Electricity transmission licence

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.

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.