The Regional Planning process for this region is complete for this planning cycle. It will begin again within the five-year time frame unless there is sufficient load growth or a trigger event that requires it to begin earlier.

Regional planning process status

The local transmitter (Hydro One) has completed the Needs Assessment for this planning region and found that there were no needs that required regional coordination, completing 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 Hydro One's website.

Area overview

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:

    Alectra Utilities

    Canadian Niagara Power Inc.
    (Port Colborne/Fort Erie/Niagara Falls)  
    Grimsby Power Inc.
    Hydro One Networks Inc.
Niagara Peninsula Energy Inc.
Niagara-on-the-Lake Hydro Inc.
Welland Hydro-Electric System Corporation