The Ontario Energy Board consists of Board members who are appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council. Together they bring significant experience in a range of disciplines including engineering, economics, accounting and law.
July 14, 2020 - As part of its process to modernize the Ontario Energy Board, the province is recommending the appointment of Susanna Zagar as the OEB’s new Chief Executive Officer and Lynne Anderson as the OEB’s new Chief Commissioner. Ontario also recommended initial appointments under the new governance structure, and reappointed a number of current OEB Board members. This new governance structure would come into effect upon proclamation of the amendments under Schedule 2 of the Fixing the Hydro Mess Act, 2019 in Fall 2020. For more information, visit Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines.
January 31, 2020 - The Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines today announced the appointment of Richard Dicerni as Special Advisor at the Ontario Energy Board to support the organization’s transition to a new governance structure. The announcement is part of the government’s plan to strengthen trust and transparency in Ontario’s energy sector. For more information visit Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines.
The Chair and two Vice-Chairs are responsible for overseeing the management and operations of the Board. They make up the Management Committee.
Board members decide utilities’ requests for approval of changes including rate applications. Many applications are decided through a court-like process where utilities make their case in a hearing.
As Ontario’s independent energy regulator, we have key priorities and by delivering on them, we ensure the following outcomes:
- Consumers have a reliable energy supply at a reasonable cost, and understand what they’re paying for
- Energy utilities operate as efficiently as possible, while making cost-effective investments that reflect consumer needs and provide more choice
- Ontario is well-prepared for the future with a strong, stable energy distribution system