Hydro One SSM has been assigned the lead role in the East Lake Superior Region which is prioritized in Group 2, expected to complete the process in 2014/15. Hydro One SSM along with all stakeholders in the region will evaluate the electrical infrastructure needs such as growth, reliability and End of Life of Major system components. If deemed necessary a Regional Infrastructure plan will be developed to identify alternatives and recommend solutions.
The stages of the process are described in the Working Group Report to the Board. In order for the process to be sustainable it is expected that the process will have a minimum cycle review of 5 years or sooner if required by an unexpected planning issue which triggers the Regional Planning Process.