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Niagara Regional Planning

​For regional planning purposes, the Niagara region includes the City of Port Colborne, City of Welland, City of Thorold, City of Niagara Falls, Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, City of St. Catharines, Town of Fort Erie, Town of Lincoln, Township of West Lincoln, Town of Grimsby, Township of Wainfleet, and Town of Pelham. Haldimand County has also been included in the regional infrastructure planning needs assessment for Niagara region.

The local distribution companies providing service to customers in the Niagara region include Canadian Niagara Power Inc. (Port Colborne/Fort Erie/Niagara Falls), Grimsby Power Inc., Haldimand County Hydro Inc., Horizon Utilities Corporation Inc., Hydro One Networks Inc., Niagara Peninsula Energy Inc., Niagara-on-the-Lake Hydro Inc., and Welland Hydro-Electric System Corporation.​

Current status: The local transmitter has completed the Needs Assessment for this planning region and found that there were no needs that required regional coordination. With the findings of the Needs Assessment, this completes the regional planning process for this planning cycle. The process will begin again within the five-year regional planning time frame, or earlier if there is sufficient load growth or a trigger event that requires initiating the process before that time.

A copy of the transmitter’s Needs Assessment report can be viewed on the transmitter’s website linked in the “See Also” section of this page.


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Niagara region map

Niagara Region Map