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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.

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.

Energy Consumer Protection Act, 2010

Have you ever had someone knock on your door and ask you questions about your energy habits, how much you pay for energy each month, or ask you to show them your latest electricity or natural gas bill?


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

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Media releases

Support for lower-income electricity consumers will increase by 50 per cent and more consumers will be eligible for assistance under changes to the Ontario Electricity Support Program (OESP), which take effect May 1, 2017.

The Ontario Energy Board (OEB) today announced that households and small businesses that buy their electricity from their local utility will see their electricity prices go down starting May 1. This will benefit more than 90% of the electricity customers in Ontario.

The OEB has issued a Decision and Order amending the licences of all Ontario electricity distributors to ban the disconnection of residential consumers for the period through April 30, 2017, and to require that disconnected homes be reconnected as soon as possible at no charge. This Decision and Order follows the passage of the Protecting Vulnerable Energy Consumers Act, 2017 by the Ontario Legislature on February 22, 2017.

Following a review of the Energy Consumer Protection Act, 2010, the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) recommended several new measures to strengthen consumer protection.

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