Greater Ottawa

Regional electricity planning in the Greater Ottawa region is divided into two sub-regions – Ottawa and Outer Ottawa.

Regional planning activities in Greater Ottawa

Greater Ottawa Region

A new regional planning cycle is underway for the Greater Ottawa Area and is expected to be completed by Q2 2019. A draft Scoping Assessment Outcome Report for the Greater Ottawa Region and draft Terms of Reference for the Ottawa Area sub-region Integrated Regional Resource Plan (IRRP) is now posted for comment.

Please provide comments on the draft to by August 28, 2018.

Ottawa Area sub-region

The regional planning process cycle for the Ottawa Area sub-region was completed in April 2015 and an Integrated Regional Resource Plan (IRRP) was released.

Outer Ottawa sub-region

For the Outer Ottawa sub-region, the Needs Assessment was completed in July 2014 and determined that no further regional coordination was required.

Region overview

The Greater Ottawa Region covers the municipalities bordering the Ottawa River from Stewartville in the west to Hawkesbury in the east and north of Highway 43. At the centre of this region is the Ottawa Area, comprising the City of Ottawa, including Kanata, Nepean and Orleans.

The local distribution companies providing service to customers in the area include:

Hydro 2000 Inc.

Hydro Hawkesbury Inc.

Hydro One Networks Inc.
Hydro Ottawa Limited

Ottawa River Power Corporation

Renfrew Hydro Inc.