Regional Planning Review Process

The IESO is seeking feedback from stakeholders and communities to consider lessons learned and findings from the previous cycle of Regional Planning and other regional planning development initiatives, such as pilots and studies. 

As part of the engagement, the IESO will be reviewing:

  • key areas in the process for enhancement
  • potential barriers to implementing non-wires solutions in regional planning
  • opportunities for potential coordination between bulk system planning, community energy planning, regional planning, and market renewal
  • developing a coordinated, cost-effective, long-term approach to Replacing Transmission Assets at End of Life
  • providing feedback and advice on engagement approaches and materials

There will be two engagement mechanisms:

  • the Regional Planning Review Advisory Group will perform an advisory role to support and assist the IESO in the regional planning process review
  • broader engagement initiative that will be launched in Q4 2018 to inform the broader public and seek feedback

All questions and comments about this engagement can be directed to engagement@ieso.ca.

 


Documents referenced on this page, but not posted, can be obtained by contacting engagement@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.


Related Information

IESO Regional Planning Review Advisory Group Membership UPDATED: July 27, 2020

IESO Regional Planning Review Advisory Group - Terms of Reference (draft UPDATED: December 18, 2019)

FAQs -Terms of Reference

Engagement Plan

Schedule of Activities

Date

Activity

Expected Actions

Q4 2020

Engagement webinar to review Final Report recommendations and next steps

 

Q4 2020

IESO to publish Final Report

 

July 16, 2020

 

Communication

Implementation Plan Leads for Straw Man Design Recommendations

 

March 27, 2020

Stakeholder feedback due on the recommendations and proposed actions for enhancements to the regional planning process identified in the Straw Man Design

IESO Response to Stakeholder Feedback          
 

March 13, 2020

Public webinar

 

February 28, 2020

Straw Man Design

Feedback Form

 

June 24, 2019

Agenda

Meeting Notes

 RPRAG meeting

  • Presentation
 

Q1-Q4 2019

Additional RPRAG Meetings and public webinars

 

April 30, 2019

Agenda

Meeting Notes

 Advisory Group meeting

  • Presentation
  • Feedback Form
 

April 1, 2019

IESO to publish an Interim Report and seek feedback from RPRAG and broader public engagement

           

 

 April 15, 2019: Stakeholder feedback due on Interim Report

  • Essex Power
  • Hydro One
  • Quest Canada
  • Region of Durham

August 16, 2019: IESO Response to Stakeholder Feedback

March 1, 2019

Agenda

Meeting Notes

 Advisory Group meeting

  • Presentation
  • Feedback Form

Mar 22, 2019: Stakeholder feedback due on materials and issues discussed at Mar 1 Advisory Group meeting

  • Association of Municipalities of Ontario
  • Hydro One
  • Ontario Waterpower Association

August 16, 2019: IESO Response to Stakeholder Feedback

November 23, 2018

 

 IESO to host public engagement Webinar #1:

  • Presentation
  • Regional Planning Process Review Feedback form

Dec 16, 2018: Stakeholder feedback due on materials and issues discussed at Nov 23rd public webinar        

  • Jon Cloud
  • Jon Cloud (Additional Comments)
  • TransAlta

March 11, 2019:  IESO Response to Stakeholder Feedback

November 1, 2018

Agenda

Meeting Notes

Advisory Group meeting

Agenda

  • Barriers to Implementing Non-Wires Alternatives in Regional Planning
  • Regional Planning Process - Seeking Greater Efficiency and Flexibility
  • End-of-Life: Asset Replacement Information Process

Background Materials

  • Brant Local DR Pilot Update
  • Power House Feasibility Study
  • York Region Electricity Planning
  • York Region Scoping Assessment Outcome Report

Nov 16, 2018: Stakeholder feedback due on materials and issues discussed at Nov 1 Advisor Group meeting

  • Cathie Brown
  • Hydro One
  • Region of Durham
 March 11, 2019:  IESO Response to Stakeholder Feedback

September 14, 2018

Agenda

Meeting Notes

 Advisory Group meeting

  • Presentation

September 28, 2018: Stakeholder feedback on materials and issues discussed at the September 14th meeting

  • Métis Nation of Ontario
  • Ontario Waterpower Association

August 16, 2018

 

Regional Planning Process 101

 

 

July 2018

Confirm successful RPRAG members

 

July 27, 2018

Extended Deadline for Applications

Please email engagement@ieso.ca by Wednesday, June 27 at 5pm to apply

 

May 3, 2018

 

Communicate Call for Nominations for Regional Planning Review Advisory Group (RPRAG) members