The Ontario Energy Board will hold a public hearing
The Ontario Energy Board (OEB) will hold a public hearing to consider the application filed by EPCOR. During the hearing, which could be an oral or written hearing, we will question EPCOR on the request for a rate increase. We will also hear questions and arguments from individuals that have registered to participate (called intervenors) in the OEB’s hearing.
The OEB is an independent and impartial public agency. We make decisions that serve the public interest. Our goal is to promote a financially viable and efficient energy sector that provides you with reliable energy services at a reasonable cost.
Be informed and have your say
You have the right to information regarding this application and to be involved in the process.
- You can review
EPCOR’s application on the OEB’s website now
- You can file a letter with your comments, which will be considered during the hearing
- You can become an intervenor. As an intervenor you can ask questions about EPCOR's application and make arguments on whether the OEB should approve EPCOR's request. Apply by November 23, 2020 or the hearing will go ahead without you and you will not receive any further notice of the proceeding
- At the end of the process, you can review the OEB’s decision and its reasons on our website
The OEB will hear the application for the 2020 federal carbon charge (EB-2020-0076) and the current application, for the 2021 federal carbon charge (EB-2020-0231), jointly. Our file numbers for this case are
To learn more about this hearing, find instructions on how to file a letter with your comments or become an intervenor, or to access any document related to this case, please enter either of the file numbers EB-2020-0076 or EB-2020-0231 on the
OEB website. You can also phone our Public Information Centre at 1 (877) 632-2727 with any questions.
Oral vs. Written Hearings
There are two types of OEB hearings – oral and written. EPCOR has applied for a written hearing. The OEB is considering this request. If you think an oral hearing is needed, you can write to the OEB to explain why by November 23, 2020.
If you write a letter of comment, your name and the content of your letter will be put on the public record and the OEB website. However, your personal telephone number, home address and email address will be removed. If you are a business, all your information will remain public. If you apply to become an intervenor, all information will be public.
This rate hearing will be held under section 21(5) and section 36 of the Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998, S.O. 1998, c.15 Schedule B.