Energy Transition

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The OEB is committed to delivering public value in a changing energy sector

What is the energy transition and why does it matter?

The energy transition is a global shift away from using fossil fuels (like oil, gasoline and coal) to a more sustainable, renewable energy future that includes more innovation and customer choice. The OEB has launched an initiative mapping out what its priorities should be in response to sector feedback. We've heard a desire for the OEB to set clear expectations for utilities, for planning, for grid investment supporting electrification and for business models enabling the utility of tomorrow.

The energy transition can be thought of in relation to the "Four Ds" - decarbonization, digitalization, decentralization and democratization.


What does this mean for me?

More choice: Innovative new ways of managing and generating your own energy

More action: Contributing to net zero goals to fight climate change through your own actions

More support: Accessing programs to support conservation, electrification and decarbonization, like electric vehicle charging programs


What is the OEB's role in the energy transition?

The OEB is the independent regulator of Ontario's electricity and natural gas sectors. We are governed by the OEB Act and other statutes, and our role is to regulate electricity and natural gas utilities in the public interest. Learn more about our Mission and Mandate.

The energy transition is well underway in Ontario and the OEB has an important role to play in ensuring that it unfolds in a way that is efficient, cost-effective and provides as much value as possible to consumers. We do this by:

  • Facilitating innovation that supports the energy transition and benefits consumers
  • Ensuring energy system planning is happening with the energy transition in mind
  • Supporting efficient and cost-effective electrification and conservation
  • Considering the changing roles of various players in the energy sector


What is the OEB doing to address the energy transition?

The OEB’s priorities are aligned with the 4 Ds of the energy transition. We are already undertaking important work that responds to the changing needs of consumers and of the energy sector.

Ongoing OEB work that supports the energy transition includes policy consultations and adjudicative proceedings in which these issues are being considered.

Information about specific initiatives is available below.

The OEB is also collaborating with other organizations on energy transition work, including the following initiatives:


The OEB is committed to delivering public value in a changing energy sector

What is the energy transition and why does it matter?

The energy transition is a global shift away from using fossil fuels (like oil, gasoline and coal) to a more sustainable, renewable energy future that includes more innovation and customer choice. The OEB has launched an initiative mapping out what its priorities should be in response to sector feedback. We've heard a desire for the OEB to set clear expectations for utilities, for planning, for grid investment supporting electrification and for business models enabling the utility of tomorrow.

The energy transition can be thought of in relation to the "Four Ds" - decarbonization, digitalization, decentralization and democratization.


What does this mean for me?

More choice: Innovative new ways of managing and generating your own energy

More action: Contributing to net zero goals to fight climate change through your own actions

More support: Accessing programs to support conservation, electrification and decarbonization, like electric vehicle charging programs


What is the OEB's role in the energy transition?

The OEB is the independent regulator of Ontario's electricity and natural gas sectors. We are governed by the OEB Act and other statutes, and our role is to regulate electricity and natural gas utilities in the public interest. Learn more about our Mission and Mandate.

The energy transition is well underway in Ontario and the OEB has an important role to play in ensuring that it unfolds in a way that is efficient, cost-effective and provides as much value as possible to consumers. We do this by:

  • Facilitating innovation that supports the energy transition and benefits consumers
  • Ensuring energy system planning is happening with the energy transition in mind
  • Supporting efficient and cost-effective electrification and conservation
  • Considering the changing roles of various players in the energy sector


What is the OEB doing to address the energy transition?

The OEB’s priorities are aligned with the 4 Ds of the energy transition. We are already undertaking important work that responds to the changing needs of consumers and of the energy sector.

Ongoing OEB work that supports the energy transition includes policy consultations and adjudicative proceedings in which these issues are being considered.

Information about specific initiatives is available below.

The OEB is also collaborating with other organizations on energy transition work, including the following initiatives:

  • Welcome to the energy transition poll. The Ontario Energy Board is seeking feedback on what short- and medium-term priorities we should consider related to the energy transition.

    This poll will take approximately 5 minutes. Your responses to this poll are anonymous. 

    We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts with us. 

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