News from Ontario Energy Board
The Ontario Energy Board is the regulator of Ontario's natural gas and electricity industries. The Board also provides advice on energy matters referred to it by the Minister of Energy and the Minister of Natural Resources.More information
Measures that came into force on January 1 include a ban on door-to-door energy retailers signing you up for an energy contract while they are at your home.
The Ontario Energy Board says the OESP application and approval process doesn't require a home visit, and OEB staff don't conduct home audits, check furnaces, or install equipment.
A new program beginning in 2016 will reduce the electricity bills of low-income customers.
The OESP is designed to lower electricity bills through an on-bill credit. Starting January 1, 2016, eligible consumers will receive an on-bill credit of between $30 and $50 a month.
If you are a customer of an electric utility and in a lower income home, you may qualify for a reduction on your electricity bill through the Ontario Electricity Support Program (OESP).
A number of special programs are available in Ontario from the Ontario Energy Board to help low-income energy consumers. You need to meet certain criteria to qualify for these programs.
The Ontario Energy Board has announced new customer service rules for eligible low-income residential electricity customers that will take effect October 1, 2011.
This section of the Ontario Energy Board web site describes programs such as LEAP Emergency Financial Assistance, offered by electricity and natural gas companies, and Winter Warmth, offered by Enbridge Gas Distribution and Union Gas.