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filed March 1, 2000 under Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998, S.O. 1998, c. 15, Sched. B

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made under the

Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998

Made: March 1, 2000
Filed: March 1, 2000

Amending O. Reg. 161/99

(Definitions and Exemptions)

1. Ontario Regulation 161/99 is amended by adding the following section:

4.1 (1) In this section,

“low–volume consumer” means a person who annually uses less than 150,000 kilowatt hours of electricity;

“municipal electric utility” means a municipal electric utility as defined in section 88 of the Electricity Act, 1998;

“subsidiary” has the same meaning as in the Business Corporations Act.

(2) Clause 57 (d) of the Act does not apply to a person that does not retail electricity to any low–volume consumers.

(3) Clause 57 (d) of the Act does not apply to a distributor that,

(a) is not a municipal electric utility; and

(b) is not a subsidiary of Ontario Hydro Services Company Inc.

(4) Clause 57 (d) of the Act does not apply to an affiliate of a distributor referred to in subsection (3).

(5) Subsections (3) and (4) do not apply to a distributor or an affiliate of a distributor if, after clause 57 (d) of the Act comes into force, the distributor or affiliate contracts with a low–volume consumer to sell electricity that is to be provided on or after the day subsection 26 (1) of the Electricity Act, 1998 comes into force.

(6) This section does not apply after June 30, 2000.