This region is divided into three sub-regions: Brant, Bronte and Greater-Hamilton. The Brant sub-region was under study prior the formalization of the regional planning process by the Ontario Energy Board. A needs screening was completed by Hydro One for the remainder of the Burlington to Nanticoke region, followed by a scoping assessment led by the IESO that identified needs requiring further regional coordination. The Scoping Assessment Outcome Report (Scoping Report) identified that in addition to the Brant Integrated Regional Resource Plan, an IRRP would also be the appropriate planning approach for the Bronte sub-region.
For regional planning purposes, the Burlington to Nanticoke region comprises the municipalities of Burlington, Hamilton, Oakville, Brantford, Brant County, Haldimand County, and Norfolk.
The local distribution companies providing service to customers in this area include: Brant County Power Inc., Brantford Power Inc., Burlington Hydro Inc., Haldimand County Hydro Inc., Horizon Utilities Corporation, Hydro One Networks Inc., Norfolk Power Distribution Inc., Oakville Hydro Electricity Distribution Inc.
Burlington to Nanticoke
Current status: An Integrated Regional Resource Plan (IRRP) has been released for the Brant sub-region.
The Needs Screening report identified that Bronte Transformer Station (TS) may reach its normal supply capacity by the end of 2023. It also indicated that some of the transmission supply circuits to Bronte TS and Burlington TS have already reached their Load Meeting Capability (LMC), and/or can be constrained by voltage issues. To address this, a working group will look at a combination of CDM, DG and wires solution to meet the region's electricity needs.
Current status: An Integrated Regional Resource Plan (IRRP) has been released for the Bronte sub-region.