Regional electricity planning in the Greater Ottawa 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.
The IESO engages with local and regional communities to seek input to help inform planning activities.
All interested parties are invited to participate in this engagement initiative and may include but are not limited to:
Municipalities including those 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.
Indigenous Communities including: MNO Ottawa Region Métis Council; the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan; as well as nine additional Algonquin communities, which are represented for the purposes of consultation and engagement by the Algonquins of Ontario Consultation Office. The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne will be informed of the engagement due to their proximity. The Huron Wendat of Wendake, Quebec will also be informed as they have archaeological resources in southern Ontario.
Local distribution companies who serve the community and already participate as part of the Technical Working Group including Hydro 2000 Inc., Hydro Hawkesbury Inc., Hydro One Networks Inc. (Distribution), Hydro Ottawa Limited, Ottawa River Power Corporation, Renfrew Hydro Inc.
Consumers and services providers for the area
Greater Ottawa Scoping Assessment Technical Working Group - A Technical Working Group consisting of the six 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 email@example.com.