Regional Electricity Planning – Peterborough-Kingston

Regional electricity planning in the Peterborough-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-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

Related Information

Also see the regional planning webpage for Peterborough-Kingston.

Schedule of Activities



Expected Actions

Q3 2020

IESO response to feedback


May 5, 2020

Final Scoping Assessment


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