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  • Ontario’s Electricity Hub

    Ontario's Electricity Hub

    The IESO offers services, information and analysis to support Ontario's diverse electricity system. A central hub connecting its many stakeholders, the IESO reliably operates the system in real time, while ensuring its extensive planning, conservation, market and procurement capabilities serve the province's long-term needs.

  • Power to Ontario. On Demand.

    Power to Ontario.
    On Demand.

    Every five minutes, the IESO forecasts the demand for electricity and ensures sufficient supply to meet that demand. It does this through the wholesale market where the price of electricity is set.

  • Planning and Procurement

    Planning and Procurement

    The IESO works with a broad range of industry partners and stakeholders across the province to plan the electricity system for the long term, and secure clean electricity resources.


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Working with our partners, the IESO guides the province's electricity conservation efforts by supporting programs that foster a culture of conservation, build market capability and promote innovation.

Save on Energy programs

Conservation First​​​

Power What's Next​​​

Electricity System Planning

The Ontario Planning Outlook provides planning context for the public, policy makers and industry stakeholders and serves as an early input into the Ministry of Energy’s LTEP consultation process. It includes a 10-year review and a 20-year outlook for Ontario’s electricity system.

Power Data


17,771 MW

Current Hour's Demand at 8:00 p.m. EST

  • 17,504 MW
    Projected Demand
    at 9:00 p.m. EST
  • 17,775 MW
    Today's Projected Peak
    at 8:00 p.m. EST
  • 27,005 MW
    Summer Record Peak
    Aug 1, 2006



Hourly Output by Fuel Type at 8:00 p.m. EST

  • 1,826 MW
    Hourly Imports
  • 1,673 MW
    Hourly Exports
  • 24,190 MW
    Generator Availability at Peak
    at 8:00 p.m. EST


Installed capacity of wind ​and solar generation connected to local distribution systems.

  • 1,926 MW
  •                   534 MW
  • as of September 30, 2016


3.09 ¢/kWh

Current Hourly Price at 8:00 p.m. EST

Hourly Ontario Energy Price ($/MWh)

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  • 2.16¢/kWh
    Average Weighted Price
    for January
  • 8.23¢/kWh
    Global Adjustment
    for January

About the IESO

The IESO ensures there is enough power to meet the province’s real-time energy needs while also planning and securing energy for the future.

About the IESO

Board of Directors ​​

Leadership Team ​​

Corporate Reporting ​​

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Engagement at the IESO

Stakeholder and community engagement is integral to the IESO’s decision-making process – providing individuals and organizations opportunities to provide input about proposed changes that affect them.

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