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  • May
    26
    2016

    The IESO wins ENERGY STAR® Canada Award

    ​The IESO has won an ENERGY STAR® Canada Award from Natural Resources Canada. The awards highlight organizations from across Canada for their achievements in partnering with Canada's ENERGY STAR program to develop and promote the most energy-efficient products and homes in the Canadian market.

    The IESO won as 2016 Recruit of the Year and was selected for encouraging energy conservation through consumer incentive programs and promotional campaigns. Activities and accomplishments from 2015 that were noted for the award include:

    • Save on Energy programs promote ENERGY STAR to consumers and businesses with incentives and marketing efforts.
    • Save on Energy incentive programs include heating and cooling systems, coupon promotions and lighting for small businesses.
    • More than 70 local electricity distribution companies throughout Ontario are engaged in conservation programs.
    • Engagement with stakeholders and partnerships with non-profit and for-profit entities, including technology companies, consulting firms, industry associations, educational institutions and public sector organizations.

    More information on the ENERGY STAR® Canada Awards is available here.


  • May
    26
    2016

    2015 regulation service data available

    ​As part of its ongoing efforts to help manage minor variations in generation and demand as well as encourage new entrants to Ontario's energy markets, the IESO is planning to issue a Request for Information (RFI) for additional frequency regulation service later this year. The RFI will be open to incumbent and new respondents, including prospective parties outside of Ontario (if any) and is expected to set the stage for one of the most significant expansions of the regulation market since market opening. The IESO has published sample regulation data that will allow prospective entrants into the market to analyze the data and test it on their various technologies.

    The updated Ancillary Services Market webpage, which contains a link to the dataset, is available at www.ieso.ca/ancillary-services. The announcement of the RFI itself will also be featured in a future issue of the Bulletin.


  • May
    26
    2016

    Second meeting of the Toronto Local Advisory Committee

    The second meeting of the Toronto Local Advisory Committee (LAC) is being held on Wednesday, June 1 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. The Toronto LAC has been established to provide advice on the development of the plan's options, including innovative solutions that will address the region's electricity needs.

    LAC meetings are open to the public. To access details of the meeting, including the agenda, or to review the Central Toronto regional electricity plan, please visit http://www.ieso.ca/Pages/Participate/Regional-Planning/Metro-Toronto/default.aspx.