Current major applications

Here is a list of major rate applications from utilities. Also listed here are other applications that may be of interest to consumers, including applications from energy companies asking to change their service territory, to merge or amalgamate with another company or to construct electricity or natural gas infrastructure like wires and pipelines.

To view a full list of applications we're currently considering, visit our industry section.

There are 20 major applications before the Ontario Energy Board right now.
Ex. EB-2016-0003 or ‘Toronto Hydro’
  • Erie Thames Powerlines Corporation
EB-2017-0038

Erie Thames Power Lines Corporation has applied to the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) to increase typical residential electricity distribution rates by $2.70 per month. Other customers may also be affected.
    

Updated on: November 17, 2017
  • Hydro One Remote Communities Inc.
EB-2017-0051

Hydro One Remote Communities Inc. has applied to the Ontario Energy Board to raise its electricity rates effective May 1, 2018. If the application is approved:

Updated on: November 16, 2017
  • Sioux Lookout Hydro Inc.
EB-2017-0073

Sioux Lookout Hydro has applied to the Ontario Energy Board to increase typical residential electricity distribution rates by $5.76 per month. Other customers will also be affected.

Updated on: October 27, 2017
EB-2017-0182 / EB-2017-0194

Upper Canada Transmission, Inc. is asking the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) for permission to expand the electricity transmission network in the area between Wawa and Thunder Bay. This involves the construction of approximately 450 kilometres of 230 kilovolt electricity overhead transmission line connecting Wawa TS with Lakehead TS (the East-West Tie Line Project).

Hydro One Networks Inc. is asking the OEB for permission to upgrade the associated station facilities.

Updated on: October 13, 2017
EB-2017-0290

The Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO), in its capacity as the Smart Metering Entity, has applied to the Ontario Energy Board to reduce the Smart Metering Charge by 25%, from the current $0.79 per meter per month to $0.59 per meter per month, effective January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2022. If the application is approved a typical residential customer in Ontario will see a decrease of $0.20 per month in the Smart Metering Charge, which is included in the Regulatory Charges line of your electricity bill.

Updated on: October 5, 2017
  • Entegrus Powerlines Inc.
EB-2017-0212

St. Thomas Energy Inc. has applied to the Ontario Energy Board for approval to amalgamate with its parent, Ascent Group Inc. to form STE Amalco. Entegrus Inc. has applied to the Ontario Energy Board for leave to acquire the shares of STE Amalco in exchange for shares of Entegrus Inc., and to amalgamate STE Amalco with Entegrus Powerlines Inc. The amalgamated company will be called Entegrus Powerlines Inc. The applicants have also asked to transfer St. Thomas Energy Inc.’s current rate orders to the new company and to cancel St. Thomas Energy Inc.’s electricity distribution licence.

Updated on: September 23, 2017
  • Newmarket-Tay Power Distribution Ltd.
EB-2017-0269

Newmarket-Tay Power Distribution Ltd. has applied to the Ontario Energy Board for approval to purchase all of the shares of Midland Power Utility Corporation for $27,663,911 plus $200,000 for transaction costs and expenses. Newmarket-Tay Power Distribution Ltd. and Midland Power Utility Corporation intend to amalgamate upon completion of the share purchase. The applicants say that the costs of the purchase will not be funded by ratepayers and that the rates for the customers of Newmarket-Tay Power Distribution Ltd. and Midland Power Utility Corporation will remain separate until 2027.

Updated on: September 23, 2017
  • Hydro Hawkesbury Inc.
EB-2017-0048

Hydro Hawkesbury Inc. has applied to the Ontario Energy Board to raise its electricity distribution rates effective January 1, 2018. If the application is approved, a typical residential customer of Hydro Hawkesbury Inc. would see an increase of approximately $0.15 each month. Other customers, including businesses, may be affected as well.

Hydro Hawkesbury Inc. has also applied to change other charges, including an increase to the microFIT service charge. It is important to review the application carefully to determine whether you may be affected by these changes.

Updated on: October 16, 2017
  • Oshawa PUC Networks Inc.
EB-2017-0069

Oshawa PUC Networks Inc. has applied to the Ontario Energy Board to raise its electricity distribution rates for the years 2018 and 2019. If the application is approved, a typical Oshawa PUC customer, using 750 kWh would see the following increases, in each month, starting on January 1 in each of the years: 

  • 2018 - $0.81 
  • 2019 - $0.84

Other customers, including businesses, may also be affected. 

Updated on: September 23, 2017
EB-2017-0024

Alectra Utilities Corporation has applied to the Ontario Energy Board to change the electricity distribution rates it charges in its four rate zones:

Updated on: September 23, 2017
  • Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc.
EB-2017-0147

Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc. has applied to the Ontario Energy Board for approval to construct 37 kilometres of natural gas pipelines consisting of two segments: 1) The Sunderland Segment consists of 8 kilometres of 6 inch diameter pipeline starting in the community of Sunderland in the Township of Brock and connecting to Enbridge Gas’ existing pipeline at Farmstead Road in the City of Kawartha Lakes.

Updated on: September 23, 2017
  • Cooperative Hydro Embrun Inc.
EB-2017-0035

Cooperative Hydro Embrun Inc. has applied to the Ontario Energy Board to raise its electricity distribution rates effective January 1, 2018. If the application is approved, a typical residential customer of Cooperative Hydro Embrun Inc. would see an increase of approximately $8.18 per month. Other customers, including businesses, may also be affected.

Cooperative Hydro Embrun Inc. has also applied to change other charges, such as the microFIT charge. It is important to review the application carefully to determine whether you may be affected by these changes.

Updated on: October 16, 2017
  • Centre Wellington Hydro Ltd.
EB-2017-0032

Centre Wellington Hydro Ltd. has applied to the Ontario Energy Board to increase its electricity distribution rates effective January 1, 2018. If the application is approved, a typical residential customer of Centre Wellington Hydro Ltd. would see an increase of approximately $2.55 per month. Other customers, including businesses, may also be affected.

Updated on: October 16, 2017
  • Hydro One Networks Inc.
EB-2017-0049

Hydro One Networks Inc. has applied to the Ontario Energy Board to raise its electricity distribution rates effective January 1, 2018 and continuing each year for another 4 years, until December 31, 2022. If the application is approved, a typical residential customer of Hydro One Networks Inc., using 750 kWh per month, would see increases as set out in the table below: 

2018 an increase of $2.79 per month 
2019 an increase of $2.47 per month 
2020 an increase of $2.31 per month 
2021 an increase of $1.95 per month 
2022 an increase of $2.23 per month 

Updated on: October 16, 2017
  • EPCOR Southern Bruce Gas Inc.
EB-2016-0137

EPCOR Southern Bruce Gas Inc. has applied for approval of a natural gas franchise agreement with the Municipality of Arran-Elderslie, the Municipality of Kincardine and the Township of Huron-Kinloss. 

In this hearing, the Ontario Energy Board will consider issues related to granting natural gas franchises and certificates as part of a natural gas community expansion project.

Updated on: September 23, 2017
  • Five Nations Energy Inc.
EB-2016-0231

Five Nations Energy Inc. has applied to the Ontario Energy Board for approval to change the amount of revenue it will earn for 2016. If approved, this may result in minor changes to the transmission rates that are paid by all electricity ratepayers in Ontario. 

The Ontario Energy Board’s decision on this application may have an effect on all electricity consumers in Ontario. The cost of transmission is reflected in the delivery line on electricity bills.

Updated on: September 23, 2017
  • Hydro One Inc.
EB-2016-0276

Hydro One Inc., the owner of Hydro One Networks Inc. has applied to the Ontario Energy Board for approval to purchase all of the shares of Orillia Power Distribution Corporation for $41.3 million, consisting of a cash payment of $26.4 million and the assumption of Orillia Power Distribution Corporation’s $14.9 million debt. Hydro One Inc. says that ratepayers will not pay the transaction costs and premium for this purchase and that the rates for the customers of Hydro One Networks Inc. and Orillia Power Distribution Corporation will remain separate until 2027. 

Updated on: September 23, 2017
  • InnPower Corporation
EB-2016-0085

InnPower Corporation has applied to the Ontario Energy Board to raise its electricity distribution rates effective January 1, 2017. If the application is approved, a typical residential customer of InnPower Corporation would see an increase of approximately $10.69 per month. Customers in the commercial class (known as General Service 50 to 4,999 KW) would see an increase of approximately $238.73 per month. Other customers may also be affected. 

Updated on: October 16, 2017
  • Natural Resource Gas Limited
EB-2016-0236

Natural Resource Gas Limited has applied to the Ontario Energy Board in their current application to increase the amount it charges a typical residential customer by $8.90 per month starting October 1, 2016. Other customers, including businesses, may also be affected. 

Natural Resource Gas Limited has also applied to change certain retail service charges (connection, disconnection, transfer and other customer service charges). It is important to review the application carefully to determine whether you may be affected by these changes.
 

Updated on: September 23, 2017
  • Ontario Power Generation Inc.
EB-2016-0152

Ontario Power Generation Inc. has applied to the Ontario Energy Board with a plan to increase the amount it charges for the output of its nuclear generating facilities and most of its hydroelectric generating facilities in each of the five years beginning on January 1, 2017 and ending on December 31, 2021. If the Ontario Energy Board approved the application as filed, Ontario Power Generation has calculated that the monthly bill for the typical residential customer using 750 kWh of electricity per month would change by the following amounts: 

2017: -$1.29 

Updated on: September 23, 2017