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 21 major applications before the Ontario Energy Board right now.
Ex. EB-2016-0003 or ‘Toronto Hydro’
  • Union Gas Limited
EB-2017-0118

Union Gas Limited applied to the Ontario Energy Board for approval to construct 600 metres of 16 inch diameter pipeline to reinforce the Panhandle Pipeline System in the City of Windsor, County of Essex.

Construction involves removing the existing 16 inch diameter pipeline and replacing it with a new 16 inch diameter pipeline to comply with current land use and population density design requirements.

Updated on: April 26, 2017
  • Natural Resource Gas Limited
EB-2016-0351

Natural Resource Gas Limited has applied for approval to: i) sell its natural gas distribution system to EPCOR Natural Gas Limited Partnership, ii) transfer the Certificates of Public Convenience and Necessity, franchise agreements and rate orders now held by Natural Resource Gas Limited to EPCOR Natural Gas Limited Partnership.

Updated on: April 12, 2017
EB-2016-0356

Hydro One Sault Ste. Marie LP (formerly Great Lakes Power Transmission LP) has applied to the Ontario Energy Board to increase the cost of using its transmission system. If the application is approved it would have minimal impact on the monthly cost of electricity for an average residential customer. 

Hydro One Sault Ste. Marie proposes to adjust the amount it will recover from electricity consumers by a revenue cap index consisting of inflation of 1.9%, adjusted by productivity and stretch factors of 0%. 

Updated on: March 17, 2017
EB-2016-0349

B2M Limited Partnership has applied to the Ontario Energy Board to increase the amount of revenue it will earn for 2017. If its application is approved it would have a minimal impact on the monthly cost of electricity for an average residential customer. 

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

Updated on: March 17, 2017
  • Henvey Inlet Wind LP
EB-2016-0310

Henvey Inlet Wind LP is asking the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) for permission to construct approximately 103 kilometres of 230 kilovolt electricity overhead transmission line and associated facilities. The transmission line would connect the company’s Henvey Inlet Wind Energy Centre to the provincial power grid.

Updated on: March 8, 2017
  • Hydro One Networks Inc.
EB-2016-0325

Hydro One Networks Inc. is asking the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) for permission to upgrade approximately 10 kilometres of 115 kilovolt electricity transmission line and related facilities and to expand the Runnymede Transformer Station. Hydro One Networks Inc.’s application says that the project will connect the Metrolinx Eglinton Crosstown Light Railway Transit system, supply the growing demand for electricity and increase the reliability of service in the west end of the City of Toronto. 

Updated on: February 23, 2017
  • Centre Wellington Hydro Ltd.
EB-2014-0221

Centre Wellington Hydro Ltd. has applied to the Ontario Energy Board for an order to amend the area where it is licensed to provide electricity distribution service to include lands presently in Hydro One Networks Inc.’s licensed service area.

Updated on: February 23, 2017
  • E.L.K. Energy Inc.
EB-2016-0066

E.L.K. Energy Inc. has applied to the Ontario Energy Board to raise its electricity distribution rates effective May 1, 2017. If the application is approved, a typical residential customer of E.L.K. Energy Inc. would see an increase of approximately $3.50 per month. Other customers, including businesses, may also be affected. 

Updated on: February 23, 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: February 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: March 17, 2017
  • Hydro One Inc.

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: February 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: February 23, 2017
  • Hydro One Networks Inc.
EB-2016-0160

Hydro One Networks Inc. has applied to the Ontario Energy Board to increase the cost of using its transmission system. If its application is approved, Hydro One has calculated that this will increase a typical residential customer’s monthly bill by $0.41 in 2017 and $0.48 in 2018. 

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

Updated on: February 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: February 23, 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: February 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: February 23, 2017
  • Welland Hydro-Electric System Corp.
EB-2016-0110

Welland Hydro Electric-System Corp. has applied to the Ontario Energy Board to raise its electricity distribution rates effective May 1, 2017. If the application is approved, a typical residential customer of Welland Hydro Electric-System Corp. would see an increase of approximately $1.61 per month. 
Other customers, including businesses, may also be affected. 

Updated on: February 23, 2017
  • Rideau St. Lawrence Distribution Inc.
EB-2015-0100

Rideau St. Lawrence Distribution Inc. 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 Rideau St. Lawrence Distribution Inc. would see an increase of approximately $3.78 per month. Other customers, including businesses, may also be affected. 

Updated on: February 16, 2017
  • Thunder Bay Hydro Electricity Distribution Inc.
EB-2016-0105

Thunder Bay Hydro Electricity Distribution Inc. has applied to the Ontario Energy Board to increase the amount it charges by $4.71 each month for the typical residential customer beginning on May 1, 2017. Other customers, including businesses, may be affected as well.

Updated on: February 16, 2017
  • Union Gas Limited
EB-2015-0179

Union Gas Limited has identified 30 pipeline projects that would connect 34 rural and remote communities in Ontario to natural gas. The total cost of these projects is approximately $150 million. 

Gas distributors are normally required by the Ontario Energy Board to meet certain financial viability tests (E.B.O. 188) before one or a group of pipeline projects is built. In general, these tests relate to balancing the costs of a project with the revenues that the project is expected to generate over time. 

Updated on: February 16, 2017
  • Union Gas Limited
  • Natural Resource Gas Limited
  • Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc.
EB-2016-0300

Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc. (EB-2016-0300), Union Gas Limited (EB-2016-0296) and Natural Resource Gas Limited (EB-2016-0330) have each applied for approval to recover the costs associated with their cap and trade compliance plans. The costs of the proposed plans would raise natural gas rates by $6 to $7 on average per month starting January 1, 2017 for residential customers. The exact amount of the increase will depend on the amount of gas you use and on your gas utility. Other customers, including businesses, may also be affected.

Updated on: April 19, 2017