Proposal to amend O.Reg. 509/18 (Energy and Water Efficiency - Appliances and Products) under the Electricity Act, 1998 ("Efficiency Regulation")

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Bill or Act:
Electricity Act, 1998
Summary of Decision:
On June 25, 2020, O.Reg. 509/18, made under the Electricity Act, 1998 was amended to harmonize Ontario's efficiency standards for nine products with Natural Resources Canada, and to increase efficiency requirements for one product to align with Ontario Building Code minimum requirements.
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Proposal Number:
Posting Date:
November 19, 2019
Summary of Proposal:
This proposal would support further harmonization of Ontario's efficiency standards with NRCan and bring residential windows standards up to minimum levels required by the Ontario Building Code. Harmonization of Ontario's standards with NRCan reduces red tape for manufacturers and helps ensure that Ontarians have access to a wide range of efficient products.

The proposed amendment would also support reducing the environmental impact of energy use and encouraging energy conservation by increasing the efficiency of regulated products sold or leased in Ontario, thus reducing the consumption of fossil fuels and the release of pollutants to the environment.
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Effective Date:
July 1, 2020