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Director's Amendments to the OESC

NOTIFICATION: Official Director's Order making amendments to the Ontario Electrical Safety Code 2012 25th Edition regarding the Connection Authorization for Licensed Distributor and Licensed Generator Owned/ Operated Generation Facilities

ESA, as the regulator of electrical safety in Ontario, is constantly reviewing the current electrical safety requirements to ensure the regulatory framework continues to provide the appropriate balance between the need to ensure safety while supporting modernization and eliminating unnecessary encumbrance on industry. ESA identified an inconsistency between the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) Distribution System Code (DSC) and the Ontario Electrical Safety Code with respect to generation facilities. ESA recognizes the need to align both the OEB and ESA’s rules in order to provide consistency in the marketplace. To address this issue, ESA has made an amendment to the Ontario Electrical Safety Code to Ensure Alignment between the OESC and the Distribution System Code.

These changes are effective August 6, 2013.

For complete details of the consequential amendment to the OESC, please refer to the Director’s Order.

Questions can be directed to ESA at OESC2012@electricalsafety.on.ca.