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Meeting open to the public on options to meet electricity demand


You are invited to attend the third meeting of the Greater Ottawa Area Local Advisory Committee (LAC) being held on January 12. The LAC will help shape a plan to meet Ottawa’s longer-term electricity needs, including options to meet electricity demand growth in the broader West Ottawa area. The Greater Ottawa LAC will provide advice and recommendations on local priorities, and will help to identify ways to engage the broader community in the long-term discussion.

LAC meetings are open to the public, and the details of the Ottawa meeting are as follows:

Date:  Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Time:  5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location:  Hotel Indigo – Indigo Room, 123 Metcalfe Street, Ottawa, ON

On April 28, a 20-year Integrated Regional Resource Plan (IRRP) was released for the Central Ottawa Area. Developed by Hydro Ottawa, Hydro One Networks and the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO), the plan identifies the electricity needs of the Ottawa area, and is designed to support community growth through a range of solutions and ensure that electricity is available when needed. The planning process puts Conservation First, and seeks the most cost-effective and sustainable options for the community.

As part of the overall regional planning process, a Regional Infrastructure Plan (RIP), focusing on the transmission and distribution components of the plan, was developed for the Greater Ottawa Region. This effort was led by Hydro One and the RIP Report was posted to the Hydro One website on December 3, 2015. The RIP phase involves confirmation of previously identified needs and a more detailed development of the “wires” plan to address the needs where a wires solution would be the best overall approach. View the RIP report online.

For information about the LAC meeting, the plan, materials from previous LAC meetings or to view an archive of the informational webinar about the plan, visit www.ieso.ca/GreaterOttawa.

We look forward to working together to plan for your future electricity needs, and hope to see you at the  LAC meeting.

Independent Electricity System Operator