The Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) works at the heart of Ontario's power system. The IESO delivers key services across the electricity sector including: managing the power system in real-time, planning for the province's future energy needs, enabling conservation and designing a more efficient electricity marketplace to support sector evolution.
Fall Reliability Outlook released
The fall edition of the IESO’s Reliability Outlook presents Ontario’s demand forecast, as well as the adequacy of generation and transmission resources over the next 18 months.
According to the latest outlook, Ontario is well-positioned to meet the demand for electricity for the 18-month forecast period – it is expected that any shortfalls arising during this time will be managed through the rescheduling of outages.
To read the report, visit the Reliability Outlook webpage.
Funding Programs Open
The Community Energy Champion Program (CEC) and the Education and Capacity Building Program (ECB) are currently accepting applications.
Deadline to apply is October 18, 2019.
Ontario's First Local Electricity Market
In an effort to save costs and find affordable alternatives to building new transmission infrastructure, Ontario’s first ever local electricity market is launching in York Region.
The local electricity market will allow resources like solar panels, energy storage, and consumers capable of reducing their electricity use to compete to be available during periods of high demand. Leveraging existing local resources could help avoid the need to invest in new transmission lines and stations, while competition will drive down costs.
View the news release to learn more.
News and Updates:
- Launch of regional electricity networks September 19, 2019
- Grid Innovation Fund invites indoor agricultural proposals, webinar to be held October 3 September 19, 2019