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Cost of Service Re-basing (Module 2)

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MEARIE'S Regulatory Specialist Certificate program is unique in the province.  It begins with a review of the principles of economic regulation, building up to an in-depth understanding of how and why regulation is implemented in Ontario using case studies on specialized topics.  The program is provided in three discrete two-day modules.  It will be of interest to staff from all functional areas and levels of the organization, as well as to those interested in pursuing a career in the energy sector.  The three modules are:

  Introduction to Economic Regulation (Module 1)
  Cost of Service Re-basing (Module 2)
  Advanced Regulatory Topics (Module 3)

Participants can register for one or more of the two-day modules, and those who successfully complete all three modules will receive MEARIE's Regulatory Specialist Certificate.

Course Summary:

This two-day module is designed to provide a thorough overview of cost of service applications. Participants will review the interests and expectations of intervenors and Ontario Energy Board (OEB) staff through a focused review of Cost of Service (COS) applications. Topics will include Load Forecasting, Cost Allocation and Rate Design, Chapter 5 Filing Requirements and other areas of interest related to current minimum filing requirements. Throughout this module, the role of written evidence, numerical data, diagrams and special studies will be reviewed and discussed. The facilitators will highlight the practical aspects of the OEB processes using examples drawn from applications and provide “lessons learned” through their experiences in navigating the regulatory processes. 

Course Outline: 

The following topics will be covered: 

  • Cost of Service Applications: Filing Requirements, 

    • Operating Expenses (OM&A) and Capital Investments, 

    • Load Forecast (including CDM adjustment) and the Revenue Requirement, 

    • Cost Allocation and Rate Design, 

    • Deferral and Variance Accounts 

  • The session will also provide participants with some of the soft skills that are so important when dealing with regulatory issues, such as explaining the “story” or “narrative” behind the LDC and the application, and targeting key messages to stakeholders, ratepayers and Board staff. 

Who Should Attend?       
This course is designed for staff from all functional areas and levels of the organization, as well as to those interested in pursuing a career in the energy sector. It is beneficial to complete Module 1 but it is not a prerequisite.

Course Length: 

2 days  


$1,895 + HST 2020 | $1,995 + HST 2021
Includes materials, assessment tools, breakfast, lunch, and
refreshment breaks.


Novotel Hotel Training Facility

Course Dates and Registration:

Contact David Ainslie to express your interest.
CourseBegin DateEnd DateRegistration
Cost Of Service Re-basing: Module 25/19/20215/20/2021 REGISTER