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Toronto region to get integrated resource plan

Ontario’s Independent Electric System Operator announced the posting January 11 of a draft Scoping Assessment Outcome Report for the Toronto Region on its website for review and comment.

          As mandated by the Ontario Energy Board, the IESO is required to complete a Scoping Assessment Outcome Report as part of the regional planning process for electricity. The report includes draft Terms of Reference for an Integrated Regional Resource Plan (IRRP) for the Toronto Region, also available for comment.

          Comments on the draft were invited by January 24.

          The main conclusions of the Report are as follows:

• An IRRP is to be undertaken for the Toronto Region.

• No sub-regions within Toronto will be created for the IRRP; the region should be treated whole for the purpose of developing a comprehensive plan.

• The implementation of recommendations from the previous IRRP from 2015 should continue.

          The composition of the IRRP Working Group will include the IESO, Toronto Hydro, and Hydro One Transmission. Other Local Distribution Companies in the region will be informed of any needs or solutions that may affect their facilities or customers.

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