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O. Reg. 153/07: Smart Meters: Discretionary Metering Activity and Procurement Principles

filed April 10, 2007 under Electricity Act, 1998, S.O. 1998, c. 15, Sched. A

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ontario regulation 153/07

made under the

Electricity Act, 1998

Made: March 28, 2007
 Filed: April 10, 2007
Published on e-Laws: April 11, 2007
Printed in The Ontario Gazette: April 28, 2007

Amending O. Reg. 427/06

(Smart Meters: Discretionary Metering Activity and Procurement Principles)

1. (1) Paragraphs 1 and 2 of subsection 1 (1) of Ontario Regulation 427/06 are revoked and the following substituted:

1. Metering activities conducted pursuant to the distributor’s Conservation and Demand Management Plan approved by a Board order referenced as RP - 2004 - 0203, including pursuant to a reallocation of funds within an approved Conservation and Demand Management Plan as authorized by the Board order approving the Conservation and Demand Management Plan or that is otherwise approved by the Board.

2. If not otherwise authorized by this subsection, a distributor may utilize funds to conduct metering activities that are for the purpose of testing smart meter technology if,

i. the distributor has the prior approval of the Board, and

ii. the funds that are utilized were collected pursuant to the Board’s approval to include capital and operating costs related to smart meters in distributors’ revenue requirements for 2006, as set out in the Board’s Generic Issues decision, dated March 21, 2006 and referenced as RP - 2005 - 0020, as is incorporated into each distributor’s 2006 electricity distribution rate order provided by the Board pursuant to section 78 of the Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998

(2) Subsection 1 (2) of the Regulation is amended by striking out “other than the activities referenced in paragraph 1 of subsection (1)”.

(3) Section 1 of the Regulation is amended by adding the following subsection:

(2.1) Despite subsection (2), the meters, metering equipment, systems and technology and any associated equipment, systems and technologies used in relation to activities authorized as discretionary metering activities in paragraph 1 of subsection (1) that were conducted before the day this subsection comes into force are not required to comply with the criteria and requirements adopted in Ontario Regulation 425/06 (Criteria and Requirements for Meters and Metering Equipment, Systems and Technology) made under the Act.

(4) Subsection 1 (3) of the Regulation is amended by striking out “paragraph 1” and substituting “paragraphs 1 and 2”.

2. Subsection 2 (4) of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(4) The Minister or the Board may on notice require that a distributor provide to the Minister or the Board, as the case may be,

(a) information relating to the procurement or installation of smart meters, metering equipment, systems and technology and any associated equipment, systems and technologies, including information concerning pricing, contractual arrangements, and status of installations; and

(b) information relating to a procurement, which information was obtained or developed during the procurement, including information concerning the selection of the successful bidder.