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Regulatory Essentials for LDC Executives & Directors

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Course Summary:

The Ontario electricity sector continues to undergo significant regulatory change, placing ever increasing pressure on LDC executives and members of LDC Boards of Directors to ensure that regulatory strategy is integrated into overall business solutions. This one-day course provides a practical understanding of the major regulatory issues, the related risks and responsibilities, as well as an opportunity to network with industry peers about strategic solutions.

Course Outline:

The following topics will be covered:
  • Overview of economic regulation in Ontario (e.g.: revenue requirement, Ontario Energy Board (OEB) operations and powers, compliance and enforcement)
  • Renewed Regulatory Framework (RRF) and the changing regulatory environment (e.g.: increased regulatory focus on planning and operations, governance, and performance outcomes)
  • Productivity and RRF expectations for LDC performance measurement and continuous improvement
  • Incentive Regulation Mechanism, rate setting, regulatory process and strategy
  • LDC risks and responsibilities in an evolving regulatory environment
  • Good governance in the current regulatory environment
  • Sector transformation: emerging trends, risks, and opportunities for LDCs
  • An open forum discussion to network about issues and strategic solutions
Course content is tailored to address the needs of executives and board directors faced with major regulatory issues. It will include the latest information on the changing regulatory requirements.

The interactive format will include presentation and plenary discussion as well as separate breakout groups for LDC executives and board directors to further focus on the topics most relevant to their respective roles.

Who Should Attend?

This one-day course is designed for executives and board directors of local distribution companies in the Ontario electricity sector. Enrolment is limited to those with significant leadership roles or governance responsibilities in order to focus the classroom discussion on the issues facing LDC executives and boards and thereby generate the most value to participants.

LDC regulatory staff and those interested in more in-depth topic coverage are encouraged to enrol in the Regulatory Specialist Certificate Program.

Course Length:  1 day 

Cost: $1,125 + HST 2020 | $1,195 +HST 2021
Includes materials, breakfast, lunch, and
refreshment breaks.

Novotel Toronto Vaughan Center Hotel, 200 Bass Pro Mills Drive, Vaughan, ON, L4K 0B9.

Accommodation: is the responsibility of the individual registrant, and is not included in course fees.

Reservations: To book your guest room reservation; please contact the Novotel Toronto Vaughan Centre’s Reservation department directly at 905.660.0212 or via e-mail at  When booking your stay, please mention you are with The MEARIE Group. A preferred corporate rate of $149.00 CAN per night has been negotiated.

Course Dates and Registration:

CourseBegin DateEnd DateRegistration
Regulatory Essentials For LDC Executives & Directors5/5/20205/5/2020 REGISTER
Regulatory Essentials For LDC Executives & Directors11/12/202011/12/2020 REGISTER
Regulatory Essentials For LDC Executives & Directors5/4/20215/4/2021 REGISTER