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, Northern Development and Mines 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
Have your say
The policies we develop for the energy sector can have a direct impact on households and small business owners throughout the province. So we’re providing opportunities for those who may be affected to have your say. It’s important to consider your views so that we can better understand the implications of our work.