Proposal to amend O. Reg. 509/18 under the Electricity Act, 1998 ("Efficiency Regulation")
Regulation - LGIC
Bill or Act:
Electricity Act, 1998
Summary of Decision:
On January 29, 2021, O. Reg. 509/18, made under the Electricity Act, 1998 was amended to add five new products, to revise efficiency standards for televisions to harmonize with Natural Resources Canada, and to delay new standards for liquid-filled distribution transformers by two years.
Analysis of Regulatory Impact:
This amendment further harmonized Ontario's efficiency standards with DOE and NRCan. Harmonization of efficiency standards reduces red tape for manufacturers and helps ensure that Ontarians have access to a wide range of energy efficient products.
This amendment is not expected to impose any new administrative costs on businesses. All products in this amendment are either already subject to provincial or federal efficiency requirements, or expected to become subject to such requirements, and so will not be subject to any additional testing or certification requirements as a result of the amendment.
November 16, 2020
Summary of Proposal:
We want to further harmonize our efficiency standards with those of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) so we are proposing to add five new products to Ontario's product and appliance energy efficiency regulation, and to modify existing requirements for televisions to harmonize with NRCan.
January 29, 2021