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

 

The regional planning cycle for the Ottawa Area sub-region was completed in February 2020 and an Integrated Regional Resource Plan (IRRP) was released. Subsequent to the release of this IRRP, the Technical Working Group will undertake an IRRP Addendum Study, which will integrate with the IESO’s ongoing Bulk Transmission Planning Study. The Addendum Study will include an evaluation of the potential benefit of non-wires options to manage future demand growth in central Ottawa. The study will be completed by mid- to late 2020. Refer to the engagement page for related updates.

A Scoping Assessment Outcome Report for the Greater Ottawa Region and Terms of Reference for the Ottawa Area sub-region Integrated Regional Resource Plan (IRRP) was finalized and posted in September 2018, following a two-week comment period. 


Ottawa Area sub-region

The regional planning cycle for the Ottawa Area sub-region was completed in February 2020 and an Integrated Regional Resource Plan (IRRP) was released.

Region overview

Map of Greater Ottawa RegionThe 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.