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Regional Electricity Planning – Kitchener Waterloo Cambridge Guelph 2024

Forecasting and Planning

Regional electricity planning in the Kitchener-Waterloo-Cambridge-Guelph (KWCG) 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 of Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, and Guelph; Counties of Perth, Oxford, Wellington, and the Townships of Wellesley, Woolwich, Wilmot, North Dumfries, and the Region of Waterloo
  • Indigenous communities including the Métis Nation of Ontario, Grand River Métis Council, Six Nations of the Grand River, Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, Chiefs of Ontario, Anishinabek Nation and Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians
  • Local distribution companies (LDCs) who serve the community including Alectra Utilities Corporation, GrandBridge Energy, Halton Hills Hydro Inc., Enova Power Corp., Centre Wellington Hydro Ltd., Wellington North Power Inc., Milton Hydro Distribution Inc., and Halton Hills Hydro Inc.
  • Hydro One Transmission
  • Consumers and service providers for the area

All comments and enquiries on this engagement can be directed to engagement@ieso.ca.

KWCG Working Group - A Technical Working Group consisting of the eight local distribution companies in the region, the local transmitter, and the IESO will use this regional planning engagement initiative to consider input that will identify and meet local electricity needs and develop the Integrated Regional Resource Plan (IRRP) for the KWCG region.

All comments and enquiries in this engagement initiative can be directed to engagement@ieso.ca.

See also the regional planning webpage for Kitchener/Waterloo/Cambridge/Guelph

Schedule of Activities

Date

 Materials

 Expected Actions

 July 2, 2024

Feedback on public webinar due

All feedback to be posted

 June 17, 2024

Public Webinar

Register

 June 11, 2024

Draft KWCG Scoping Assessment Outcome Report

Draft posted for public feedback

 June 3, 2024

Launch KWCG Scoping Assessment Engagement