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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 Power Lines lnc. (Chatham-Kent)
  • EnWin Utilities Ltd.
  • Essex Powerlines Corporation
  • Hydro One Networks Inc.

Map: Windsor-Essex

Current Status

The first regional planning cycle for this region is complete. The Regional Infrastructure Plan (RIP) for the region was published in December 2015. It is expected that the next planning cycle for this region be initiated in the next three to five years.

his region was the subject of an Integrated Regional Resource Plan (IRRP). The IRRP findings have indicated that part of this region’s needs will be addressed by the new Supply to Essex County Transmission Reinforcement (SECTR) project, plus planned sustainment work in the area. The SECTR project consists of: 

  • Installation of a new 230 kV-supplied transformer station near Leamington. 

  • Construction of a 13-km double-circuit 230 kV to connect the existing C21J/C22J circuits to the new transformer station. 

Together these facilities will meet the supply capacity needs of the Kingsville-Leamington area over the forecast period.

The estimated completion date for the SECTR project is 2016. In conjunction with transferring the majority of the load from the existing Kingsville TS to the new Leamington TS, the Kingsville TS will be downsized, increasing the cost effectiveness of the overall solution. More information on the SECTR project is available on Hydro One’s Section 92 submission to the OEB for the construction of the new line, provided below.

Accomplishment (Most Recent Shown First) Status Completion Date
Regional Infrastructure Plan Completed December 2015
Integrated Regional Resource Plan Completed April 2015

*The completed reports are available below. 

Relevant Documents

Regional Infrastructure Planning (RIP)
Name Completion Date
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
Needs Assessment (NA) & Scoping Assessment (SA)
Name Completion Date
Needs Assessment Final - Windsor-Essex  October 2017
Planning Status Letters
Name Completion Date
ELK - Planning Status Letter  August 2016
EnWin Utilities Inc. - Planning Status Letter  March 2014
Hydro One Distribution - Planning Status Letter  November 2013
Additional Documents
Name Completion Date
SECTR - HO Sect 92 Submission  January 2014