Ontario Energy Law: Electricity
Regulation of the Ontario electricity system has evolved over the last one hundred years, and continues to do so at an ever-increasing pace. The industry today, which serves over 4.7 million electricity consumers, is inextricably linked to government and government policy on the economy, the environment, and First Nations; for many in the industry, getting a grasp on the legislative and regulatory framework can be a convoluted exercise. Written by three energy law experts, this book takes an incredibly complex subject area and makes it easily understandable to people who are involved in the industry. This well-organized, handy reference guide provides background on the dynamics between government, regulators and regulated entities to enable readers to understand the way electricity is regulated in Ontario.
- Provides a practical analysis regarding the significance of certain legal provisions related to the field of electricity, whether they occur in contracts, statutes or board decisions.
- Focuses on the importance of key legislative provisions and why they are relevant to certain players in the electricity field.
- Simplifies complex industry rules and regulations, making them understandable to the reader. For instance, the IESO Market Rules and interpretations consist of thousands of pages of materials written in technical jargon; this book condenses those materials to retain the meaning, but delivers them in a way that people can get through and understand.
- Describes the evolution of Ontario's electricity sector due to changing government policies.
- Summarizes the different ways in which Ontario procures new electricity generation facilities from the private sector.
Benefits For The Reader
- The book provides a useful summary of the important issues and policies at play, and provides references to source materials for people who need to dig deeper on a given issue.
- Makes references to relevant government policy objectives, so that lawyers can understand the principles and key points that will be at play and will be important to most clients.
- Unlike other books on energy law, this book focuses specifically on electricity, and delves deeply into this subject matter. For instance, it deals with electricity procurement contracts at a level that other books have not done.
Who Should Read This Book
- Private practitioners involved in energy law can advise clients on the rules and regulations pertaining to Ontario energy legislation, particularly with regards to the generation, transmission, distribution and retailing of electricity.
- In-house counsel who work at an energy or natural resources company are able to advise their employer on compliance with Ontario energy laws.
- Utilities, retailers and generators can use this book as a reference tool for their consultants, engineers, and accountants.
Table of contents
Chapter 1: An Introduction to Ontario's Electricity Industry
Chapter 2: Governmental Jurisdiction over Electricity
Chapter 3: Federal Involvement
Chapter 4: Generation
Chapter 5: Electricity Markets and System Operation
Chapter 6: Distribution
Chapter 7: Transmission
Chapter 8: Conservation and Demand Management
Chapter 9: Compliance and Enforcement