Regional Electricity Planning - Parry Sound/Muskoka

Regional electricity planning has commenced for the Parry Sound/Muskoka sub-region. This engagement initiative will provide interested parties with an opportunity to offer input for consideration as the process is underway on the development of an Integrated Regional Resource Plan (IRRP) anticipated to be complete in Q2 2022.

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:

  • The townships of the Archipelago, Algonquin Highlands, Armour, Carling, Georgian Bay, Joly, Lake of Bays, McKellar, McMurrich-Monteith, Minden Hills, Muskoka Lakes, Oro-Medonte, Perry, Ramara, Ryerson, Seguin, Severn, Strong, Tay, Tiny, and the United Townships of Dysart, Dudley, Harcourt, Guilford, Harburn, Bruton, Havelock, Eyre and Clyde, the villages of Burk’s Falls, and Sundridge, the towns of Bracebridge, Gravenhurst, Huntsville, Kearney, Midland, Parry Sound, and Penetanguishene, the municipalities of Highland East, Magnetawan, McDougall, and Whitestone, as well as the City of Orillia
  • Indigenous communities including Beausoleil First Nation, Chippewas of Rama First Nation, Huron Wendat, Kawartha Nishnawbe, Moose Deer Point First Nation, Shawanaga First Nation, Wahta Mohawks, Wasauksing First Nation, Métis Nation of Ontario - Georgian Bay Métis Council, Métis Nation of Ontario - Moon River Métis Council, and Métis Nation of Ontario - Barrie South Simcoe Métis Council
  • Local distribution companies (LDCs) who serve the community including Alectra Utilities, Elexicon Energy, Lakeland Power, EPCOR Electricity Distribution Ontario Inc., Newmarket-Tay Power Distribution Ltd., and Hydro One Networks
  • Transmitters
  • Consumers and service providers for the area

Additional details on the IESO’s plans to engage with communities and interested parties throughout this process will be posted as part of a draft engagement plan, that will be open to public comment before finalizing by early Q4 2021.

Parry Sound/Muskoka Technical Working Group- A Technical Working Group consisting of the LDCs in the region (listed above), the local transmitter, Hydro One Networks and the IESO will use this regional planning engagement initiative to consider input that will identify and meet local electricity needs.

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

Related Information

Also see the regional planning webpage for Parry Sound/Muskoka.

Schedule of Activities

Date Materials Expected Actions

October 13, 2021

IESO response to feedback

Final engagement plan

To be posted

September 29, 2021

Feedback due on public webinar #1

Feedback to be posted

September 8, 2021

10:00 a.m.

Public Webinar #1

Communication

Draft Engagement Plan

Presentation

  • Overview of the regional electricity planning process in Ontario
  • Update on planning activities underway in the sub-region
  • Summary of preliminary regional demand forecast and needs and draft engagement plan

Please email engagement@ieso.ca to register

Seek input on draft engagement plan, electricity demand forecast and preliminary needs identified

Feedback form