Long-Term Energy Plan Frequency
Bill or Act:
Electricity Act, 1998
Summary of Decision:
On September 1st, 2017, Ontario filed O. Reg. 355/17 Long-Term Energy Plans.
The Ministry of Energy posted the regulation proposal under the Electricity Act, 1998 on the Environmental Registry on July 07, 2017.
The proposal specified that the government will issue at least one long-term energy plan within three years of:
1. the Minister of Energy approving all implementation plans submitted as part of the last long-term energy plan; or
2. the last long-term energy plan if no implementation plans were required as part of the last plan.
The regulation took effect on September 1, 2017. A link to the official regulation is provided in the "Additional Information" section of this notice.
July 7, 2017
Summary of Proposal:
The Energy Statute Law and Amendment Act came into force on July 1, 2016. This legislation made changes to the Electricity Act, 1998 (the Act) that enshrined a long-term energy planning process.
Subsection 25.29 (1) of the Act states that the Minister of Energy will issue a long-term energy plan at least once during each period prescribed by the regulations. A new regulation is required to specify this period.
The first long-term energy plan will be released, subject to Cabinet approval, within three months of the proposed regulation coming into force.
Each ensuing long-term energy plan will be released within three year of either i) the Minister of Energy's approval of all implementation plans submitted under the previous plan; or ii) the issuance date of the previous long-term energy plan, if no implementation plans were required as part of the previous plan.
The Ministry of Energy anticipates the next long-term energy plan will be released in the late summer of 2017.
September 1, 2017