By Anthony Capkun
September 14, 2020 – Today, Ontario’s Electrical Safety Authority officially launched its Plan Review Portal which, according to ESA, “provides more options for our customers” and eliminates the need for electronic plans to be printed and sent in.
With the new portal, completed submission forms, drawings and all supporting documents can be sent to ESA electronically. It will also provide quick and direct access to the Plan Review notification number, and you will be able to track a submission through the process.
Submissions can be shared with other registered users in an organization, who can also add documents, receive email notifications and view the status of the submission.
Starting September 14, 2020, plan review documents can be filed electronically. Existing ESA customers can email the ESA Plan Review department at:
and indicate the name, email address and phone number of the individual they would like to have set up as their Electronic Plan Review online account Administrator. A member of the Plan Review team will then help them set up their new ESA online account.
Submissions that are not submitted via the portal will continue to be processed under the previous system, but only until September 14, 2021.
ESA is responsible for administering specific regulations related to the Ontario Electrical Safety Code, the licensing of electrical contractors and master electricians, electricity distribution system safety, and electrical product safety.