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Ontario Energy Board (OEB) Approvals

March 15, 2011 | Hydro One Receives Approval on Expropriation Application           
Hydro One received approval from the Ontario Energy Board  (OEB) for our application for the authority to expropriate interest in certain lands for the Bruce to Milton project (under section 99 of the Ontario Energy Board Act). In its decision, the OEB determined that the expropriations are in the public interest. This approval allows Hydro One to move forward through the expropriation process to acquire the remaining property rights required to construct the line. Read the decision here 

September 15, 2008 | Ontario Energy Board Approves Section 92 for Bruce to Milton
The Ontario Energy Board approved Hydro One’s application for leave to construct the double-circuit 500 kV transmission line from the Bruce Power Facility in Kincardine to Hydro One’s Milton Switching Station, with conditions. Read the OEB's Press Releaseor view their Decision and Order (PDF). For more information, read Hydro One's Press Release (PDF).  Read more about the OEB's approvals process.  

August 20, 2007 | Ontario Energy Board Approves Section 98 for Bruce to Milton
The Ontario Energy Board approved Hydro One’s application for the right to enter land.  Read the OEB's Decision and Order.  

March 2007 | Hydro One files two applications with the OEB related to the Bruce to Milton Project

Leave to Construct Approval
The project is also subject to "Leave to Construct" approval under Section 92 of the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) Act. The OEB review of Hydro One's application for leave to construct approval also includes provision for public consultation. Download a copy of the application filed with the OEB on Thursday, March 29, 2007. Read the  OEB letter to landowners clarifying their role in the process (sent May 25, 2007).

Early Access to Land
Early access would allow Hydro One employees and representatives to access properties along the proposed line to undertake a limited number of activities (including field and legal surveys and soil testing) during 2007. If you are an affected property owner, Hydro One will communicate with you before entering onto your land. Download a copy of the application (filed with the OEB on Friday, March 30, 2007). Read the  OEB letter to landowners clarifying their role in the process (sent May 25, 2007).

To learn more about the OEB's role in approving the construction of transmission lines, including information on provisions for public consultation, please visit their website. To view OEB Applications related to the Bruce to Milton project, visit the OEB key initiatives page.