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Regional Electricity Planning - Windsor-Essex

Forecasting and Planning

Regional electricity planning is underway for the Windsor-Essex region. 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 a region’s future electricity needs.

Interested parties in this engagement initiative include but are not limited to:

  • Municipalities including the City of Windsor, the Municipality of Leamington, the Towns of Amherstberg, Essex, Kingsville, Lakeshore, LaSalle, Tecumseh, and the Township of Pelee, as well as the western portion of the Municipality of Chatham-Kent
  • Indigenous communities including:
    • Aamjiwnaang First Nation
    • Caldwell First Nation
    • Chippewas of the Thames
    • HCCC/HDI
    • Oneida Nation of the Thames
    • Six Nations of the Grand River
    • Walpole Island First Nation (Bkejwanong Territory)
  • Local distribution companies (LDCs) who serve the community and already participate as part of the Technical Working Group, including E.L.K. Energy Inc. (E.L.K.), Entegrus Powerlines Inc. (Entegrus), Enwin Utilities Ltd. (ENWIN), Essex Powerlines Corporation (EPL) and Hydro One Networks Inc. (Hydro One)
  • Transmitters (Hydro One Networks Inc.)
  • Consumers and service providers for the area 

All interested parties are invited to participate in this engagement initiative.

Windsor-Essex Region Working Group - A Technical Working Group consisting of the five 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

Also see the regional planning webpage for Windsor-Essex

Schedule of Activities

Date Materials Expected Actions

May 17, 2023

Final Windsor-Essex Scoping Assessment Outcome Report posted with IESO responses to feedback

Final version to be posted

May 3, 2023

Deadline for public comment on draft Windsor-Essex Scoping Assessment Outcome Report

Feedback Received:

All feedback to be posted

April 19, 2023

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

Recorded Presentation 


April 12, 2023

Draft Windsor-Essex Scoping Assessment Outcome Report

Draft posted for public comment

April 6, 2023

Launch Windsor-Essex Scoping Assessment Engagement