Electricity E-news ~ May 28, 2021

This week FOCA learned of developments in the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) decision to eliminate the seasonal rate class of Hydro One customers.

Here are the updates:
Hydro One's Responses to Common Questions

In accordance with OEB Procedural Order No. 1 (EB-2020-0246), on April 26, 2021 Hydro One filed its written responses to common customer questions. The OEB has reviewed the responses and now has posted the responses (PDF, 9 pages) along with other information relevant to this matter on the OEB website.
Next Steps

On May 26, 2021, the OEB issued Procedural Order No. 2 (PDF, 16 pages) which summarizes the progress to date, and explains the next steps in this proceeding.

The OEB has made it clear in this Order that the purpose of the proceeding is not to revisit the elimination of the seasonal rates class; the OEB considers that decision final. There are only two issues that will be addressed in this proceeding:

  1. how to implement the decision to eliminate the seasonal class; and
  2. for those who will be experiencing rate increases of 10% or greater a year, what is the best approach to mitigating these increases, exclusive of maintaining the seasonal class.

Organizations or individuals who have been granted intervenor status in the proceeding (including FOCA) may now request from Hydro One by June 29, 2021 any further relevant information or documentation on these issues. Hydro One must respond to such requests by July 20, 2021, and file a written reply to the OEB by August 31, 2021.

FOCA's role

FOCA will remain engaged as an intervenor to ensure the implementation of the rate change happens as reasonably as possible.

We will continue to keep you updated through this e-news, and on our website: https://foca.on.ca/electricity-pricing/
Your role

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FOCA is the Federation of Ontario Cottagers' Associations,
the voice of the waterfront for nearly 60 years.
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