GTA/Central Network: Connect with your Network Members

When communities grow, electricity should be a big consideration. Talk with others about what is top of mind when electricity needs are considered in your region. Share and hear about interesting energy projects that you might consider for your municipality or business. 

Join in on this dialogue with fellow GTA/Central Network members.

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IESO Community Engagement's avatar
Dec 1, 2020 - 17:36

We know that the GTA and Central Ontario region has diverse and unique electricity needs and interests. We heard from you that it is important to reflect this in the dialogue we have with you when exploring energy solutions in this region. That’s important to us, too. Please share your energy priorities, projects, and initiatives so we can learn from each other. Share what you’re interested in that could help tailor future discussions and events for this Network.

To kick the discussion off, please introduce yourself, and what you're interested in from an electricity perspective.

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LAYPERSON's avatar
Dec 2, 2020 - 18:36

Congestied areas like old established neighbourhoods in Toronto that have trees who in the past have had outages( unreasonable time delays especially in winter months) due to storms of all kinds. I for one was without power due the connection from the house to the main line feeder. Had to wait for Toronto hydro when a qualified Electrician could have done the job but had to wait for Toronto Hydro was a long time due to the demand to reconnect. For these areas would it be prudent to bury these wires when its doable like upgrades for sewers or other infrastructure projects in the area. Also neighbourhood generators that would connect when there is a power outage on the block.

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IESO Community Engagement
Dec 3, 2020 - 11:00

Local generation or other energy solutions are of great interest to our electricity planners when forecasting electricity needs for a community or region. Have you seen the IESO’s recent announcement about the York Region demonstration pilot? IESO York Region NWA Project – we are working with Alectra to pilot how homeowners, supermarket operators, manufacturers and other local organizations are stepping up to compete to provide electricity supply in York Region.  This would surely be a topic to discuss further at the GTA/Central Regional Forum on Jan. 20. Check out Events for more info about the forum. 

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IESO Community Engagement
Feb 26, 2021 - 10:21

Thanks everyone for participating in the GTA/Central Network discussion on Jan. 20. A summary report is available on the events page. If you missed it, you can watch the recorded presentations that are also available. We were really pleased to hear that attendees want to be engaged in electricity planning discussions to help explore potential solutions to meet local needs. We will be sure to accommodate that.

What was your favourite topic or part of the Jan. 20 event?

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