Proposed changes to the National Energy Board Electricity Regulations

On 6 July 2012, the Government of Canada enacted the Jobs, Growth and Long-term Prosperity Act which made amendments to parts of the National Energy Board Act (Act) that affect the National Energy Board’s (NEB or Board) export and import framework. As a result of these changes, on 11 July 2012 the Board issued an Update of the Electricity Memorandum of Guidance to Interested Parties Concerning Full Implementation of the September 1988 Canadian Electricity Policy (2012 MOG Update). The 2012 MOG Update advised interested parties of the changes to the Act and provided guidance to electricity export applicants until such time as the Board had completed a review and update of the Board’s export and import regulatory framework.

In order to make changes to the NEB’s export and import regulatory framework as it pertains to electricity exports, as well as to the filing requirements for IPL permit applications, the Board is proposing amendments to the National Energy Board Electricity Regulations. The proposed amendments can be found below. Please note that as part of changes to the NEB’s export and import regulatory framework the Board is also proposing amendments to the National Energy Board Export and Import Reporting Regulations that may impact electricity exporters. Those amendments can be found here.

The Board received the letters below during the public comment period which ended on 18 October 2013. The comments posted here are not the views or opinions of the National Energy Board. The comments are posted in the language in which they were submitted.

If you have any questions regarding the proposed amendments or the consultation process please contact Suchaet Bhardwaj at suchaet.bhardwaj@neb-one.gc.ca or 403-299-2746.

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