Regional Electricity Planning- North & East of Sudbury

Regional electricity planning in the North & East of Sudbury region is underway. This engagement initiative will provide interested parties with an opportunity to offer input for consideration into the elements of the regional planning process.

Regional electricity plans take 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 encompassed in the region: Town of Moosonee, Town of Hearst, Municipality of East Ferris, Town of Kirkland Lake, Town of Kapuskasing, Town of Cochrane, Town of Iroquois Falls, City of Timmins, City of Temiskaming Shores, City of Greater Sudbury, Municipality of West Nipissing, and City of North Bay
  • Indigenous communities including Constance Lake First Nation, Flying Post First Nation, Matachewan First Nation, Mattagami First Nation, Missanabie Cree, Moose Cree First Nation, Nipissing First Nation, Taykwa Tagamou First Nation, Temagami First Nation, Wahgoshig First Nation and Wahnapitae First Nation
  • Métis Nation of Ontario communities including the Northern Lights Métis Council, Timmins Métis Council, Temiskaming Métis Council and Chapleau Métis Council

  • Local distribution companies (LDCs) who serve the community including Greater Sudbury Hydro Inc., Hearst Power Distribution Company Limited, North Bay Hydro Distribution Ltd., Hydro One Networks Inc. and Northern Ontario Wires Inc.
  • Transmitters (Hydro One)
  • Consumers, service providers and associations for the area

North & East of Sudbury Scoping Study Team - A Scoping Study Team consisting of the six LDCs in the region, the local transmitter and the IESO will use this regional planning engagement initiative to consider input to developing a Scoping Assessment Outcome Report for the region.

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

Related Information

August 2021 North & East of Sudbury Scoping Assessment Outcome Report

May 2021 Hydro One Needs Assessment – North/East of Sudbury

April 2017 Hydro One Regional Infrastructure Plan – North/East of Sudbury

See also the regional planning webpage for North & East of Sudbury.

Schedule of Activities

Date Materials Expected Actions

August 12, 2021

Final North & East of Sudbury Scoping Assessment Outcome Report

IESO response to feedback


August 3, 2021

Deadline for public comment on draft North & East of Sudbury Scoping Assessment Outcome Report

All feedback posted

July 19, 2021

Public webinar


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

Recorded Presentation


July 12, 2021

Draft North & East of Sudbury Scoping Assessment Outcome Report

Draft posted for public comment

June 24, 2021

Launch North & East of Sudbury Scoping Assessment engagement