The Electrical Safety Authority releases Bulletins and Flash Notices periodically to quickly communicate new information to the Electrical Distribution Companies and other electrical distribution industry participants. Bulletins and Flash Notices address Regulatory requirements and other general industry issues.
We are currently in the process of updating the Distributor Bulletins and Flash Notices to be compliant with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). We are also taking this opportunity to refresh the information to ensure references are up-to-date as well as updating the Bulletin and Flash Notice numbering system (addition of version identification).
- Bulletins and Flash Notices marked –v1 are considered AODA compliant and are not materially different then the documentation they’ve replace.
- Bulletins and Flash Notices marked –v2 are considered AODA compliant and will contain materially significant changes then the documentation they’ve replace.
- Until this process is complete some information may be missing from the website. If you are unable to find the information you are looking for, please contact Utility Regulations.
The Electrical Safety Authority produces reports and other documents related to Ontario Regulation 22/04 or other industry issues. These documents will report on ESA’s regulatory activity or provide additional information to the industry from a working group’s endeavours or other research activities.
|Bulletin Number||Bulletin Title/Description||Download|
|21-03||DB-03-21-v1||Customer Owned High Voltage Letter||Download|
|21-01||DB-01-21-v1||Equipment Approval — Industry Standards Recognized by ESA||Download|
|20-05||DB-05c-20-v1||Audit & DoC Due dates - 2020 Group 3||Download|
|20-05||DB-05b-20-v1||Audit & DoC Due dates - 2020 Group 2||Download|
|20-05||DB-05a-20-v1||Audit & DoC Due dates - 2020 Group 1||Download|
|20-04||DB-04-20-v1||Inverter Approval Accepted by OESC||Download|
|20-01||DB-01-20-v1||Previous Editions of the Overhead and Underground Standards||Download|
|19-04||DB-04-19-v1||Pad‐mount Equipment Protection & Construction Projects||Download|
|19-03||DFN-03-19-v1||3-Phase, 3-Wire, Solidly-Grounded Wye Customer Services||Download|
|19-02||DB-02-19-v1||Certificate of Approval Requirements||Download|
|19-01||DB-01-19-v1||Unused vs Used Distribution Equipment||Download|
|18-05||DB-05-18-v1||Energized Temporary Distribution Work||Download|
|18-04||DB-04-18-v1||Electrical Work and Service Connections||Download|
|18-03||DB-03-18-v1||Engineering Practices and Regulation 22/04 - Sections 4 & 5||Download|
|18-02||DB-02-18-v1||Distribution Stations Standard - CAN/CSA-22.3 No. 61936-1||Download|
|17-07||DB-07-17-v1||LDC/ESA Communications for Code Side Safety Concerns||Download|
|17-04||DB-04-17-v1||Meter Base Mounted Transfer Devices||Download|
|16-08||DB-08-16-v1||OESC - ESA Program for Acceptance of Retrofitted Luminaires||Download|
|16-02||DB-02-16-v1||Certificate of Deviation – Certified Lists||Download|
|15-11||DB-11-15-v1||Reporting Meter Failures (750V or less)||Download|
|15-07||DB-07-15-v2||“Materially Insignificant” Alterations||Download|
|15-04||DB-04-15-v1||Guy Composite Insulators for use with Phase Conductors||Download|
|15-02||DB-02-15-v2||Marking of Guys||Download|
|14-04||DB-04-14-v1||Installation Methods – Sags and Tension Overhead Conductor||Download|
|14-03||DB-03-14-v1||Installation Methods – Guy Anchors||Download|
|14-02||DB-02-14-v1||Process for Safety Concerns on Joint Use Poles||Download|
|14-01||DB-01-14-v1||Barrier Support Structures and Grounding Requirements||Download|
|13-02||DB-02-13-v1||Metering Standards for C-I installations||Download|
|13-01||DB-01-13-v1||LDC Attachments on 3rd Party Poles||Download|
|12-13||DB-13-12-v1||Distribution System Control Component Setting and O. Reg. 22/04 Requirements||Download|
|12-12||DB-12-12-v1||Introduction of Utility General Inspections (UGI)||Download|
|12-11||DB-11-12-v2||Certificate of Deviation Approval||Download|
|12-10||DB-10-12-v1||Attacher Developed Plans/Work Instructions and LDC Review||Download|
|12-08||DB-08-12-v1||Pole – Soil Tamping||Download|
|12-07||DB-07-12-v1||DDI Process Updates||Download|
|12-05||DB-05-12-v1||Distributor Wood Pole(s) Approval||Download|
|11-05||DB-05-11-v1||In-Line Solid Blade Switch Safety||Download|
|10-05||DB-05-10-v1||Distribution Substation & Like-for-Like||Download|