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Regional Electricity Planning - Burlington to Nanticoke

Forecasting and Planning

To ensure a reliable supply of electricity and support local growth and economic development, regional electricity planning has commenced for the Burlington to Nanticoke electrical region. This region generally encompasses the area from Haldimand County and Norfolk County going north towards the City of Burlington.

Regional planning looks at the unique needs of each region, and considers a range of options to meet the area’s needs over a 20-year period. Based on emerging electricity needs identified in this current cycle, a comprehensive planning approach to develop an Integrated Regional Resource Plan (IRRP) is underway that will examine  the Brant, Hamilton and Caledonia-Norfolk sub-regions. 

We welcome your input on all aspects of this process, including anticipated community needs and priorities, and potential options for meeting this region’s future electricity needs. All interested parties are invited to participate in upcoming engagement initiatives, including but not limited to:

  • Local municipalities encompassed in the region: City of Burlington, City of Hamilton, Town of Oakville, City of Brantford, Brant County, Haldimand County, and Norfolk County
  • Indigenous communities including the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, Six Nations of the Grand River and the Haudenosaunee Confederacy Chiefs Council and Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO).
  • Local distribution companies (LDCs) who serve the community and already participate as part of the Technical Working Group, including Alectra Utilities Corporation, Burlington Hydro Inc., GrandBridge Energy Inc. (Formerly Energy+ and Brantford Power), Oakville Hydro Inc. and Hydro One Networks Inc. (Distribution)
  • Transmitters (Hydro One Networks Inc.)
  • Consumers, service providers, and associations for the area

Technical Working Group - The Technical Working Group is lead by the IESO, and consists of the LDCs in the region and the local transmitter. The group will use regional planning engagement initiatives to incorporate input while developing the IRRPs for the region.

All comments and enquiries in this engagement initiative can be directed to

See also the regional planning webpage for Burlington to Nanticoke

Schedule of Activities

Date Materials Expected Actions

July 16, 2024

Deadline for public comment on Public Webinar #2

Feedback Received:


June 25, 2024

Public Webinar #2

Recorded Presentation

November 7, 2023

IESO response to feedback on Public Webinar #1


October 2, 2023

Deadline for public comment on Public Webinar #1

Feedback form

Feedback Received:


September 11, 2023

Public Webinar #1


Draft Engagement Plans:

Draft Burlington to Nanticoke Region Electricity Demand Forecast

Presentation: Overview of preliminary regional demand forecast and needs and draft engagement plan.

Recorded Presentation

December 5, 2022

Final Burlington to Nanticoke Scoping Assessment Outcome Report

Final version posted

November 24, 2022

Deadline for public comment on draft Burlington to Nanticoke Scoping Assessment Outcome Report

No feedback received

All feedback posted

November 10, 2022

Public webinar

  • Communication
  • Presentation
    • Overview of the regional electricity planning process in Ontario
    • Update on planning activities underway in the region
      Overview of the Scoping Assessment
    • Next steps

Recorded presentation


November 3, 2022

Draft Burlington to Nanticoke Scoping Assessment Outcome Report 

Draft posted for public comment

October 27, 2022

Launch Burlington to Nanticoke Scoping Assessment engagement