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The Fair Hydro Act, 2017 came into effect on June 1, 2017

Welcome to our new website

A big part of our job as Ontario’s independent energy regulator is providing information and tools to consumers. We want to help you better understand the system that you rely on, and pay for, and help you make informed decisions about energy.

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More power to you

The Ontario Energy Board has created rules to protect Ontario’s energy consumers like never before. Find out more about the many ways we are empowering you to manage your energy needs.

More power to you
Cap and Trade

The Ontario government’s cap and trade program, which is intended to reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions in the province, came into effect on Jan. 1, 2017 and will impact the monthly bills of natural gas customers across the province.

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See how Ontario’s electricity rates stack up

We’re not the most expensive jurisdiction in North America. Ontarians generally pay higher electricity rates than other Canadians but less than many of our American neighbours including residents of Ohio, Michigan and New York.


Speeches and presentations

EDA Annual General Meeting

March 27, 2017
by Rosemarie T. Leclair, Chair and CEO


EDA Annual General Meeting

March 1, 2016
by Rosemarie T. Leclair, Chair and CEO


APPrO Conference 2015

November 17, 2015
by Rosemarie T. Leclair, Chair and CEO


EDA Georgian Bay District Meeting

September 17, 2015
by Rosemarie T. Leclair, Chair and CEO


World Forum on Energy Regulation VI

May 25, 2015
by Ken Quesnelle, Vice-Chair


Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs

May 20, 2015
by Rosemarie T. Leclair, Chair and CEO


CAMPUT Conference 2015

May 12, 2015
by Rosemarie T. Leclair, Chair and CEO


Toronto Region Board of Trade

December 3, 2014
by Rosemarie T. Leclair, Chair and CEO


Ontario Energy Network

April 28, 2014
by Rosemarie T. Leclair, Chair and CEO


Northwinds 10th Annual Electricity Invitational Forum

January 29, 2014
by Rosemarie T. Leclair, Chair and CEO

Media contact

Telephone: 416-544-5171

Media releases

The Ontario Energy Board (OEB) today announced that electricity prices will go down on July 1. These reductions flow from the government’s Fair Hydro Plan, and apply to different customers in different ways depending on how they buy their electricity.

The Ontario Energy Board (OEB) is warning consumers to beware of telephone and door-to-door sales people claiming to represent the OEB and requesting permission to enter their homes. The OEB does not engage and is not involved in any type of sales activity.

A Consumer Charter that sets out the key rights and responsibilities of Ontario’s residential energy consumers in a single, easily understood document for the first time, was released today by the Ontario Energy Board (OEB).

Electricity consumers across the province should be aware of important changes that start on May 1, including increased support for lower income bill payers and lower time-of-use prices for all consumers.

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