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OPG Hydroelectric Incentive Rate-setting (2017-2021) - RFPOEBOPGHRIS02262016



  Reference Number 359863
  Solicitation Number RFPOEBOPGHRIS02262016
  Organization Name Ontario Energy Board
  Source ID PV.BD.ON.463551.C74658
  Associated Components Yes


  Published 2016-02-26
  Revised 2016-03-11
  Closing 2016-03-21 03:00 PM Eastern Daylight Saving Time EDT


  Category Energy
S: Utilities
  Region of Delivery Ontario
  Region of Opportunity Canada
  Agreement Type Open Bidding (OB)
  Tender Type Request for Proposal (RFP)
  Estimated Value
  Solicitation Method Open
  Pre-bid Meeting Not Applicable
  Site Visit Not Applicable
  Bid Security Required No
  Deadline for Bidders' Questions 2016-03-04
  Deadline for issuing Addenda 2016-03-10

Notice Description

  OPG Hydroelectric Incentive Rate-setting (2017-2021) - RFPOEBOPGHRIS02262016

Section 78.1 of the OEB Act and O. Reg. 53/05 set out the OEB's authority to set payment amounts for OPG, including the form, methodology, assumptions and calculations used in setting payment amounts.

The OEB's objective of implementing an incentive regime was identified in the OEB's report EB-2006-0064, A Regulatory Methodology for Setting Payment Amounts for the Prescribed Generation Assets of Ontario Power Generation Inc., issued prior to the first OPG payment amounts proceeding. As noted in the EB-2006-0064 report, the OEB recognized that cost of service was required prior to the incentive regime to set base payment amounts and to allow for a review of OPG's financial and cost information.

Subsequently, there have been three cost of service proceedings, as well as an OEB consultation on incentive rate-setting (IR) for OPG which resulted in the EB-2012-0340 OEB report, Incentive Rate-making for Ontario Power Generation's Prescribed Generation Assets. The EB-2012-0340 report set out the next steps toward establishing hydroelectric IR and multi-year cost of service for the nuclear business.

From December 2014 to February 2015, OPG held a series of stakeholder information sessions regarding its plans to file a hydroelectric IR application and a multi-year nuclear cost of service application. OPG proposed IR for 2016-2020 for the hydroelectric business using base payment amounts established in the EB-2013-0321 payment amounts proceeding for 2014-2015. OPG proposed total factor productivity and inflation factors based on the analysis of its consultant, London Economics International (LEI). Later in 2015, OPG decided to delay the filing

In February 2016, OPG held a stakeholder session. The hydroelectric and nuclear applications for the period 2017-2021 are expected to be filed in April 2016. The hydroelectric application will consist of a 2017 rebasing followed by four years of IR adjustment.

To retain an IR expert who will review OPG's 2017-2021 hydroelectric IR application, specifically:
•    the analysis of total factor productivity trends conducted by LEI, which forms the basis for the proposed productivity factor of the IR plan
•    the parameters of the proposed IR plan, including the inflation factor, stretch factor, and other factors such as deadbands, off-ramps and Z-factors

Full details are provided in the RFP document which is available only through MERX at or 1-800-964-6379, MERX reference number 359863.

Submissions will be received as follows:

Date: March 21, 2016
Time: Before 3:00:00pm (Toronto local time)

Proposals are to be submitted at the following address:

Ontario Energy Board (“OEB”)
2300 Yonge Street, 27th Floor
Toronto, ON M4P 1E4

Attention: Catherine Torrese Benyi, Procurement Specialist

The reception area on the 27th Floor is open from Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Toronto local time).


Deadline for Bidders' Questions: March 4, 2016
Deadline for issuing Addenda:     March 10, 2016



Contracting Authority

  Name Catherine Torrese Benyi
  Address 2300 Yonge Street - 27th Floor, P.O. Box 2319

  City Toronto
  State / Province ON
  Country Canada
  Postal Code M4P 1E4
  Phone 416-440-7657
  Fax 416-440-7671
  Website URL

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