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

Fall 2018

Establish Advisory Committee and other engagement activities, as required

Post membership

September 2018

Post feedback on engagement plan; terms of reference

Post IESO response to feedback and final engagement plan

September 2018

Broader Engagement Webinar #1

Provide an overview of Engagement Plan and discussions among Technical Working Group and other outreach efforts to inform this engagement

August 2018

Launch Windsor-Essex IRRP engagement initiative

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

Call for nominations to advisory group

March 2018

Windsor-Essex Scoping Assessment Outcome Report and Terms of Reference

Final version posted following a two week comment period

January 2018

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

Responses posted to IESO website