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  • February

    Save on Energy training and support update

    The IESO has five new training incentives that are now available to help LDC customers achieve greater savings. The new incentives cover up to 50% of the cost for the following courses:

    • Dollars to $ense Energy Management Workshops

    • RETScreen Expert Training

    • Advanced Building Recommissioning Training

    • Compressed Air Challenge® Training

    • Custom Training: Ideal for large industrial, commercial or institutional customers undertaking complex retrofit projects.  Funding for custom training will be approved by the IESO on a case-by-case basis

    Details on all IESO training incentives are available on the Save on Energy Training and Support webpage, along with the training incentive application form, where eligibility criteria are outlined. 

    These five new incentives join the four existing incentives that the IESO provides, including Certified Energy Manager®, Building Operator Certification®, Certified Measurement and Verification Professional® and Building Commissioning Professional Certification.  

    When it comes to energy savings, installing the right technologies is only the beginning. Energy management training provides the skills to ensure technologies are properly commissioned and operated. Whether working toward industry-recognized accreditation or looking to build a foundation of energy-efficiency knowledge, Save on Energy training and support incentives make it easy to access the most up-to-date training available.

    If you have any questions or require additional support, contact efficiency.training@ieso.ca.

  • February

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

    The plan is posted for review under Release 37.1 on the Release Calendar.

    This plan contains a change to increase the retention period for the AQEW/AQEI monthly report. In response to stakeholder feedback, this change will allow participants to retrieve reports for 12 months from the IESO Reports Site.

    Feedback on this Release Plan for changes to IESO IT systems is due by March 8. Comments and feedback can be sent to pending.changes@ieso.ca.

  • February

    Transmission Rights Auction update

    On March 1, the IESO will implement changes to the Transmission Rights (TR) Auction process. These changes include an introduction of a monthly financial report as well as updates to the long-term (LT) & short-term (ST) pre-auction reports.

    Details of these changes were presented to stakeholders in December 2016. The presentation is posted on the Transmissions Rights Market Review stakeholder engagement web page.

    Starting with the May ST auction, the calculation of the number of TRs offered will be based on the revised process and pre-auction reports will be published in the new format. There are no changes to the April ST auction process.

    For any questions or concerns, contact the IESO at customer.relations@ieso.ca.