Fred Cass has practiced in the energy and energy regulatory field for over 30 years and he has developed deep expertise and knowledge in this area. He is actively sought by participants in regulatory proceedings to provide advice with regard to policy and strategy. He has appeared at all levels of the Ontario courts, at the Supreme Court of Canada and before the Ontario Energy Board in a wide variety of proceedings, including rate cases, facilities cases, system expansion cases and generic hearings. In addition to his extensive experience in cases before the Ontario Energy Board, Fred has also appeared as counsel before the National Energy Board.
Fred is a contributor to energyinsider.ca, a blog which features commentary, analysis and news from A&B’s energy regulatory lawyers.
Electricity Distributors AssociationOntario Energy AssociationThe Osgoode Society
LL.B., University of Toronto, 1978
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Co-author with Ron W. Clark and Scott A. Stoll of Ontario Energy Law: Electricity, LexisNexis Canada, December 2012.
Author of Canadian Green Energy Law and Policy, Carswell, March 2012.
Author of The Law of Releases in Canada, Canada Law Book, 2006.
Co-author with Atkinson and Longo of Discovery: Law, Practice and Procedure in Ontario, Carswell, 1993.
Ontario Energy Board Natural Gas-Electricity Interface Review generic proceeding
Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc. rate cases for 2006 and 2007 (in progress) before the Ontario Energy Board
Ontario Power Authority revenue requirement cases for 2006 and 2007 (pending) before the Ontario Energy Board
Ontario Energy Board proceeding to consider CDM activities by electricity LDCs
Advice to New Brunswick Power Distribution and Customer Service Corporation in connection with “Disco’s” first rates application to the New Brunswick PUB
ENERGY EXPERIENCE - REGULATORYRate and toll cases, acting for both applicant and intervenor and including experience with a variety of rate making methodologies, such as cost of service, rate escalation and performance-based regulation
Utility mergers and unbundling
Major facilities cases, acting for both applicant and intervenor and including transmission, distribution, system reinforcement and system expansion applications
Expropriation of transmission easement
Natural gas storage cases, acting for both applicant and intervenor and including designation of gas storage areas, granting of leave to inject, store and withdraw, determination of compensation for storage rights, approval of storage contracts and approval of well drilling in designated storage areas
Utility franchise cases, acting for both applicant and intervenor
Unitization and compulsory pooling matters
ENERGY EXPERIENCE - LITIGATIONLitigation of a variety of energy-related issues
Stated cases regarding questions of law and jurisdiction arising in regulatory proceedings
Judicial review and appeals of regulatory orders