Submission on the IESO’s Northwest IRRP April 2022 Update

The IESO provided an update to Integrated Regional Resource Plan (IRRP) for the Northwest region and sought feedback on how it has considered local reliability concerns, growth scenarios and local supply options. The PWU remains concerned that the Atikokan Generating Station (AGS) continues to be excluded from the IESO’s assumptions for the development of the NW IRRP. The PWU recommended that the IESO should not basing its planning on last year’s modest demand forecasts but rather the higher demand forecasts it is preparing and how the criticality of the AGS role is thus increasing. To that end, the NW IRRP should not be finalized until the IESO’s Decarbonization and Gas Moratorium studies are completed.

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