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RBO & Wiring Fees

ESA recently held a stakeholder consultation on wiring fees under Risk-based Oversight (RBO) and other updates to fees charged for notifications to do work under the Ontario Electrical Safety Code when RBO goes live in early 2020.  ESA is not increasing existing fees as published in its fee guide.

The consultation ran from June 5, 2019 to July 5, 2019. The feedback received and ESA’s response can be found in the document below.

2020 RBO Fees and Fee Guide Consultation - Stakeholder Feedback and ESA Response

ESA is now taking this feedback into account while considering final RBO and wiring fee updates. Stakeholders will be notified of final fees well in advance of a 2020 implementation date.

ESA truly appreciates the interest and engagement of our stakeholders. We sincerely thank all the individuals and organizations for providing feedback.

 

Five-Year Corporate Strategy 2021-2025

ESA held a public consultation on the organization’s next five-year strategy: 2021-2025. The consultation provided a backgrounder on the new strategy and how it was developed, a one-page infographic of the proposed strategy for the coming five years, specific questions on the strategy, and a form to provide answers to these questions.

The consultation ran from July 9, 2019 to August 9, 2019. ESA sought feedback on ESA’s new purpose statement, a new strategic pillar and a conceptual tool named the “harm lifecycle” for prioritizing electrical related harms. ESA received over 30 comments from 23 respondents that included licensed electrical contractors (LECs), Master Electricians (MEs), LDCs, representatives from other regulatory authorities and product manufacturers. In large part, the comments received were encouraging, optimistic and positive about ESA’s outlook and direction for the next five years.

We have grouped the comments and response in to three major themes and corresponding response. The themes are:

    1. Commitment to Ontario Regulation 22/04
    2. Improving Communication with Licensed Electrical Contractors; and
    3. Clarity of Strategic Plan
Commitment to Ontario Regulation 22/04
Comment (Theme) ESA Response
ESA may be losing sight of its commitment to Ontario Regulation 22/04 for Electrical Distribution Safety, and focussing solely on licensed electrical contractors and the underground economy ESA assures the Local Distribution Companies (LDCs) that ESA’s efforts will remain constant and that the focus on Regulation 22/04 has not been lost.  The partnerships between ESA, the LDCs and industry associations is more important than ever.  ESA will continue to build on these partnerships for many years to come.

 

Improving Communication with Licensed Electrical Contractors
Comment (Theme) ESA Response
Tactical suggestions regarding how ESA operationalizes communications with contractors and the quality of inspections.  For example, ESA received a suggestion that inspectors text contractors to advise if they are attending an inspection.  ESA will review and consider these practical suggestions when developing specific activity plans for each of the pillars within the strategy

 

Clarity of Strategic Plan
Comment (Theme) ESA Response
Clarify the purpose statement, the pillars and the harm lifecycle.  There is an opportunity for ESA to update the document so it considers those who are less familiar with ESA.  These comments are all valuable and ESA is considering how to edit the documentation to incorporate them. 

 

ESA truly appreciates the interest and engagement of our stakeholders. We sincerely thank all the individuals and organizations for providing these valuable contributions to ESA’s next five-year strategy.

 

Past Consultations

Consultation/Working Group Date
Five-Year Corporate Strategy - Background August 2019
2020 RBO and Wiring Fees July 2019
MGCS 570/05 Licensing of Electrical Contractors and Master Electricians April 2019
Ontario Electrical Safety Code (OESC) 27th Edition April 2018
Licensing of Electrical Contractors and Master Electricians (Regulation 570/05) April 2017
Electrical Distribution Safety Regulation 22/04 April 2017
2017 Wiring Fee Adjustment July 2016
Exploring an Amendment to the Electrical Distribution Safety Regulation July 2016
Five-Year Licensing Renewal January 2016
Public Electrical Safety Awareness Survey November 2015
2015 Community Powerline Safety Summit June 2015
2016 Wiring Fee Adjustment June 2015
Public Electrical Safety Measure on LDC Scorecard March 2015 
Ontario Electrical Safety Code (OESC) 26th Edition March 2015
2015 Wiring Fee Adjustment July 2014
Harm Reduction Strategy 2.0 August 2014
2013/2014 Changes to Wiring Services Fees and Licensing Fees October 2012    
Proposed changes to Rule 2-005 - 2012  August 2011
Proposed Ontario Technical Amendments - 2012 August 2011 

 

2020 RBO Fees and Fee Guide Update Consultation - Stakeholder Feedback and ESA Response