Peterborough to Kingston

Regional electricity planning in the Peterborough to Kingston region is underway to identify the future need of electricity for the area, and options to ensure an adequate and reliable supply continues for its residents and businesses.

Community Engagement

The IESO engages with local and regional communities to seek input to help inform planning activities. Learn more about engagement on the current planning cycle.

Regional Planning Process 

Peterborough to Kington map

The local distribution companies (LDCs) providing service to customers in the area include

  • Eastern Ontario Power
  • Elexicon Energy
  • Kingston Hydro
  • Lakefront Utilities
  • Peterborough Utilities
  • Hydro One Networks Inc.

Area Overview

For regional planning purposes, the Peterborough to Kingston region includes Frontenac County, Hasting County, Northumberland County, Peterborough County, and Prince Edward County and related municipalities. The boundaries of the Peterborough to Kingston Region are shown on the map.

Regional Planning Activities in Peterborough to Kingston Region

The regional planning cycle is underway for the region, with an Integrated Regional Resource Plan (IRRP) anticipated to be posted in Q4 2021.

Following the completion of a Needs Assessment by Hydro One in February 2020, a draft Scoping Assessment Outcome Report and Terms of Reference for the Peterborough to Kingston Region IRRP is underway to conclude if needs would be addressed through regional coordination between the transmitter and LDC(s) or at the local level. The draft Scoping Assessment and Terms of Reference is now posted for public comment until April 30.

For more information, see Regional Planning Process. See below for past regional planning activities in this region. 

Previous cycle regional planning activities

A Needs Assessment was conducted for the Peterborough to Kingston region in February 2015. The process was led by Hydro One Networks Inc., and included representatives from the IESO, the former Veridian Connections Inc., Kingston Hydro, Peterborough Distribution Inc. and Hydro One Networks Inc. Distribution.

The participants recommended that the needs identified in the Needs Assessment did not require further coordinated regional planning at that time, and could be addressed at the local level.