St. Lawrence

The regional planning process for this region is complete for this planning cycle, and will be begin again in 2021, unless there is sufficient load growth or an event that requires it to begin earlier.

Regional Planning in St. Lawrence

The local transmitter (Hydro One) completed the Needs Assessment in 2016 for this planning region and found that there were no needs that required regional coordination. This completed the regional planning process for the first planning cycle. The process will begin again within the five-year regional planning time frame in 2021, or earlier if there is sufficient load growth or a trigger event that requires initiating the process before that time.

A copy of the transmitter’s 2016 Needs Assessment report can be viewed on Hydro One's website.

Area Overview

St.Lawrence region MapThe St. Lawrence region covers the southeastern part of Ontario bordering the St. Lawrence River.  The region starts at the Gananoque on the eastern end of Lake Ontario and extends to the inter-provincial boundary with Quebec.

The local distribution companies providing service to customers in the St. Lawrence region include Cooperative Hydro Embrun Inc., Hydro One Networks Inc., and Rideau St. Lawrence Distribution Inc.

For regional planning purposes, the City of Cornwall is not included as it is supplied by Fortis Ontario with transmission lines from Quebec.