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EPCOR Southern Bruce Gas Inc. has been going through the regulatory approval process in order to complete the Southern Bruce Natural Gas Project in the Municipality of Arran-Elderslie, the Municipality of Kincardine and the Township of Huron-Kinloss. In order to complete all the necessary requirements set out by the Municipalities and OEB the following applications are required.

Franchise Applications

EPCOR Southern Bruce Gas Inc. has applied for approval of a natural gas franchise agreement with the Municipality of Arran-Elderslie, the Municipality of Kincardine and the Township of Huron-Kinloss. To consider the merits of this application, the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) has issued a Notice of Hearing: In this hearing, the Ontario Energy Board will consider issues related to granting natural gas franchises and certificates of public convenience and necessity as part of a natural gas community expansion project.

Copies of the Franchise Applications or the Notice of Hearing can be viewed at:

Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
333 Bay Street, Suite 2400
Bay Adelaide Centre, Box 20
Toronto, ON M5H 2T6

If you would like a hard copy of the Notice of Hearing or any of these Franchise Applications mailed to you, email your request to: southernbruce@epcor.com.

Common Infrastructure Plan (CIP) Application

As a result of the Generic Hearing, the OEB decided to implement a competitive process for the Southern Bruce project. EPCOR submitted its Common Infrastructure Plan to the OEB on October, 16, 2017. Based on these submissions, the OEB will decide on the success proponent for the Southern Bruce project in Q4 2017.

Leave to Construct (LTC) Application

Following the Ontario Energy Boards (OEB) decision to award EPCOR the Southern Bruce Natural Gas Project, EPCOR will begin work to complete a Leave to Construct Application for submission to the OEB. Once the OEB approves the Leave to Construct application EPCOR will then be able to begin construction of the natural gas transmission and distribution system in the Municipalities of Arran-Elderslie and Kincardine as well as the Township of Huron-Kinloss.