Electricity wholesaler licence

Section 57(e) of the Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998 provides that no person is permitted to purchase electricity or ancillary services in the IESO-administered markets or directly from a generator without a licence. Section 57(f) of the Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998 provides that no person is permitted to sell electricity or ancillary services through the IESO-administered markets or directly to another person, other than a consumer, without a licence.

If you are interested in applying for an electricity wholesaler 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 wholesaler licence;
    OR
  • $200 for applicants applying to renew their electricity wholesaler 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 wholesaler is $800.

Licensees must comply with 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 wholesaler licence, please use the following link for more information about applications for licence amendments.