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IESO Regional Electricity Forums agendas now available

October 18, 2018

The IESO will be hosting Regional Electricity Forums in Southwest Ontario and Northeast Ontario this fall. The forums will bring together a cross-section of community and business audiences representing municipalities, Indigenous communities, local distribution companies, energy services companies and associations to explore and provide input into the future direction of the electricity sector.

This year’s forums are intended to highlight local initiatives and specifically discuss how local needs and perspectives can factor into broader provincial electricity planning through two main interactive discussions:

  • Aligning Regional and Local Energy Planning – A panel discussion on how to align planning at the system, regional and community levels. Panelists will bring perspectives from a municipality, a first nation community and a local distribution company to examine how community energy planning contributes to broader provincial planning.
  • Connected Communities – Discussions to encourage diverse perspectives on community-based approaches to meeting energy needs.

The IESO will also be hosting open houses for registered attendees on the evening before the forums to provide information about Ontario’s electricity system and market.

The final agenda for the Southwest Ontario Regional Electricity Forum taking place in Kitchener on November 8, 2018, is now available.

The draft agenda for the Northeast Forum taking place in Timmins on November 22, 2018, is now available.

For registration details on the forums and information on all future forms please visit the 2018 Regional Electricity Forums webpage.

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