OEB Innovation Sandbox Challenge

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Introduction

The OEB is holding an Innovation Sandbox Challenge, a one-time opportunity to provide $1.5 million and regulatory guidance to support innovative projects. The funding comes from administrative monetary penalties collected by the OEB regarding compliance matters.

The Challenge is in response to stakeholder feedback during the OEB’s consultation to renew the Innovation Sandbox that related to the need for funding for innovation. The consultation culminated in the launch of OEB Innovation Sandbox 2.0 in January 2022.

What is the Innovation Sandbox Challenge?

The Innovation Sandbox Challenge is an opportunity for innovators in Ontario to submit proposals for solutions that advance the energy sector’s understanding of how innovation can benefit consumers.

Proposal submissions will be accepted during a dedicated intake window in 2023 and will be evaluated against each other by an evaluation committee using publicly available evaluation criteria. Rather than an open invitation for innovative projects, the Innovation Sandbox Challenge will support projects addressing a specific theme(s).

Introduction

The OEB is holding an Innovation Sandbox Challenge, a one-time opportunity to provide $1.5 million and regulatory guidance to support innovative projects. The funding comes from administrative monetary penalties collected by the OEB regarding compliance matters.

The Challenge is in response to stakeholder feedback during the OEB’s consultation to renew the Innovation Sandbox that related to the need for funding for innovation. The consultation culminated in the launch of OEB Innovation Sandbox 2.0 in January 2022.

What is the Innovation Sandbox Challenge?

The Innovation Sandbox Challenge is an opportunity for innovators in Ontario to submit proposals for solutions that advance the energy sector’s understanding of how innovation can benefit consumers.

Proposal submissions will be accepted during a dedicated intake window in 2023 and will be evaluated against each other by an evaluation committee using publicly available evaluation criteria. Rather than an open invitation for innovative projects, the Innovation Sandbox Challenge will support projects addressing a specific theme(s).

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