Energy policy initiatives

Find out how we develop regulatory policies to meet emerging challenges in the energy sector.
About us

As Ontario’s independent energy regulator, we develop policy that contributes to a sustainable and reliable energy sector and protects consumers. The Minister of Energy also calls on us to implement special requirements – called directives – and to provide expert and impartial advice on important policy initiatives.

How we develop new policies

When we develop new policies, we engage energy companies, energy-related agencies, public interest groups and consumers. Some of our practices include:

  • Stakeholder meetings and working groups
  • Public consultations and meetings with Indigenous Communities
  • Review of practices in other provinces or countries
  • Research