Regional Electricity Planning- Chatham-Kent/Lambton/Sarnia

Regional electricity planning in the Chatham-Kent/Lambton/Sarnia (CKLS) region is underway. This engagement initiative will provide interested parties with an opportunity to offer input for consideration during the regional planning process.


Regional electricity plans take up to a 20-year outlook on every region in the province. The planning process provides an opportunity for communities to tell the IESO about anticipated needs and priorities, and to contribute to the development of the options for meeting this region’s future electricity needs.


All interested parties are invited to participate in this engagement initiative and may include but are not limited to:


  • Local municipalities included in the region: County of Lambton encompassing the City of Sarnia, townships of Petrolia, Plympton-Wyoming, Dawn-Euphemia, Enniskillen, St. Clair and Warwick, municipalities of Lambton Shores and Brooke-Alvinston, and Villages of Oil Springs and Point Edward, Municipality of Chatham-Kent, and portions of Huron County and Elgin County namely the municipalities of South Huron and West Elgin, and the Village of Newbury
  • Indigenous communities including Aamjiwnaang First Nation, Bkejwanong (Walpole Island) First Nation, Caldwell First Nation, Chippewas of Kettle and Stony Point, Chippewas of the Thames First Nation, Mississaugas of the Credit, Moravian of the Thames, Nawash First Nation, Saugeen First Nation and Six Nations of the Grand River (Elected Council and HCCC/HDI)
  • Métis Nation of Ontario communities including MNO Thames Bluewater Métis Council (London) and MNO Windsor-Essex-Kent Métis Council
  • Local distribution companies (LDCs) who serve the community and already participate as part of the Technical Working Group, including Bluewater Power, Entegrus and Hydro One Networks Inc.
  • Transmitters (Hydro One Networks Inc.)
  • Consumers, service providers, and associations for the area

CKLS Scoping Assessment Technical Working GroupA Technical Working Group consisting of the LDCs in the region, the transmitter, and the IESO will use this regional planning engagement initiative to incorporate input while developing the Scoping Assessment Outcome Report for the region.

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

Schedule of Activities

Date Materials Expected Actions

December 2021

Final CKLS Scoping Assessment Outcome Report 


Final version posted with IESO responses to feedback received

December 21, 2021

Deadline for public comment on draft CKLS Scoping

Assessment Outcome Report 

Feedback form

All feedback posted

December 7, 2021

Public webinar



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

To register email

November 30, 2021

Draft CKLS Scoping Assessment Outcome Report


Draft posted for public comment

November 18, 2021

Launch CKLS Scoping Assessment engagement