Regional Electricity Planning – Southern Huron-Perth (Greater Bruce/Huron)
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Regional electricity planning in the Greater Bruce/Huron region is underway. Based on the findings in the Scoping Assessment Outcome Report, a long-term electricity plan – or Integrated Regional Resource Plan (IRRP) – will be undertaken specifically for the southernmost portion of the Greater Bruce/Huron region – for the Southern Huron-Perth sub-region. 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.
Additional details on the IESO’s plans to engage communities and interested parties throughout the process are outlined in the Engagement Plan. All comments and enquiries on this engagement can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All interested parties are invited to participate in this engagement initiative and may include but are not limited to:
- Portions of Perth, Huron, Middlesex, Lambton and Oxford Counties, namely the municipalities of Bluewater, South Huron, Lambton Shores, Lucan Biddulph, Middlesex Centre, North Middlesex, Thames Centre, Zorra, Perth South, St. Marys and West Perth
- Indigenous communities including Saugeen First Nation, Nawash First Nation, Chippewas of the Thames First Nation, Aamjiwnaang First Nation, Bkejwanong (Walpole Island First Nation), Chippewas of Kettle and Stony Point, Historic Saugeen Métis and Métis Nation of Ontario
- Local distribution companies (LDCs) who serve the community including Entegrus Power Lines, ERTH Power, Festival Hydro, Hydro One Networks (Distribution), Wellington North Power and Westario Power
- Consumers, service providers and associations for the area
Southern Huron-Perth Technical Working Group- A Technical Working Group led by the IESO and consisting of representatives from the LDCs in the area – Festival Hydro Inc., Entegrus Powerlines Inc., and Hydro One Distribution Inc., as well as the transmitter Hydro One Networks Inc., will use this regional planning engagement initiative to consider input that will identify and plan for local electricity needs over the next 20 years.
2019 Greater Bruce/Huron Scoping Assessment Outcome Report and IRRP Terms of Reference
See also the regional planning webpage for Greater Bruce/Huron
Schedule of Activities