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.
Electric vehicles and the grid
With electric vehicles (EVs) poised to take an increasingly larger share of the automotive market, the IESO is getting ready for the impact of their growth on the electricity system – and the potential opportunities they bring to the grid. Learn more about the e-mobility transformation driving the IESO’s investment – through its Grid Innovation Fund – in three research projects aimed at evaluating future EV usage models.
Reliability Outlook released
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. This edition also includes an extended 42-month outlook.
According to the latest outlook, Ontario’s power system is prepared to meet the province’s expected demand for electricity over the coming summer months.
To read the report, see Reliability Outlook.
The IESO has introduced Market Renewal Program (MRP) update meetings as a way to keep stakeholders informed and involved.
The focus of the meetings over the summer months is the MRP business case. The next meeting is July 17, 2019.
For more information, see MRP Update Meetings.