016
Court Affirms Deferring Jurisdiction To Legislatively Established Specialized Tribunals
On February 9, 2016 Madam Justice Kim Nixon of the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench issued a significant administrative law decision in the case of Independent Power Producers' Society of Alberta ("IPPSA") v. Independent System Operator.
12 Feb 2016
2015 Year In Review: Top 10 Regulatory Decisions Of Import To The Canadian Energy Industry
2015 saw the Supreme Court of Canada, the National Energy Board, the Alberta Court of Appeal, the Alberta Utilities Commission, the Alberta Surface Rights Board, the British Columbia Supreme Court and the British Columbia Environmental Appeal Board, each release significant decisions in areas of fundamental importance to the regulation of gas and electric utilities, and the operations of oil and gas companies.
15 Jan 2016
BLG Leads Prosecution In Landmark Regulatory Case
The Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) announced the approval of a $56 million administrative penalty/costs payment agreed to between Alberta's electricity watchdog and TransAlta Corp...
1 Dec 2015
Alberta's Power Play: Potential Changes Should Bring New Renewable Power Project Opportunities
The Alberta Government is expected to announce policy changes in the next two weeks that should encourage new renewable power projects in the Province.
17 Nov 2015
Summary Of Proposed Amendments To The Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998
On June 2, 2015 Minister Bob Chiarelli tabled Bill 112, Strengthening Consumer Protection and Electricity System Oversight Act in the Ontario legislature...
3 Jul 2015
Alberta Court Of Appeal Reconfirms That The Surface Rights Board's Role Is Ancillary To Regulators Who Authorize Or Permit Energy Development
On June 9, 2015, the Alberta Court of Appeal released its memorandum of judgment (issued orally from the bench on May 7, 2015) in Togstad v Alberta (Surface Rights Board) 2015 ABCA 192.
16 Jun 2015
Ontario Minister Of Energy’s Remarks To The Electricity Distributors Association Annual Gala
The Minister indicated that the 2015 provincial budget (the release date is likely to be in late April or early May) would contain decisions about removing various barriers to the consolidation of the distribution sector.
24 Mar 2015
At A Loss? The AUC Revisits Milner Power And How To Remedy The "Line Loss Rule"
On January 20, 2015, the Alberta Utilities Commission released Decision 790-D02-2015, Milner Power Inc. and ATCO Power Ltd. Re: Complaints.
16 Mar 2015
Canada's New Anti-Spam Legislation And How It Will Affect Email Marketing Practices
Utilities, energy providers, trade associations and other entities participating in or supporting the energy sector will be impacted by Canada’s new Anti-Spam Legislation.
26 Apr 2013
Government Of Ontario Introduces The Ontario Electricity System Operator Act, 2012
On April 26, 2012, the Minister of Energy, the Hon. Chris Bentley, introduced for first reading the Ontario Electricity System Operator Act, 2012 ("Bill 75").
14 May 2012
Ontario Announces Final Steps To Green Energy: Announcements Include The Feed-In Tariff Program, Domestic Content Requirements And $2.3 Billion Hydro One Transmission Projects
This week, the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure announced the final steps of the Ontario Government’s ten-step plan to launch the “Green Energy and Green Economy Act, 2009” (the “Act”) into action.
29 Sep 2009
Ontario´s Proposed Feed-In Tariff Prices
On Thursday March 12, 2009, the Honourable George Smitherman, Deputy Premier and Minister of Energy and Infrastructure, (the “Minister”) and Colin Andersen, CEO, Ontario Power Authority, provided further details of the proposed feed-in tariff program for renewable energy projects contemplated under Bill 150, the Green Energy and Green Economy Act, 2009 (“Bill 150”).
17 Mar 2009
Ontario Power Authority And The Ontario Ministry Of Energy And Infrastructure Announce Winning Proponents For The Renewable Energy Supply Program III
On Friday January 23, Minister George Smitherman and the Ontario Power Authority ("OPA") announced the successful bids for the OPA’s Renewable Energy Supply Program III ("RES III").
26 Jan 2009
British Columbia Budget 2008 Highlights
On February 19, 2008, British Columbia’s Finance Minister, the Honourable Carole Taylor, presented the Government of British Columbia’s 2008 Budget. The main theme of this year’s Budget is "Turning to the Future, Meeting the Challenge" and the focus is on the "challenge" of climate change.
27 Feb 2008
Making An Impact: Recent Developments In Environmental Assessment
In recent years many key environmental assessment cases have addressed the relationship between environmental assessment processes and the Crown’s obligations to aboriginal groups.
22 Feb 2008
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