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


Schedule of Activities



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

 April 2019

 LAC Meeting #3: In person


Post meeting materials and summaries                        

 January 2019


 LAC Meeting #2: In person


Post meeting materials and summaries


December 4, 2018

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

Registration details

Feedback on draft engagement plan and terms of reference due November 23, 2018. Send comments to



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