Regulatory amendments required to align with the Budget 2014 amendments to the Electricity Act, 1998 and the Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998; and other matters.

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Electricity Act, 1998
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The following regulations were amended:
Electricity Act, 1998
a. Definitions and Exemptions (O. Reg. 160/99)
b. Smart Metering Entity (O. Reg 393/07)
c. Integrated Power System Plan (O. Reg. 424/04)
d. Ontario Power Authority Procurement Process (O. Reg 426/04)
e. Adjustments Under Sec. 25.33 of the Act (O. Reg 429/04)
f. Payments Re. Sec 25.33 of the Act (O. Reg 430/04)
g. Procurement Contracts (O. Reg 431/07)
h. The IESO (O. Reg 610/98)

Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998
i. Assessment of Expenses and Expenditures (O. Reg. 16/08)
j. Definitions and Exemptions (O. Reg. 161/99)

Capital Investment Plan Act, 1998
k. Public Bodies (O. Reg. 632/94)

Ontario Disability Support Program Act, 1997
l. General (O.Reg. 222/98)

Ontario Works Act, 1997
m. General (O.Reg. 134/98)

Public Sector Expenses Review Act, 2009
n. General (O.Reg. 440/09)

Environmental Assessment Act
o. Designation and Exemption of Integrated Power System Plan (O. Reg. 276/06)

The majority of the amendments replaced references to the OPA with the IESO or deleted references to the OPA.

The following regulations were revoked:
Electricity Act, 1998
a. Ontario Power Authority - Eligible Investments and Borrowing (O. Reg. 423/04)
b. Additional Objects of the OPA (O. Reg. 143/14)
c. Additional Objects of the IESO (O. Reg 452/06)
d. The OPA (O. Reg. 422/04)
e. IESO Board of Directors (O. Reg. 425/04)

Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998
f. Prescribed Contracts Re. Sections 78.3 and 78.4 of the Act (O. Reg. 578/05)

Two new regulations under the Electricity Act, 1998 were created:
a. Other Objects, IESO (O. Reg. 288/14 - replacing O. Reg 143/14 and O. Reg 452/06)
b. IESO: Eligible Investments and Borrowing (O. Reg. 280/14 - replacing O. Reg. 423/04)

The Ministry of Energy also amended the Designation of Goods, Services and Technologies regulation (O. Reg. 97/08) made under the Green Energy Act, 2009 (GEA) as the regulation contained an incorrect cross-r
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OPA/IESO Merger Implementation

Effective January 1, 2015, the Electricity Act, 1998 and the Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998 were amended to amalgamate the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) and Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) into one organization continued as the IESO. As a result of the amalgamation, certain regulations were amended, revoked or put in place to align with the legislation.

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Effective Date:
January 1, 2015