Region Overview

The Niagara Region comprises the municipalities of City of Port Colborne, City of Welland, City of Thorold, City of Niagara Falls, Town of Niagara-On-The-Lake, City of St. Catharines, Town of Fort Erie, Town of Lincoln, Township of West Lincoln, Town of Grimsby, Township of Wainfleet, and Town of Pelham. Haldimand County has been included in the Niagara Region Group 3 for Regional Infrastructure Planning Needs Assessment.

Region's Local Distribution Companies
  • Canadian Niagara Power Inc. [Port Colborne]
  • Hydro One Networks Inc.
  • Grimsby Power Inc.
  • Niagara Peninsula Energy Inc.
  • Niagara-On-The-Lake Hydro Inc.
  • Alectra Utilities Co.
  • Welland Hydro-Electric System Corporation

Map: Niagara

Current Status

The second regional planning cycle for this region was initiated with publishing of Needs Assessment report in May 2021 by Hydro One and followed by releasing of Scoping Assessment in August 2021 and Integrated Regional Resource Plan in December 2022 by IESO. It is expected that the Regional Infrastructure Plan, which is the final step of Regional planning cycle will be completed by July 2023.​​​​​

Accomplishment (Most Recent Shown First) Status Completion Date
Integrated Regional Resource Planning (2nd Cycle) Completed December 2022
Scoping Assessment (2nd Cycle) Completed August 2021
Needs Assessment (2nd Cycle) Completed May 2021
Regional Infrastructure Planning Completed March 2017
Local Plan (Q4N) Completed November 2016
Needs Assessment Completed
April 2016

*The completed reports are available below. 

Relevant Documents

Regional Infrastructure Planning (RIP)
Name Completion Date
Niagara RIP - Report March 2017
Integrated Regional Resource Planning (IRRP)
Name Completion Date
Niagara IRRP – Report (2nd Cycle) December 2022
Niagara IRRP – Appendices (2nd Cycle) December 2022

Needs Assessment (NA) & Scoping Assessment (SA)
Name Completion Date
Niagara SA – Report (2nd cycle) August 2021
Niagara NA - Report (2nd cycle) May 2021
Niagara NA - Report April 2016

Local Planning (LP)
Name Completion Date
Local Planning Report - Q4N Thermal Overload  November 2016

Planning Status Letters
Name Completion Date
Canadian Niagara Power Inc. - Planning Status Letter  May 2021