Integrated Regional Resource Plan - Windsor-Essex

A new regional planning cycle is underway for the Windsor-Essex region. The first cycle of regional planning for the region began in 2010 and was completed in April 2015 with the release of an Integrated Regional Resource Plan (IRRP). The next IRRP for the region is anticipated to be completed in Q3 2019.

This engagement initiative will provide interested parties with an opportunity to offer input for consideration into the development of the IRRP. Interested parties include but are not limited to:

  • Municipalities including the City of Windsor, Town of Amherstberg, Town of Essex, Town of Kingsville, Town of Lakeshore, Town of LaSalle, Municipality of Leamington, Town of Tecumseh, and the western portion of the Municipality of Chatham-Kent and the Township of Pelee Island
  • Indigenous Communities including the Caldwell First Nation
  • Local distribution companies who serve the community including EnWin Utilities, Essex Powerlines, E.L.K. Energy, Entegrus and Hydro One
  • Transmitters
  • Consumers and service providers for the area

All interested parties are invited to participate in this engagement initiative.

Windsor-Essex Working Group - A Technical Working Group consisting of the local distribution companies in the region, the local transmitter and the IESO will use this regional planning engagement initiative to consider input that will identify and meet local electricity needs. The Working Group consists of representatives from the five LDCs in the area - EnWin Utilities, Essex Powerlines Corporation, E.L.K. Energy Inc., Entegrus Powerlines Inc., the transmitter Hydro One Networks Inc., and the IESO.

All comments and enquiries in this engagement initiative can be directed to communityengagement@ieso.ca.

 

Schedule of Activities

Date

Materials

Expected Actions

Q3 2019

 

 Final IRRP

Posted along with responses to feedback

June 2019

 

Additional feedback loop with LAC and broader public, if required

    
 

May 2019

 

 Broader engagement – Webinar #2

 

Providing overview of draft IRRP recommendations 

Other outreach as identified to seek input

  • May include partnering with LDC(s) for community open house

 May 2019

 LAC Meeting #3: In person

 

Post meeting materials and summaries                        

February 27, 2019
10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Best Western Plus, Leamington

Agenda to be posted closer to the meeting date.

 LAC Meeting #2: In person

 

Post meeting materials and summaries

     

December 4, 2018

Agenda

Meeting Summary

First meeting of the Kingsville-Leamington Local Advisory Committee

 

November 30, 2018

IESO to respond to feedback on draft engagement plan and terms of reference

Announcement of Leamington-Kingsville Local Advisory Committee

 

Post final engagement plan and final terms of reference

Post membership of Local Advisory Committee

November 23, 2018

Feedback due on draft engagement plan; terms of reference

Call for nominations closed

Post feedback

November 15, 2018

 

Engagement Webinar #1 – Present:

  • Presentation
  • Overview of Windsor-Essex IRRP engagement initiative:                
  • Draft Windsor-Essex Engagement Plan                                            
  • Draft Kingsville-Leamington Local Advisory Committee Terms of Reference

Recorded Presentation

The comment period to submit feedback on the draft engagement materials closed on November 23, 2018 and materials have now been finalized.  

                       

November 1, 2018

Launch IRRP Windsor-Essex engagement initiative

Seek input on draft engagement plan and terms of reference for Advisory Committee

 

 March 2018

 

Windsor-Essex Scoping Assessment Outcome Report and Terms of Reference

Final version was posted following a two week comment period

 

 January 2018

 

2018 Windsor-Essex Scoping Assessment Outcome Report - Responses to Public Comments

 Responses were posted to IESO website