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Regional Electricity Planning - Renfrew

Forecasting and Planning

Regional electricity planning has commenced for the Renfrew region, with an Integrated Regional Resource Plan (IRRP) anticipated to be posted in Q3 2022. This engagement initiative will provide interested parties with an opportunity to offer input for consideration as the process is underway.

Regional electricity plans take a 20-year outlook on every region in the province. The planning process provides an opportunity for communities to tell the IESO about anticipated needs and priorities and to contribute to the development of the options for meeting this region’s future electricity needs.

All interested parties are invited to participate in this engagement initiative and may include but are not limited to:

  • The towns of Arnprior, Deep River, Laurentian Hills, Petawawa and Renfrew. As well as the townships of Admaston/Bromley, Bonnechere Valley, Brudenell, Lyndoch and Raglan, Greater Madawaska, Head, Clara and Maria Horton, Killaloe, Hagarty and Richards, Laurentian Valley, Madawaska Valley, McNab/Braeside, North Algona Wilberforce and Whitewater Region; as well as the City of Pembroke.
  • Indigenous communities and organizations including Algonquins of Pikwakanagan and Algonquins of Ontario Consultation Office. First Nation communities, Alderville, Curve Lake, Hiawatha, and Mississaugas of Scugog Island are located nearby. The Huron Wendat Nation of Quebec has expressed their interest in the Renfrew area due to their historical presence in southern Ontario. The Renfrew region also includes the MNO Ottawa Region Métis Council, with the MNO High Land Waters Métis Council located close by to the south.
  • Local distribution companies (LDCs) who serve the community including Ottawa River Power Corporation, Renfrew Hydro Inc., and Hydro One Networks
  • Transmitters
  • Consumers and service providers for the area
Renfrew Technical Working Group- A Technical Working Group consisting of the three LDCs in the region (listed above), the local transmitter, Hydro One Networks and the IESO will use this regional planning engagement initiative to consider input that will help to inform the development of an Integrated Regional Resource Plan (IRRP) for the region.


All comments and enquiries in this engagement initiative can be directed to

Related Information

See also the regional planning webpage for Renfrew

Schedule of Activities

Date Materials Expected Actions

Q2 2022

Next steps in engagement

May 20, 2022

2022 Renfrew Region Electricity Demand Forecast

March 16, 2022

IESO response to feedback for Public Webinar #1


March 2, 2022

Feedback for Public Webinar #1 due

Feedback form


February 9, 2022

Public Webinar #1


Draft Engagement Plan

Presentation: Overview of preliminary regional demand forecast and needs and draft engagement plan

Recorded Presentation


August 13, 2021

Final Scoping Assessment


Final version posted following a three-week comment period

August 11, 2021

Feedback due on draft Scoping Assessment

Feedback form


July 21, 2021


Public Webinar

  • Presentation
  • Overview of the regional electricity planning process in Ontario
  • Update on planning activities underway in the region
  • Overview of draft Scoping Assessment
  • Next steps

Seek input on draft Scoping Assessment

Recorded Presentation

July 15, 2021

Draft Renfrew Region Scoping Assessment Outcome Report

Draft to be posted for public comment

June 30, 2021

Launch engagement