Electricity storage licence

An electricity storage licence enables the licensee to generate electricity or provide ancillary services for sale through the IESO-administered markets or directly to another person; purchase electricity or ancillary services in the IESO-administered markets or directly from a generator; and sell electricity or ancillary services through the IESO-administered markets or directly to another person, other than a consumer.

There are certain exemptions from the requirement to hold an electricity storage licence. One of those exemptions is that a person who owns or operates one or more facilities each with a total name plate capacity of 500 kilowatts or less is exempt from the need to obtain an electricity storage licence.

If you are interested in applying for an electricity storage 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. The applicant is encouraged to complete the application form electronically and file it along with any attachments, by e-mail to: Registrar@oeb.ca.  The applicant must also send, to the Ontario Energy Board (OEB), two paper copies of the completed and signed application form, along with two paper copies of the 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 OEB, the applicant must submit a non-refundable application fee of:

  • $100 for an applicant with a name plate capacity of 10.0 megawatts or less;
    OR
  • $1000 for an applicant with a name plate capacity of more than 10.0 megawatts;
    OR
  • $200 for an applicant with a name plate capacity of more than 10.0 megawatts applying to renew its electricity storage licence and has paid its annual registration fee.

Unless exempt, a licensee must pay an annual registration fee for every year of its licence. For licensees with a capacity of more than 10.0 megawatts, there is an annual registration fee of $800.  For licensees with a capacity of 10.0 megawatts or less, there is no annual registration fee.

Electricity Storage