The Ontario Energy Board (OEB) has completed two initiatives related to the Green Energy Act that promote connecting renewable resources efficiently and protect ratepayers.
The first initiative amends the distribution system code (DSC) to ensure viable generation projects – in particular, renewable generation – are connected in a timely manner.
The second initiative amends the retail settlement code and the DSC to simplify the payment procedures for generation facilities that qualify under the Ontario Power Authority's feed-in-tariff program to obtain energy from renewable energy sources.
Both sets of amendments are now in effect.
According to the OEB, these initiatives are part of a series of steps the board is undertaking to facilitate the connection of renewable generation in Ontario in a timely manner. They will provide the framework for appropriate and reliable electricity infrastructure development consistent with the OEB's goals, including its new objectives under the Green Energy Act, according to the board.
SOURCE: Ontario Energy Board