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Smart Metering Entity (SME) Licence Order Working Group

In its January 26, 2016 Order, the Ontario Energy Board required "…that the Smart Metering Entity shall, effective January 1, 2017, collect the following information associated with each meter (modified where necessary to sufficiently render it non-personal information):

a. The postal code.

b. The distributor rate class.

c. The commodity rate class.

d. Occupant change data."

The OEB also required the Smart Metering Entity to prepare implementation plans to be included with its next application for a licence renewal (Fall 2016) to address the collection of this additional information and with respect to third party access to this enhanced SME data, including an assessment of the cost implications.

The OEB will be launching a policy review to determine the best regulatory mechanisms, such as the amendment of the SME licence and corresponding amendments to the LDC licences, to ensure that the SME has adequate information to carry out its mandate.

Pursuant to the OEB rate order, the IESO will need to work with stakeholders to meet an ambitious timeline. The IESO is proposing to achieve these objectives by establishing a Working Group to include a broad selection of LDCs across the province. Representatives from the Ontario Energy Board (OEB), the Ministry of Energy (MoE), the Electricity Distributors Association (EDA), the IESO and potentially others will also participate in meetings, as observers. Other organizations will be involved in a consultative capacity, such as the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario (IPC).  The Working Group will consider how to involve broader audiences throughout the life of the project.

Furthermore, the IESO will leverage the work and recommendations from other initiatives, such as the Foundation Stakeholder Engagement to inform certain project deliverables, such as the implementation plan with respect to third party access.

Terms of Reference

Working Group Meetings and Materials

​Date Agenda/Minutes ​Supporting Materials
​December 15, 2016
​November 29, 2016
​November 15, 2016
​Status Updated Webinar
​October 27, 2016
​September 8, 2016
​July 28, 2016
​July 14, 2016
​June 24, 2016
​June 13, 2016
​June 6, 2016
​May 5, 2016 Status Update Webinar
​April 28, 2016
​April 12, 2016
​March 21, 2016