Distribution Sector Resilience, Responsiveness & Cost Efficiency

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Case number: EB-2023-0003

Launched: January 19, 2023

Sector: Electricity Distribution

Status: Active


On October 21, 2022, the Minister of Energy provided the OEB with a renewed letter of direction, outlining a number of priorities that we are expected to advance within the next year. One such priority is the expectation that the OEB provide its advice and proposals to improve electricity distribution sector resiliency, responsiveness and cost efficiency.

The letter describes the expectation of increased impacts on electricity systems arising from extreme weather events as a result of climate change. It points to a key role for the OEB in

Case number: EB-2023-0003

Launched: January 19, 2023

Sector: Electricity Distribution

Status: Active


On October 21, 2022, the Minister of Energy provided the OEB with a renewed letter of direction, outlining a number of priorities that we are expected to advance within the next year. One such priority is the expectation that the OEB provide its advice and proposals to improve electricity distribution sector resiliency, responsiveness and cost efficiency.

The letter describes the expectation of increased impacts on electricity systems arising from extreme weather events as a result of climate change. It points to a key role for the OEB in ensuring that utility services feature appropriate levels of reliability and resiliency for customers, that they make the right investments required to do so, and that they continue to respond to customers’ needs and deliver on public policy expectations, while aggressively pursuing efficiencies.

In response, the OEB is conducting research and gathering input from stakeholders that will contribute to a report for the Minister of Energy by June 30, 2023.


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    The OEB has launched a consultation to inform a report for the Minister of Energy regarding proposals to improve distribution sector resiliency, responsiveness and cost efficiency in response to the challenges posed by climate change. Read the letter here.

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