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  • September
    22
    2016

    Save the date: October 19 Stakeholder Advisory Committee meeting

    Registration is now open for the October 19 Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC) meeting. The meeting will take place in the morning and you can register by emailing engagement@ieso.ca.

    SAC meetings provide a forum for its members and other participants to be informed of IESO activities and to provide timely advice and feedback on important matters concerning Ontario's electricity sector. All SAC material is available at: http://www.ieso.ca/SAC.

  • September
    22
    2016

    IESO responses to stakeholder feedback on province-wide pay-for-performance program and whole home pilot program

    The IESO has posted responses to feedback for the province-wide pay-for-performance program and the whole home pilot program. Close to 300 questions and comments were received from interested parties.

    IESO responses to feedback on the province-wide pay-for-performance program have been posted here along with updates on the next phases of engagement.

    IESO responses to feedback on the province-wide whole home pilot program have been posted here.

  • September
    22
    2016

    Reminder: October 13/14 public training courses

    The IESO is hosting an Introduction to Ontario Physical Markets course on October 13 and a Settlements/Commercial Reconciliation course on October 14.
     
    The Introduction course is targeted towards people new to Ontario's electricity market and teaches the basics of how to participate and how the market works. The Settlements course is focused on everything market participants will need to understand and reconcile settlement statements and invoices.
     
    To register for these courses, please email marketplacetraining@ieso.ca

  • September
    22
    2016

    IESO and PowerStream collaborating on a grid/LDC coordination project

    As the system operator, the IESO is looking into ways to enhance reliability and efficiency through the coordination of IESO- and local distribution company (LDC)-controlled resources. The IESO is also interested in learning more about the impact of new technologies and integrated systems on the operation on the bulk power system, the information that needs to be shared between the LDC and the IESO, and the reliability services that could be provided by these types of solutions in the future. PowerStream’s POWER.HOUSE project was initiated to study the feasibility of distributed energy resources as an alternative to the traditional wires solution for delivering electricity to customers. Due to the complementary nature of these two initiatives, the IESO and PowerStream have decided to work together on a grid/LDC coordination project.
     
    There are a number of objectives for the study, including:
    • exploring how to enhance reliability and efficiency through coordination of IESO- and LDC-controlled resources
    • studying the feasibility for increased adoption of residential solar storage type technologies within the LDC sector by using PowerStream’s POWER.HOUSE initiative as a test case
    • better understanding the grid integration and operability impacts from increased adoption of systems like POWER.HOUSE within the distribution sector.
    More information will be shared about the project as it progresses.

  • September
    22
    2016

    Target Release Plan for changes to IESO IT systems posted for review

    The target release plan is now posted for review under Release 36.1 on the Release Calendar.

    One change has been added to update the IESO Commercial Reconciliation System with ramp-down CMSC charges. This change was previously communicated as part of Release 36.0.
     
    Comments and feedback can be sent to pending.changes@ieso.ca.