Consultation: Modernizing the Ontario Energy Board (OEB)
Consultation status: Closed
From March 26 to May 7, 2018, we invited you to share your thoughts with the Ontario Energy Board Modernization Review Panel on how to modernize the role and structure of the OEB. Your feedback helped to inform the Panel’s final report, which details opportunities to strengthen the governance and operations of the OEB.
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The Ontario Energy Board (OEB) is Ontario’s independent energy sector regulator.
It is responsible for setting just and reasonable rates for some components of the electricity bill, setting rules for energy companies operating in Ontario, and filling a number of other roles in the energy sector.
To meet the challenges of a changing energy system in the future, Ontario will need to adapt regulations to new consumer demands and energy technologies.
The Ministry of Energy established the Ontario Energy Board Modernization Review Panel as a one-year advisory body, to consider the appropriate mandate, role and structure of a modern energy regulator. The Panel was composed of Chair Richard Dicerni as well as Panelists Cara Clairman and Bruce Campbell.
About the Panel
Mr. Dicerni started his career with the federal government in 1969. In the 1970s and 1980s, he held a number of executive positions in the federal public service including Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Health and Welfare; and Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet. In 1992, he joined the Ontario Government as Deputy Minister of Environment and Energy. In 1995, he assumed the position of Deputy Minister, Education and Training.
Mr. Dicerni served as President of Ontario Power Generation between 2003 and 2005.
He rejoined the Canadian Government as Deputy Minister of Industry where he served from 2006 to 2012. He was named Deputy Minister of Alberta Executive Council and Head of the Alberta Public Service on October 15, 2014 and served until April 16, 2016.
He was appointed to the Order of Canada in December 2017.
Cara Clairman is founder, President, and CEO of Plug'n Drive, a non-profit that is accelerating the deployment of electric vehicles (EVs) to maximize their environmental and economic benefits. Plug'n Drive is recognized as a leader in the EV space.
Ms. Clairman has more than 20 years of experience working in the environmental and sustainability fields, including 12 years working at Ontario Power Generation (OPG), initially as OPG's environmental lawyer and later in the role Vice President of Sustainable Development. In this role, she was responsible for oversight of OPG's environmental performance and the development and implementation of OPG's sustainable development policies and programs.
Bruce Campbell was President and Chief Executive Officer of Ontario’s Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) from May 2013 to June 2017. Mr. Campbell was instrumental in preparing Ontario’s power system for the integration of Ontario’s growing investment in renewable wind and solar generation. Under his direction, the IESO introduced innovative technologies such as storage into the power system and actively pursued more competitive, cost-effective solutions to meet future power needs.
Mr. Campbell also served on the North American Electric Reliability Corporation’s (NERC) Member Representative Committee and on the Council of Independent System Operators and Regional Transmission Organizations which supports sustainable and reliable electric power delivery to millions of consumers across the continent.