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The Board's mandate and authority come from the Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998, the Electricity Act, 1998, and a number of other provincial statutes. Other statutes which give jurisdiction to the Board are: the Municipal Franchises Act, the Oil, Gas and Salt Resources Act, the Assessment Act, and the Toronto District Heating Corporation Act.

Provided below are links to the main statutes governing the OEB or giving powers or duties to the OEB. By clicking on the name of the Act, you will be transferred to the Government of Ontario e-Laws website.  For information about Ontario laws (Frequently Asked Questions, glossary, etc.) visit the e-Laws FAQ page or the e-Laws Glossary page.


Acts and Regulations


Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998

The Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998, outlines the mandate of the Ontario Energy Board with respect to electricity and natural gas regulation.



Electricity Act, 1998

The Electricity Act, 1998, outlines the framework for Ontario's competitive electricity marketplace.

Municipal Franchises Act The Municipal Franchises Act provides for the granting of a franchise to a natural gas distributor to provide natural gas service within a municipality.

Statutory Powers Procedure Act

The Board's processes are generally governed by the Statutory Powers Procedure Act.



Page last updated 2014-12-05

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