The Board is of the view that, given the current metering infrastructure and pricing environment, it is appropriate to ... require a distributor to install a MIST [Metering Inside the Settlement Timeframe] meter on any installation that is forecast by the distributor to have a monthly average peak demand during a calendar year of over 50 kW.The comments the OEB has received on the proposal are informative - as is the omission of comments from a couple of well-paid government organizations that should have an opinion.
This is, I assume, a complex subject - particularly for people under the impression all of Ontario's electricity consumers already have "smart" meters.
The OEB proposal addresses, for better or worse, a gap in policy.
Essentially all residential consumers should now have "smart" meters reporting through designed protocols and networks. According to the most recent OEB Annual Yearbook of Electricity Distributors, about 90% of all customers fall into the residential category, but they don't account for even 30% of overall demand.