The Ontario Energy Board (OEB) has been asked to provide the Minister of Energy with advice on the role of the OEB affordable, reliable, and sustainable energy system for Ontarians. The PWU supports the Government’s Direction to the OEB as they reflect the PWU’s previous recommendations to the Ministry for Energy. The urgency to make improvements to Ontario’s energy planning framework is evident. Ontario’s future approach should include: transparent and accountable, integrated governance and planning of the electricity and natural gas systems; OEB oversight of the IESO’s planning and resource acquisition activities; OEB provision of expert advice to the government; and, evidence-based benefit/cost analyses that support integrated energy system planning, including environmental, societal and economic considerations.
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