The Ontario Energy Board Energy East Consultation and Review

In November 2013, Ontario’s Minister of Energy asked the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) to examine and report on TransCanada PipeLines Limited’s proposed Energy East Pipeline from an Ontario perspective (read the Nov 12, 2013 letter). To support the preparation of the report, the Minister asked the OEB to undertake a consultation process. This consultation process will provide a forum for Ontarians to express their views on the proposed Energy East Pipeline. These views will inform the OEB’s report to the Minister.

The Minister has asked that the OEB consider the implications of four areas of potential impact of TransCanada’s proposed Energy East Pipeline:

Additionally, the Government of Ontario has adopted the following 6 principles with respect to assessing proposed pipeline projects:

The Government of Ontario intends to participate as an intervenor in the National Energy Board’s (NEB) review of the proposed Energy East Pipeline (learn more about the NEB process) and the Minister will use the OEB’s report to help formulate the Government’s position.

 


UPDATES

Part Two Meetings Begin on January 13th
December 11, 2014

In Part Two of its consultation, the OEB will be hosting a series of community discussions to present assessments of the application, which have been prepared by our technical advisors. Read more...

An update on Part Two of the OEB's Energy East Consultation and Review
November 4, 2014

Last week, TransCanada filed its Energy East application with the National Energy Board. This means the Ontario Energy Board can now begin Part Two of its Energy East Consultation and Review.

The OEB’s technical advisors will take approximately 6-8 weeks to assess TransCanada’s application. Once this assessment is complete,  the OEB will hold a series of Community, First Nations and Métis meetings that will start in January 2015.

The OEB will also host a forum at which stakeholder organizations will have the opportunity to make  brief presentations that address the impacts of the proposed pipeline from a province-wide perspective.

We will provide a further update in several weeks with a schedule of the meetings and the stakeholder forum, including dates/times/locations.

If you have any questions or comments, contact our third-party facilitator at: energyeast@swerhun.com or 416-572-4365.

Province-Wide Stakeholder Meeting 2
September 22, 2014

Meeting Summary and Presentation from the second OEB Province-Wide Stakeholder Meeting have been posted. Read more...

OEB Briefing Session with TransCanada
august 26, 2014

On August 14, 2014, the Ontario Energy Board held a briefing session with TransCanada on the proposed Energy East Pipeline.

Part One Summary Reports are Now Available
July 10, 2014

The Summary Reports in respect of the consultations held during Part One are now available on the Resources page on this website. These reports were prepared by our third-party facilitators and summarize the views that Ontarians shared with us during Part One on the potential impacts of TransCanada’s proposed Energy East Pipeline.

Details regarding Part Two of our consultation and review will be announced in due course.

Written submissions deadline EXTENDED to May 15th
April 17, 2014

The deadline for Part One written submissions has been extended to May 15th.  You can send us written submissions through the comment form or to our third-party facilitator via email energyeast@swerhun.com or via fax 416-572-3736.

All written submission received by May 15th will be included in the Part One Consultation Summary. Written submissions received after that date will be included in the Part Two Consultation Summary. Part Two of the OEB Energy East Consultation will be taking place in the summer of 2014.

Presentations and Community Discussion Summaries now available
April 7, 2014

Community Discussion Summaries for Kenora and North Bay are now available. You can also view the presentations made at the first four community dicussion meetings on the Resources page.

New community discussion materials
March 20, 2014

Our technical advisors have prepared three Background Reports on TransCanada’s proposed Energy East Pipeline. You can find these new Background Reports (and other information, including the Project Description that TransCanada recently filed with the National Energy Board) on the Resources page.

Let us know what you think about TransCanada's proposed Energy East Pipeline
March 13, 2014

You can let us know what you think about TransCanada's proposed Energy East Pipeline by filling out a Discussion Guide or hosting your own discussion using a Conversation Toolkit. These documents are now available on the Resources page.

Ontario Energy Board Announces Community Discussions on Energy East Proposal
March 3, 2014

The Ontario Energy Board has released information about the next phases of its consultation with Ontarians on the impact of TransCanada's proposed Energy East Pipeline.

Province-Wide Stakeholder Meeting 1
February 19, 2014

Meeting Summary and Presentation from the first OEB Province-Wide Stakeholder Meeting have been posted. Read more...