Join the conversation and provide your input on Toronto's electricity future

TORONTO, Oct. 20, 2015 /CNW/ - Earlier this year, a regional electricity plan was released for Central Toronto, which identifies ways to help ensure a reliable supply of electricity to the city for the future.  Toronto Hydro, Hydro One Networks Inc., in conjunction with the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO), is now seeking to establish a Local Advisory Committee (LAC) to provide input on the implementation of the 25-year electricity plan.

The LAC will provide advice on the development of the plan options, including innovative solutions that will address Toronto's future electricity needs. The formation of the LAC is an important part of the regional planning process because this type of engagement helps electricity planners understand community preferences and it raises awareness about local electricity planning happening in Ontario. LACs can also provide an avenue to have a broader energy dialogue and act as a bridge between the five-year regional planning cycles.

The LAC nomination deadline is Friday, November 13, 2015 at midnight and the first meeting will be held in Q1 2016. To learn how to nominate yourself or an individual, or to review the Terms of Reference, please visit www.ieso.ca/LAC

A webinar from May 2015 reviewed the plan and discussed next steps in the development of longer-term options.  An archive of the webinar can be found online by visiting: http://www.meetview.com/ieso20150521/ 

For more information about the plan and to subscribe for updates, please visit: www.ieso.ca/metrotoronto  

QUICK FACTS AND BACKGROUND

  • A Working Group was formed to develop the Central Toronto electricity plan, consisting of Toronto Hydro, Hydro One and the IESO.
  • The development of regional plans is mandated by the Ontario Energy Board and the plans are updated every five years or sooner if needed.
  • The Central Toronto plan is a living document and will change depending on the electricity needs of the area and the feedback from the community.
  • The Central Toronto LAC nomination deadline is Friday, November 13, 2015 at midnight
  • Regional system planning helps ensure a reliable supply of electricity to regions. It considers conservation, generation, transmission and distribution, and innovative resources. It is the link between provincial and local planning.

ABOUT TORONTO HYDRO
Toronto Hydro owns and operates an electricity distribution system, which delivers electricity to approximately 747,000 customers located in the city of Toronto. It is the largest municipal electricity distribution company in Canada and distributes approximately 19% of the electricity consumed in the province of Ontario.

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