Distribution Sector Resilience, Responsiveness & Cost Efficiency

The OEB has published the report it provided to the Minister of Energy in June 2023.

The report responds to the Minister of Energy’s Letter of Direction (October 2022), which outlines the expectation of increased impacts on electricity systems arising from extreme weather events due to climate change. The Letter of Direction points to a key role for the OEB in ensuring that utility services feature appropriate levels of reliability and resiliency for customers, that utilities make the right investments required to do so, and that they continue to respond to customers’ needs and deliver on public policy expectations

The OEB has published the report it provided to the Minister of Energy in June 2023.

The report responds to the Minister of Energy’s Letter of Direction (October 2022), which outlines the expectation of increased impacts on electricity systems arising from extreme weather events due to climate change. The Letter of Direction points to a key role for the OEB in ensuring that utility services feature appropriate levels of reliability and resiliency for customers, that utilities 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 prepared a report entitled, “Improving Distribution Sector Resilience, Responsiveness and Cost Efficiency,” which was developed in consultation with stakeholders. The report outlines advice and proposals which reflect on current and anticipated future extreme weather impacts, best practices in climate change resilience, and options to enhance organizational capacity through efficiency measures.

The OEB will engage stakeholders on its plans and approaches to the development and implementation of the proposals identified in the 2023 Letter of Direction as a priority in the new year.

Read the report here.

  • Report Published

    The OEB has published its report to the minister, entitled, “Improving Distribution Sector Resilience, Responsiveness and Cost Efficiency.” The report was prepared in response to the Minister of Energy’s Letter of Direction (October 2022) and submitted to the minister in June 2023. With input from sector stakeholders, the report outlines advice and proposals which reflect on current and anticipated future extreme weather impacts, best practices in climate change resilience, and options to enhance organizational capacity through efficiency measures.

    The OEB will engage stakeholders on its plans and approaches to the development and implementation of the proposals identified in the 2023 Letter of Direction as a priority in the new year.

  • Report Submitted

    In response to the Minister of Energy’s Letter of Direction (October 2022), the OEB has submitted its report, entitled “Improving Distribution Sector Resilience, Responsiveness and Cost Efficiency,” describing advice and proposals which reflect on current and anticipated future extreme weather impacts, best practices in climate change resilience, and options to enhance organizational capacity through efficiency measures. We are grateful to our stakeholders for their participation as we developed our advice, and welcome feedback and next steps from the Minister.

  • Consultation Launched

    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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