Listen to IESO LRP Webinar and Complete the Survey

On Tuesday April 12, the IESO held an LRP engagement webinar. Members of BEARAT, as well as North Frontenac Mayor Ron Higgins participated and submitted questions. If you missed the webinar, you can listen to the full presentation and question and answer session below. Please be patient, the audio track is large and will load and start within a minute of pressing play. The webinar presentation slides are also available here

The online survey has also been posted on the LRP engagement page and can be accessed until May 3, 2016. We strongly encourage you to use this opportunity to voice concerns and give opinions about the LRP process and community outreach.

Some key takeaways from the webinar include:

  • There will be no LRP 3. We just need to win this next round.
  • The Liberals have asked for 600 MW of wind in LRP 2 (the current round), instead of the initially proposed 300 MW
  • BEARAT co-chair Dan Carruthers asked if the Community Engagements (including Council) engagements that the proponents submitted in LRP 1 could be recycled for LRP 2 and they said no. It's a new round.

BEARAT will be formally submitting comments on the LRP process before the deadline. We'll post these on our website when we have prepared and submitted. In addition, we're actively putting together a plan and strategy for fighting LRP 2. We appreciate your support as we continue to work to protect our communities natural environment, our land values, and our tourism based economic plan.