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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 second regional planning cycle for this region is underway, and is currently in the Regional Infrastructure Planning phase, anticipated to be finalized in spring 2020.

Current findings and recommendations to address the needs in the region are available in the Needs Assessment Report (2017), the Scoping Assessment Report (2018), and the Integrated Regional Resource Plan (2019), linked below.

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 In Progress 2020

*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
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

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