Region Overview

The Windsor-Essex region is the southern-most part of Ontario, extending from Chatham southwest to Windsor. It consists of the City of Windsor, the Municipality of Leamington, the Town of Amherstberg, the Town of Essex, the Town of Kingsville, the Town of Lakeshore, the Town of LaSalle, the Town of Tecumseh, and the Township of Pelee, as well as the western portion of the Municipality of Chatham-Kent.

Region's Local Distribution Companies

  • E.L.K. Energy Inc.
  • Entegrus Powerlines lnc. (Chatham-Kent)
  • EnWin Utilities Ltd.
  • Essex Powerlines Corporation
  • Hydro One Networks Inc.

Map: Windsor-Essex

Current Status

The second regional planning cycle for the Windsor-Essex Region has been completed with the publication of the Regional Infrastructure Plan (RIP) in March 2020. The RIP is the final phase of the regional planning process which follows the completion of the Windsor-Essex Integrated Regional Resource Plan (IRRP) in September 2019, and the Windsor-Essex Region Needs Assessment (NA) in October 2017. The RIP provides a consolidated summary of the needs and recommended plans for the Windsor-Essex Region over the planning horizon of up to 20 years, based on information available.

Accomplishment (Second Cycle) Status Completion Date
Needs Assessment Completed October 2017
Scoping Assessment Completed March 2018
Integrated Regional Resource Plan Completed September 2019
Regional Infrastructure Plan Completed March 2020

*The completed reports are available below. 

Relevant Documents

Regional Infrastructure Planning (RIP)
Name Completion Date
Windsor - Essex Regional Infrastructure Plan  March 2020
RIP Report Windsor - Essex  December 2015

Integrated Regional Resource Planning (IRRP)
Name Completion Date
Windsor - Essex IRRP - Appendices  April 2015
Windsor - Essex IRRP - Report  April 2015
Windsor-Essex Integrated Regional Resource Plan  September 2019

Needs Assessment (NA) & Scoping Assessment (SA)
Name Completion Date
Needs Assessment Final - Windsor-Essex  October 2017
Windsor-Essex Scoping Assessment Report  March 2018

Additional Documents
Name Completion Date
SECTR - HO Sect 92 Submission  January 2014