Innovation and Sector Evolution White Paper Series

Investing in innovation today can pay dividends tomorrow. The IESO’s new white paper series aims to deepen the understanding of emerging economic, technical, environmental and social issues that could transform the future of the electricity markets in Ontario. 

Exploring Expanded DER Participation in the IESO-Administered Markets Part I – Conceptual Models for DER Participation

How can the IESO seize the tremendous potential of distributed energy resources (DERs)? Over the last 10 years, rooftop solar panels, combined heat and power systems, residential smart thermostats and behind-the-meter energy storage have proliferated in Ontario. This white paper sets the stage for action to integrate DERs into Ontario’s electricity markets, by looking at potential participation models and the barriers that stand in the way. Read the white paper.