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Electrical Distribution Safety Regulation 22/04

The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services (MGCS) has approved amendments to the Electrical Distribution Safety Regulation 22/04 reporting requirements of serious electrical incidents by Local Distribution Companies (LDCs) to ESA and proposed changes to the definition of worker, investigation assistance, and force majeure.  MGCS has also taken this opportunity to make updates to ensure the regulation reference existing standards that LDCs are currently following.

To view the updated regulation (incl. amendments), please visit the Government of Ontario’s elaws website. These regulatory changes will come into effect on October 1, 2017.

n 2016, ESA held working groups and a public consultation to identify the impact of requirements for LDCs to report serious electrical incidents involving distribution assets.  The amendments reflect the outcomes of our consultation process with LDCs. All working group and consultation materials can be found below. ESA has also discussed the amendments to reference current standards at the Utility Advisory Council (UAC).  All UAC meeting minutes can be found on our website.

For background information on the consultation process, please visit the Ontario Government’s Regulatory Registry.


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Electrical Distribution Safety Regulation 22/04