This page identifies any leave to construct applications for priority transmission projects currently in process at the OEB.
Section 92 of the Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998 (Act) requires transmitters and distributors to obtain approval from the OEB for the construction, expansion, or reinforcement of electricity transmission and distribution lines or interconnections.
Section 96 (1) of the Act sets out that after the OEB considers an application under section 92, if it is of the opinion that the construction, expansion or reinforcement of the proposed work is in the public interest, it shall make an order granting leave to carry out the work.
Under section 96.1 (1) of the Act, the Lieutenant Governor in Council may make an order declaring that the construction, expansion or reinforcement of an electricity transmission line specified in the order is needed as a priority project. Even if a transmission line is declared to be a priority project, OEB approval to build the line under section 92 of the Act is still required. However, in these cases the OEB must accept that the project is needed when forming its opinion under section 96 of the Act.
Current Applications for Priority Transmission Projects
There are currently no leave to construct applications before the OEB for approval to build a transmission line that has been declared to be a priority project under section 96.1 of the Act.