How to Participate as a Commenter

This page provides an overview on how you can participate in a hearing process as a commenter. It gives information on how to find details about the hearing process you apply to participate in, and describes what a commenter can and cannot do.

Being a commenter

As a commenter, you can participate in the CER’s hearing process by sharing your views on a project with the Commission in a letter of comment. In this way, you can have input into the Commission’s recommendation or decision.
Typically, other participants can’t ask you questions about your letter and you can’t ask questions of others. We encourage you to refer to the project-specific hearing order for details on how you can participate.

Commenters should understand the hearing process and how to participate in it. You can do this by visiting the View Applications and Project page on our website, where you’ll find the project you’re interested in. From this project page you can access the application and other documents in REGDOCS.

As a commenter, you may follow the hearing on REGDOCS by reading hearing transcripts listening to the oral part of the hearing online, or attending the hearing in person.

Where to find more information

You can find project webpages for most hearing processes on the CER’s website. The project page can be a useful tool for hearing participants as it gives quick access to:

  • key documents and information specific to a hearing process such as the hearing order, the hearing schedule, and procedural directions
  • news releases issued by the CER about the project
  • documents filed in the REGDOCS for the project by all participants
  • process advisor contact information

You can also visit the Contact Us page to get in touch with us for more information.

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