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The Efficiency Manitoba Act

S.M. 2017, c. 18

Bill 19, 2 nd Session, 41st Legislature

The Efficiency Manitoba Act

PART 1
PURPOSE AND DEFINITIONS
1 Purpose of this Act
2 Definitions
PART 2
MANDATE AND POWERS
3 (1) Efficiency Manitoba established
(2) Corporations Act does not apply
(3) Crown agent
4 (1) Mandate
(2) Related activities
(3) Considerations in fulfilling mandate
5 Participation of public entities
6 (1) Powers of Efficiency Manitoba
(2) General powers
(3) Power re additional undertakings
PART 3
SAVINGS TARGETS AND EFFICIENCY PLANS
SAVINGS TARGETS
7 (1) Initial savings targets
(2) Targets are cumulative
(3) Calculating net savings
8 Savings targets after first 15 years
EFFICIENCY PLANS
9 Efficiency plans
10 Plans to be submitted to PUB
11 (1) Review and recommendation by PUB
(2) Manitoba Hydro entitled to be heard
(3) Timing of PUB review
(4) Mandatory considerations
(5) Optional recommendations
12 (1) Ministerial approval
(2) Actions if plan referred back to Efficiency Manitoba
(3) Directions to be made public
(4) Approved plan must be implemented
(5) Adjustments under approved plan
13 (1) Efficiency Manitoba may subcontract
(2) No relief from responsibility
ON-METER EFFICIENCY PROGRAMS
14 (1) Definitions
(2) On-meter efficiency programs
(3) Water efficiency and conservation measures
(4) Program criteria, terms and conditions
(5) Monthly charge continues for term of agreement
(6) Who pays monthly charge
(7) Collection of monthly charge
(8) Monthly charge not subject to PUB approval
15 Notice of agreement to be registered in L.T.O.
ASSESSMENT OF RESULTS
16 (1) Independent assessment
(2) Access to information
(3) Report to be given to PUB and made public
(4) Fees and expenses
(5) PUB recommendations
(6) Minister may issue directives
(7) Publication and scope of directives
PUB RESPONSIBILITIES
17 (1) Application of Public Utilities Board Act
(2) Regulations
PART 4
ROLE OF MANITOBA HYDRO
18 (1) Hydro to support Efficiency Manitoba's activities
(2) Manitoba Hydro to provide funding
(3) No cost responsibility for expanded mandate
(4) Funding is authorized
(5) Conflict with Manitoba Hydro Act
19 (1) Requirements re loan and financing programs
(2) Billing and collection services
(3) Collection of billings
(4) Material included with Hydro bills
PART 5
GENERAL PROVISIONS
ORGANIZATIONAL MATTERS
20 Duty of board
21 (1) Number of directors
(2) Board expertise
(3) Term of office
(4) Terms to be staggered
(5) Appointment continues
22 (1) Chair and vice-chair
(2) Function of vice-chair
23 Ineligibility for appointment
24 (1) Remuneration of directors
(2) Public reporting
(3) Minister may issue guidelines
25 Quorum
26 (1) By-laws
(2) Policies for procurement and contracts for services
STAKEHOLDER COMMITTEE
27 (1) Stakeholder committee
(2) Committee expertise
(3) Role of the committee
(4) Administration
FINANCIAL AND BUSINESS MATTERS
28 Financial records and systems
29 Annual budget
30 Sale of assets prohibited
31 Audit
32 (1) Annual report
(2) Meaning of "plan year"
33 Tabling annual report in Assembly
INFORMATION REQUIREMENTS
34 (1) Efficiency Manitoba may collect information
(2) Types of information
(3) Duty to provide information
(4) Confidentiality
35 (1) Access to information or data banks
(2) Arrangement must protect information
(3) Settling a dispute
(4) Effect of order
36 (1) Limits on personal information
(2) Duty to adopt security safeguards
CONTINUATION OF THE AFFORDABLE ENERGY FUND
37 (1) Meaning of "fund"
(2) Affordable energy fund continued
(3) Regulations re: fund
REGULATIONS
38 (1) Regulations — savings targets
(2) Minister's recommendations
39 Regulations — general
40 (1) Regulations — demand-side management of other resources
(2) Regulations — savings targets for other resources
(3) Content of regulation under this section
(4) Application of Public Utilities Board Act
(5) Efficiency plan may address demand for electrical power
PART 6
TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS AND CONSEQUENTIAL AMENDMENTS
TRANSITIONAL
41 Funding of the transition and start-up costs
42 (1) Interim CEO
(2) Term
43 Transitional regulations
44 Transitional — on-meter efficiency improvements program
CONSEQUENTIAL AMENDMENTS
45 Consequential amendment, C.C.S.M. c. C336
(6) Manitoba Hydro
46 Consequential amendment, C.C.S.M. c. H190
47 Consequential amendment, C.C.S.M. c. R30
48 Consequential amendments, C.C.S.M. c. R119
PART 7
REPEAL, C.C.S.M. REFERENCE AND COMING INTO FORCE
49 Repeal
50 C.C.S.M. reference
51 (1) Coming into force
(2) Coming into force — section 42