Section 57(b) of the Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998 provides that no person is permitted to own or operate a transmission system without a licence.
If you are interested in applying for an electricity transmission licence or if you would like to renew your licence, refer to the link below and download an application form. A sample licence is available for viewing by clicking the link below. Complete and mail two copies of the application form to the Board, along with any required attachments and a cheque or money order in Canadian funds made payable to the Ontario Energy Board.
For each licence application filed with the Board, the applicant must submit a non-refundable application fee of:
- $1000 for applicants applying for a new electricity transmitter licence;
- $200 for applicants applying to renew their electricity transmitter licence and have paid their annual registration fee.
A licensee must pay an annual registration fee for every year of its licence. The annual registration fee for an electricity transmitter is $800.
- Application Form (pdf)
- Sample Licence (pdf)
- Streamlined Electricity Transmission Licence Renewal Application Form (docx)
Licensees must comply with the Board's Transmission System Code, Affiliate Relationships Code for Electricity Distributors and Transmitters, and all other conditions set out in their licence.
For a list of active licensees and a list of current applicants, click on the links below:
If you require an amendment to your electricity transmission licence, please use the following link for more information about applications for licence amendments.