Current major applications

Here is a list of current major applications from utilities that may be of interest to consumers including:

  • Requests to change electricity distribution, transmission or natural gas distribution rates
  • Requests to change corporate ownership structure, e.g. to merge with another company or to sell their assets (Mergers, Acquisitions, Amalgamations and Divestures, or MAADs)
  • Requests to construct electricity or natural gas infrastructure like wires or pipelines (Leave to Construct)

To view a full list of applications we're currently considering, visit Applications before the OEB. Find out more about the application process and how to participate in an OEB hearing.

View a timeline of procedural steps taken in major rates (pdf) and leave to construct (pdf) proceedings and use the Application Planning Tool to assist you with estimating the dates of these procedural steps.

There are 17 major applications before the Ontario Energy Board right now.
Ex. EB-2016-0003 or ‘Toronto Hydro’
  • Essex Powerlines Corporation
EB-2024-0022,EB-2024-0096

Essex Powerlines has applied to change its electricity distribution rates and to establish a new deferral account.
If the application is approved as filed, a typical residential customer and a typical general service customer of Essex Powerlines Corporation (Essex Powerlines) would see the following increase effective January 1, 2025:

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  • Tillsonburg Hydro Inc.
EB-2023-0053

Tillsonburg Hydro Inc. has applied to change its electricity distribution rates.
If the application is approved as filed, a typical residential customer and a typical general service customer of Tillsonburg Hydro Inc. would see the following increase:

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  • Centre Wellington Hydro Ltd.
EB-2024-0012

Centre Wellington Hydro Limited has applied to change its electricity distribution rates and other charges.

If the application is approved as filed, a typical residential customer and a typical general service customer of Centre Wellington Hydro Limited would see the following change effective January 1, 2025: 

Residential (750 kWh)($0.76) per month
General Service less than 50kW (2,000 kWh)($0.76) per month

 

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  • Festival Hydro Inc.
EB-2024-0023

Festival Hydro Inc. has applied to change its electricity distribution rates and other charges.

If the application is approved as filed, a typical residential customer and a typical general service customer of Festival Hydro Inc. would see the following change effective January 1, 2025: 

Residential (750 kWh) $7.09 per month
General Service less than 50kW (2,000 kWh)$4.11 per month

 

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  • Enbridge Gas Inc.
EB-2024-0111

Enbridge Gas has applied for approval of rates for the sale, distribution, transmission, and storage of gas commencing January 1, 2024. Enbridge Gas has also applied for approval of an incentive rate-making mechanism (IRM) for the years from 2025 to 2028. This is the first cost-based rate application for Enbridge Gas since the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) approved the amalgamation of Enbridge Gas Distribution and Union Gas.

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EB-2024-0063

The Ontario Energy Board (OEB) is commencing a hearing on its own motion to consider the methodology for determining the values of the cost of capital parameters and deemed capital structure to be used to set rates for electricity transmitters, electricity distributors, natural gas utilities, and Ontario Power Generation Inc. The methodology for determining the OEB’s prescribed interest rates and matters related to the OEB’s Cloud Computing Deferral Account will also be considered, including what type of interest rate, if any, should apply to this deferral account.

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  • Ontario Power Generation Inc.
EB-2023-0336

Ontario Power Generation Inc. has applied to dispose of the balances of certain deferral and variance accounts and for changes relating to impacts from the Independent Electricity System Operator’s Market Renewal Program on prescribed generating facilities.

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  • Enbridge Gas Inc.
EB-2023-0343

Enbridge Gas Inc. (the applicant) has applied for approval:

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  • Ottawa River Power Corporation
EB-2023-0047

Ottawa River Power Corporation has applied to change its electricity distribution rates, effective May 1, 2024.

The application also seeks to establish new rate riders to dispose of regulatory deferral and variance accounts (including material adjustments) and to establish a new account. The application includes a refund to customers of over-collected global adjustment.

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  • Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited
EB-2023-0195

Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited has applied to the Ontario Energy Board with a plan to set the amount it charges for electricity distribution in each of the five years beginning on January 1, 2025 and ending on December 31, 2029. Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited is also applying to clear several deferral and variance accounts by rate riders in each of these years. As part of this application, Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited has proposed a rate-setting formula and related elements that would set its distribution rates over this period.

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  • Enbridge Gas Inc.
EB-2023-0201

Enbridge Gas Inc. has applied to construct natural gas pipelines in the Townships of Admaston/Bromley, North Algona Wilberforce and Bonnechere Valley, in Renfrew County

Enbridge Gas Inc. (the applicant) has applied for approval of/to:

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  • Enbridge Gas Inc.
EB-2023-0261

Enbridge Gas Inc. has applied to construct natural gas pipelines in the community of Neustadt, within the Municipality of West Grey.

Enbridge Gas Inc. (the applicant) has applied for approval of/to:

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  • Enbridge Gas Inc.
EB-2023-0200

Enbridge Gas Inc. has applied to the Ontario Energy Board for an order granting leave to construct natural gas pipelines in the community of Sandford, within the Township of Uxbridge. The pipelines consist of approximately 4.9 kilometres of Nominal Pipe Size (NPS) 2-inch polyethylene (PE) distribution pipeline and approximately 8.4 kilometres of NPS 4-inch PE distribution pipeline. Enbridge Gas Inc. is also proposing to construct ancillary facilities. The location of the proposed pipelines is shown in the map.

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  • Enbridge Gas Inc.
EB-2022-0200

Enbridge Gas has applied for approval of rates for the sale, distribution, transmission, and storage of gas commencing January 1, 2024. Enbridge Gas has also applied for approval of an incentive rate-making mechanism (IRM) for the years from 2025 to 2028. This is the first cost-based rate application for Enbridge Gas since the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) approved the amalgamation of Enbridge Gas Distribution and Union Gas.

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EB-2021-0243, EB-2022-0325

The Ontario Energy Board (OEB) is commencing Phase 2 of a hearing on its own motion to consider various issues related to Ontario’s Uniform Transmission Rates (UTRs). These issues have been identified in the years since Ontario’s UTR framework was established in Hydro One’s first rate application proceeding in 2000, and implemented in 2002 following the opening of Ontario’s electricity market.

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