OEB hosts conference on DERs

As part of its launch of two new regulatory proceedings, the Ontario Energy Board invited market participants and concerned parties to a conference on Distributed Energy Resources (DERs). Interest was unusually high for a regulatory consultation, attracting more than 100 participants. In order to accommodate all the parties who wished to make presentations, Board staff extended the timeline for the conference from two to three days.

          The three day conference took place from September 16 through 18. For details, readers may visit the OEB website where transcripts, presentations and related consultant reports are freely available. A summary of APPrO’s presentation is included in the article “APPrO comments at the OEB Stakeholder Conference on DERs” elsewhere in this issue of IPPSO FACTO, and the powerpoint is available at this location. The post-event summary report prepared by StrategyCorp is available on the Board website at this location.

          Presentations were made by:

Advanced Energy Management Alliance

Alectra Utilities

Association of Power Producers of Ontario

Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters

Canadian Solar Industries Association

City of Ottawa

Distributed Resource Coalition

Electric Vehicle Society

Electricity Distributors Association

Electricity Distributors Association Vision Paper

Enbridge Gas

Energy Probe

Energy Storage Canada

Environmental Defence

EPCOR Utilities

Hydro One Networks

Hydro Ottawa

Independent System Electricity Operator

Industrial Gas Users Association

Infrastructure Energy

London Hydro

Niagara-on-the-Lake Hydro

Ontario Energy Association

Ontario Home Builders’ Association

Ontario Power Generation

Pollution Probe

School Energy Coalition

Toronto Hydro-Electric System

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