Regional Electricity Planning - York Region

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The second cycle of regional planning cycle was completed for York Region in February 2020 and an Integrated Regional Resource Plan (IRRP) was released. A Regional Infrastructure Plan (RIP) led by Hydro One will be completed by mid-2020.

This engagement initiative provided 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 York Region, City of Vaughan, Town of Richmond Hill, City of Markham, Town of Aurora, Town of Newmarket, Township of King, Town of East Gwillimbury, Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville and Town of Georgina
  • Indigenous Communities including the Chippewas of Georgina Island
  • Local distribution companies who serve the community including Alectra Utilities Corporation, Newmarket-Tay Power Distribution Ltd. and Hydro One
  • Transmitters
  • Consumers and service providers for the area

Additional details on the IESO’s plans to engage communities and interested parties throughout the process can be found in the Engagement Plan. All comments and enquiries on this engagement can be directed to engagement@ieso.ca.

York Region 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 LDCs in the area – Alectra Utilities Corporation, Newmarket-Tay Power Distribution Ltd., as well as the transmitter Hydro One Networks Inc., and the IESO.

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

 

Related Information

2015 York Region IRRP

2015 York Region IRRP – Appendix

Hydro One’s Needs Assessment – March 2018


Schedule of Activities

Date

Materials

Expected Actions

 February 28, 2020

2020 York Region Integrated Regional Resource Plan (IRRP)

2020 York Region IRRP Appendices

Posted

Engagement closed

February 18, 2020 

Feedback on Public webinar #3 due

 

February 4, 2020

 

Public webinar #3

Presentation

  • Overview of IRRP and recommendations, including details on evaluation of alternatives

Presentation and recorded webinar posted

https://www.meetview.com/ieso20200204/

Seek input on draft recommendations

November 21, 2019

 

IESO response to feedback

Response to feedback posted, including rationale

November 7, 2019

 

Feedback on Public webinar #2 due

 

Feedback posted

 

October 24, 2019

 

Public webinar #2

Presentation

  • Overview of defined local needs/issues
  • Discuss potential options for addressing local needs/issues
  • Outline of next steps, timelines and considerations for broader engagement

Presentation and recorded webinar posted

Seek input on defined local needs/issues, screening of potential options and considerations for broader engagement

July 18, 2019

 

IESO response to feedback

 

Finalize engagement plan and response to feedback posted, including rationale

 

July 4, 2019

Feedback on Public webinar #1 due

  • City of Richmond Hill

Feedback posted

June 19, 2019

 

Public webinar #1 

Presentation

  • Overview of the regional electricity planning process in Ontario
  • Update on planning activities underway
  • Summary of regional demand forecast, preliminary local needs/issues identified and draft engagement plan

Webinar recording

Seek input on draft engagement plan, load forecast, preliminary local needs/issues identified and timelines

May 30, 2019

 

Launch York Region engagement initiative

  • Communication
  • Draft Engagement Plan

August 2018

York Region Scoping Assessment Outcome Report and Terms of Reference

Final version posted following a two-week comment period

August 2018

2018 York Region Scoping Assessment Outcome Report - Responses to Public Comments

Responses posted

July 2018

2018 Draft York Region Scoping Assessment Outcome Report

Posted for public comment