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Have your say! Help plan Central Toronto’s electricity future



September 4, 2014 – Toronto Hydro-Electric System Ltd. is inviting customers to help shape the development of an electricity system plan to meet the needs of Central Toronto over the next 25 years.

“The electricity demand in this area is one of the largest in the province and has grown steadily over the past several years,” the utility noted.

Customer feedback will influence the Integrated Regional Resource Plan (IRRP), which will be jointly developed by the Ontario Power Authority (OPA), the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO), Hydro One Networks and Toronto Hydro. The IRRP is intended to help ensure there is enough electricity to reliably and securely meet the electricity demands of Central Toronto in the future, it added.

A discussion workbook about the IRRP has been created to provide information on the plan and collect feedback on customer preferences and expectations. It will be available until October 10, 2014.

“Your views are important and you don’t have to be an expert to participate in this engagement,” said Toronto Hydro.

Customers can participate by completing the workbook online at torontohydro.com/haveyoursay or by attending one of the scheduled webinars:

September 11
2 – 4 p.m. and 7 – 9 p.m.

The webinar will present the materials in the workbook and answer any questions about the plan. It will begin with an overview presentation followed by a Question and Answer session with the plan developers. Questions can be asked by telephone or submitted online.

Additionally, Toronto Hydro and OPA will be hosting an open house to answer questions and help explain the available options to meet the city’s electricity needs on:

September 30
3 – 5 p.m. and 7 – 9 p.m.

Metro Hall Civic Centre, Room 302