What we regulate

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The CER welcomes feedback on the content of the Regulatory Framework at any time.

We are in charge of keeping watch over the companies who construct, operate and abandon oil, gas and other commodity pipelines that cross a national border, provincial or territorial border, as well as electrical power lines that cross a national border, or those that cross a provincial or territorial border and are designated under the CER Act. We regulate these facilities as well as energy development and trade in the Canadian public interest.

We make decisions on imports and exports of energy products, as well as exploration and production activities in the offshore and frontier lands not otherwise covered by an accord, for example, a legislated Memorandum of Agreement between the Government of Canada and a province.

We will regulate offshore renewable energy projects, such as wind and tidal energy production, and onshore hydrogen pipelines that cross a national, provincial or territorial border as technology and projects become viable in the future.

The CER’s regulatory mandate
Graphic image of pipeline junction Graphic image of powerline tower Graphic image of a globe with multi-direction arrows Graphic image of off-shore oil exploration platform Graphic image of off-shore wind turbine
Oil, Gas and Commodity Pipelines Electricity Transmission Imports, Exports & Monitoring Energy Markets Exploration and Production Offshore renewables
Construction, operation, abandonment and damage prevention of interprovincial and international pipelines, and related tolls and tariffs Construction, operation abandonment and damage prevention of international power lines and designated interprovincial power lines Imports and exports of certain energy products; monitoring aspects of energy, supply, demand, production, development and trade Oil and gas exploration and production activities in the offshore and on frontier lands not covered by an accord Offshore renewable projects and offshore power lines
CER Act, Parts 2, 3 and 6 CER Act, Parts 2 and 4 CER Act, Parts 7 and 1 Canada Oil and Gas Operations Act (COGOA) CER Act, Part 5

We regulate the complete lifecycle of energy facilities under our jurisdiction.

Find out more about our responsibilities.

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