Burlington to Nanticoke

Regional electricity planning in the Burlington to Nanticoke region is divided into three sub-regions – Brant, Bronte and Greater-Hamilton.

Planning is underway in Burlington to Nanticoke

Bronte sub-region

The last regional planning process cycle for the Bronte sub-region was completed in June 2016 and an Integrated Regional Resource Plan (IRRP) was released.

Brant sub-region

The last regional planning process cycle for the Brant sub-region was completed in April 2015 and an Integrated Regional Resource Plan (IRRP) was released.

Greater Hamilton sub-region

When the Burlington to Nanticoke Needs Screening and Scoping Assessment were completed in 2014, detailed information on the condition of assets was not available. The Working Group at that time decided not to being coordinated regional planning in this sub-region until the scope of work was assessed. Since then, a Regional Infrastructure Plan completed by Hydro One in February 2017 identified needs within the Greater Hamilton sub-region.  Based on these results, a Regional Planning process will be initiated soon, beginning with an expedited Needs Screen to be carried out by Hydro One.

Regional planning in Burlington to Nanticoke

The Brant sub-region was under study before the formalization of the regional planning process by the Ontario Energy Board in 2013.

For the remainder of the Burlington to Nanticoke region, Hydro One completed a Needs Screen in May 2014, which was followed by an IESO-led Scoping Assessment. The assessment report, completed in September, 2014, identified that in addition to an Integrated Regional Resource Plan (IRRP) for Brant, an IRRP would also be the appropriate planning approach for the Bronte sub-region.

The Brant and Bronte IRRPs were completed in 2015 and 2016, respectively. Hydro One subsequently undertook a Regional Infrastructure Plan (RIP) for the region which was completed in February 2017.

See more details on Hydro One's website.

Region overview

For regional planning purposes, the Burlington to Nanticoke region comprises the municipalities of Burlington, Hamilton, Oakville, Brantford, Brant County, Haldimand County, and Norfolk.

The local distribution companies providing service to customers in the area include:

Brant County Power Inc.

Brantford Power Inc.

Burlington Hydro Inc.
Haldimand County Hydro Inc.
Horizon Utilities Corporation

Hydro One Networks Inc.

Norfolk Power Distribution Inc.

Oakville Hydro Electricity Distribution Inc.