In June, the Cobourg Taxpayers Association (CTA) applied to be a designated intervenor in the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) hearings with regards to Lakefront Utilities seeking approval for changes to the rates charged for electricity distribution, to be effective January 1, 2017. Lakefront Utilities Inc. (Lakefront Utilities) filed a complete cost of service application with the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) on April 29, 2016 under section 78 of the Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998, S.O. 1998, c. 15, (Schedule B), seeking approval for changes to the rates that Lakefront Utilities charges for electricity distribution, effective January 1, 2017.
A Notice of Hearing (Notice) was issued on June 6, 2016. Each of the CTA, Energy Probe Research Foundation (Energy Probe) and the Vulnerable Energy Consumers Coalition (VECC) applied for intervenor status.
The CTA, Energy Probe and VECC were approved as intervenors.
Intervenors are interested groups or individuals who participate actively in the proceeding either by submitting evidence, arguments or interrogatories (written questions) or by cross-examining a witness or witnesses at an oral hearing. These provide a forum for individuals or groups of individuals who may be affected by the Board’s rulings to express their views to the Board and to participate meaningfully in the Board’s decision-making process.
This effort will help us to remove the shroud of secrecy from Holdco’s dealings.
10/31/2016 Update: Lakefront Utilities responds to CTA request to OEB to refinance their $7,000,000 demand note:
October 28, 2016 response from Lakefront Utilities
10/19/2016 Update: CTA requests OEB to refinance their $7,000,000 demand note at rates of between 2.4% and 3.09%. to benefit Lakefront Utilities & its customers: October 17, 2016 CTA submission
09/02/2016 Update: John Hill talks to Paul Pagnuelo (CTA) & Ceiran Bishop (OEB) on Lakefront Utilities application for a rate increase. Podcast of the broadcast below at end of article
08/27/2016 Update: Lakefront Utilities responses to CTA questions, and follow up questions/responses:
7/22/2016 Update: Bryan Lambert was on “Week in Review” discussing CTA registering as an intervenor. Podcast of the broadcast below.
Week in Review – John Hill discussing with Bryan Lambert on CTA registering as an intervenor
Week in Review – John Hill talks to Paul Pagnuelo (CTA) & Ceiran Bishop (OEB) on Lakefront Utilities application for a rate increase.
Week in Review – Bryan Lambert & Ken Strauss on Lakefront Utilities application for a rate increase.