Power Advisory was retained by the City of Windsor to deliver a report with recommended actions to alleviate electricity supply and transmission constraints impacting investments and economic development in the City of Windsor and surrounding areas. The intent of the report was to illustrate how decisions made at the provincial level impact economic growth opportunities for the City and the region, and to outline steps that the City can undertake to facilitate energy capability in the region. Power Advisory’s report to the City includes:
While the City of Windsor took the lead to commission this report, the information, commentary and recommendations are also applicable to other municipalities in the Windsor-Essex Region.
Overall, the report emphasizes the critical role that municipalities will play in the development of local resources (e.g., IESO procurement processes, permitting), and that the City of Windsor should be prepared to respond to multiple requests from generators and storage providers for general development inquires, requests for council support resolutions, and permitting applications. While multiple transmission projects are planned, transmission development takes time, and therefore the IESO, Hydro One, ENWIN, and others must be engaged to develop intermediate solutions which can be deployed in the near-term.
Read the full report here: City of Windsor: City Council Meeting