In 2010 CAMPUT released a benchmarking study which examines some of the options available for using benchmarking as a regulatory tool in Canada.
CAMPUT retained two independent consulting companies which worked jointly on the study report – First Quartile Consulting, LLC, of El Segundo, California, and Elenchus Research Associates, Inc., of Toronto, Ontario. In completing the study, the researchers consulted extensively with electric utilities and energy regulators in Canada.
In the report, entitled “CAMPUT Benchmarking for Regulatory Purposes,” the consultants examine potential uses of benchmarking for regulatory purposes in Canada, as well as issues and concerns around the use of benchmarking. The report includes a set of metrics which might be used by Canadian regulators to facilitate cross-jurisdictional comparisons among utilities.
CAMPUT provided the study to its member boards and commissions for their consideration. Individual boards and commissions will determine the degree to which the recommendations are implemented within their jurisdictions.