Regional Electricity Planning to Peterborough to Kingston

Regional electricity planning in the Peterborough to Kingston region is underway. This engagement initiative will provide interested parties with an opportunity to offer input for consideration into the elements of an Integrated Regional Resource Plan (IRRP) anticipated to be complete in Q4 2021.

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:

  • Municipalities of Frontenac County, Hasting County, Northumberland County, Peterborough County, Prince Edward County, parts of Lennox and Addington County, and related municipalities.
  • Indigenous communities including the Kawartha Nishnawbe, Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte, Curve Lake First Nation and Alderville First Nation26
  • Local distribution companies (LDCs) who serve the community including Eastern Ontario Power, Elexicon Energy, Kingston Hydro, Lakefront Utilities, Peterborough Utilities, Hydro One Networks, and the IESO
  • 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 in Q2 2021.

Peterborough to Kingston Technical Working Group- A Technical Working Group consisting of the six 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 Peterborough to Kingston.



Documents referenced on this page, but not posted, can be obtained by contacting customer.relations@ieso.ca with a link to the web page that lists the document and advise whether it needs to be provided in an accessible format. Please allow a minimum of one business day for a response.


Schedule of Activities

Date Materials Expected Actions

November 4, 2021

Response to feedback and final IRRP to be posted

To be posted

 

October 19, 2021

 

 Feedback on webinar #3 due

Feedback to be posted

September 28, 2021

10:00 a.m.

 Public Webinar #3

Overview of IRRP and recommendations, including details on evaluation of alternatives

Communication

Presentation

Please email engagement@ieso.ca to register 

Seek input on IRRP recommendations

September 1, 2021

Response to Feedback

Posted

August 18, 2021

Feedback on webinar #2 due

Feedback Form

Feedback to be posted

July 28, 2021

Public webinar #2

  • Overview of options screening
  • Overview of range of potential solutions to be examined

Outline of next steps, timelines and considerations for broader engagement

Recorded Presentation

Seek input on options screening and range of potential solutions to be examined

May 11, 2021

Response to feedback

Engagement Plan

Posted

April 8, 2021

Feedback on public webinar #1 due

Feedback will be posted and responded to 

March 25, 2021, 
1:00 p.m. 

 

 

Public webinar #1

  • Update on planning activities underway
  • Summary of preliminary regional demand forecast and needs and draft engagement plan

Recorded Presentation

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

Q3 2020

IESO response to feedback

Posted

May 5, 2020

Final Scoping Assessment

Posted

April 30, 2020  

Feedback due on draft Scoping Assessment

 

April 16, 2020

 

Public Webinar #1

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

Seek input on draft Scoping Assessment

April 2, 2020

Draft Peterborough-Kingston Region Scoping Assessment Outcome Report

Draft posted for public comment