OEB Proposes Transmission System Code Amendments for Connecting Generation Facilities that Form Part of Renewable Resource Clusters

    TORONTO, Oct. 29 /CNW/ - Today, the Ontario Energy Board (Board) released
a Notice of Proposal asking for written comments on proposed amendments to the
Transmission System Code (the Code) regarding cost responsibility associated
with the transmission connection of generation facilities that form part of
renewable resource clusters.
    The proposed changes are intended to promote implementation of the
government's policy objectives by facilitating the timely and economically
efficient connection of generation faciliites within renewable resource
clusters in a manner that does not create undue risk for ratepayers.
    The proposed approach would actively engage transmitters in the design,
development and construction of transmission facilities (referred to as
"enabler" facilities) that may be needed to connect generation facilities that
form part of a renewable resource cluster. At the same time, each generator in
the cluster that connects to the "enabler" facility would be responsible for
paying a proportional share of the costs of the facility.
    Interested parties are invited to submit written comments on the proposed
amendments by December 1, 2008.

    The Ontario Energy Board regulates the province's electricity and natural
gas sectors in the public interest. It envisions a viable and efficient energy
sector with informed consumers, and works towards this vision through
regulatory processes that are effective, fair and transparent.
    For more information on the Board, please visit our website at
www.oeb.gov.on.ca or contact the Consumer Relations Centre at 416-314-2455 or
toll-free at 1-877-632-2727.

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For further information:

For further information: Paul Crawford, Ontario Energy Board, (416)
440-7607; Vanda Wall, Ontario Energy Board, (416) 440-8149

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