O. Reg. 215/07: EXEMPTION: COMPLIANCE WITH SECTION 144 OF THE ACT
filed May 25, 2007 under Electricity Act, 1998, S.O. 1998, c. 15, Sched. ASkip to content
ONTARIO REGULATION 215/07
made under the
ELECTRICITY ACT, 1998
Made: May 16, 2007
Filed: May 25, 2007
Published on e-Laws: May 25, 2007
Printed in The Ontario Gazette: June 9, 2007
EXEMPTION: COMPLIANCE WITH SECTION 144 OF THE ACT
1. In this Regulation,
“municipal standby generation facility” means a generation facility that is owned or operated by a municipal corporation, or an agent of a municipal corporation, for the purposes of providing standby power to a municipal property or facility which normally receives electricity service from a distributor.
Exemption, section 144
2. (1) Despite section 144 of the Act, a municipal corporation may generate electricity using a municipal standby generation facility if the criteria set out in this section are satisfied.
(2) A municipal corporation may generate electricity using a municipal standby generation facility if the generation facility complies with all requirements under the Environmental Assessment Act and the Environmental Protection Act that apply to the generation facility or to the class of generation facilities to which the generation facility belongs and one of the following conditions is satisfied:
1. The IESO-controlled grid has entered or it is anticipated that it is about to enter an emergency operating state in accordance with section 2.3 of Chapter 5 of the Market Rules.
2. The voltage at the service connection point at the generation facility is less than 88 per cent or more than 106 per cent of the nominal supply voltage.
3. The frequency at the service connection point at the generation facility is less than 90 per cent or more than 110 per cent of the nominal supply frequency.
4. The generation facility is being operated for maintenance or testing purposes for periods totalling 60 hours or less in any calendar year.
(3) If a municipality’s municipal standby generation facility is being operated under a condition listed in paragraph 1, 2 or 3 of subsection (2), the municipal corporation shall cease generating electricity using the generation facility as soon as reasonably practical after the condition ceases to exist.
Exemption, Regional Municipality of York
3. (1) Despite section 144 of the Act and subject to subsection (2), The Regional Municipality of York, for a period of not more than three years beginning from the day this Regulation is filed, may generate up to eight megawatts of electricity from the generation facility located at the Aurora Pumping Station pursuant to the adoption by the Council of The Regional Municipality of York of the recommendations contained in Report No. 3 of the Finance and Administration Committee, as amended, at the Council Meeting of March 29, 2007, which Report is available at the website maintained by The Regional Municipality of York.
(2) The exemption set out in this section applies only if the generation facility located at the Aurora Pumping Station complies with all requirements under the Environmental Assessment Act and the Environmental Protection Act that apply to it or to the class of generation facilities to which it belongs.
(3) The Minister may require that The Regional Municipality of York provide such information and reports as the Minister requires within the time and in the manner specified by the Minister.
4. For the purposes of sections 2 and 3, a municipality may generate electricity using a municipal standby generation facility other than through a corporation incorporated under the Business Corporations Act.
5. This Regulation comes into force of the day it is filed.