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Large Renewable Procurement

  

Ministerial Directive

 

Large Renewable Procurement (LRP) Engagement

Having completed the LRP I procurement, the IESO is seeking feedback from stakeholders, municipalities and Aboriginal communities to understand what improvements can be made prior to the second round of large renewable procurement (LRP II).

This page contains stakeholder engagement materials related to LRP II. Important information such as the posting of draft documentation and information about webinars will be posted here. For all other updates about LRP see the LRP home page.

Should you have any questions or comments on the future engagement, please send them to engagement@ieso.ca.


LRP II RFQ Process Cancellation – September 27, 2016

Further to the Minister of Energy’s September 27, 2016, direction announcing the government’s intention to suspend the Large Renewable Procurement, the IESO is cancelling the LRP II RFQ process and will not be commencing the subsequent LRP II RFP process. Additional details will be provided over the coming days to RFQ Applicants regarding the next steps associated with the cancellation of the LRP II RFQ process.


Final LRP II RFQ Materials Posted – July 29, 2016

The IESO has posted final materials for the LRP II Request for Qualifications (RFQ), including the final LRP II RFQ and all associated Prescribed Forms. The LRP II RFQ has undergone minor revisions based on the comments received during the draft RFQ period. A blackline of the changes (from draft to final) has been posted, along with a summary of the key feedback themes and the IESO’s responses. These and all other posted materials are available in the Program Resources section of the LRP website.

As the LRP II procurement has now formally launched, all questions and comments related to the LRP II RFQ must be submitted to LRP@ieso.ca.


LRP II Technical Session Discussion Materials – July 19, 2016

To support the discussion at Thursday's LRP II Connection Availability Technical Session, the IESO has posted two LRP II connection discussion papers. The initial LRP II TS and Circuit TAT tables have also been posted.

As a reminder, registration information for the Technical Session is outlined in the update below. Should you have any questions or comments on the planned LRP engagement, please send them to engagement@ieso.ca.

Following the morning Technical Session, the IESO will host a short breakout session specifically on technological upgrades and optimization. The IESO has now posted the Prescribed Form – Technical Upgrades and Optimization Questionnaire for review and comment. The Prescribed Form will be discussed during the breakout session.

Feedback on the content of this Prescribed Form will be accepted until July 22, 2016. Feedback can be submitted to engagement@ieso.ca.


Upcoming LRP II Technical Session – July 21, 2016

Updated: July 12, 2016

The IESO will be hosting an in-person and web-simulcast technical session during the morning of July 21st to discuss technical issues affecting LRP II. The session will focus on the connection testing process and assumptions, and IESO Planning staff will be in attendance. See the
Technical Session agenda.

LRP II Connection Availability Technical Session
Date: Thursday, July 21, 2016
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Location: Toronto Congress Centre
In-person RSVP: engagement@ieso.ca
Webcast Registration URL: http://www.meetview.com/ieso20160721LRP

Supporting discussion materials will be posted for review in advance of the Technical Session.

The Technical Session is open to all interested participants. Interested parties can register by contacting engagement@ieso.ca. Please note that the session will be focused only on technical aspects of LRP II. No broader LRP II topics will be discussed in this forum.

Further to the June 10, 2016, Minister of Energy’s direction, the IESO is exploring opportunities to procure additional generation resulting from technological upgrades to and optimization of existing renewable generation facilities. The IESO is interested in receiving feedback on the types of technologies that could be considered for inclusion in LRP II, procurement considerations for these technologies, contract considerations and any other relevant information. Therefore, following the morning Technical Session, the IESO will host a short breakout session specifically on technological upgrades and optimization. Interested parties can register by contacting engagement@ieso.ca. Similar to the morning session, no broader LRP II topics will be discussed.

LRP II Technological Upgrades and Optimization Discussion
Date: Thursday, July 21, 2016
Time: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
In-person RSVP: engagement@ieso.ca
Webcast Registration URL: http://www.meetview.com/ieso20160721LRP


Draft LRP II RFQ Posted for Review and Feedback

Updated June 27, 2016

The IESO has posted the draft Request for Qualifications (LRP II RFQ) and associated Prescribed Forms for review and comment. The draft LRP II RFQ builds on the LRP I RFQ, as well as on feedback received on all aspects of the LRP I process and reflects the policy direction from the Minister of Energy outlined in the April 5, 2016, and June 10, 2016 directions.

Comments and feedback on the draft LRP II RFQ and the associated Prescribed Forms can be provided via email to engagement@ieso.ca using the feedback form posted below. Please submit your feedback on or before July 14, 2016.

A webinar will be offered on July 12, 2016, at 1:00 p.m. to provide an overview of the draft LRP II RFQ. To register for the webinar please use the following registration link: http://www.meetview.com/ieso20160712/.

Draft LRP II RFQ Materials:

IESO Responses to LRP Feedback

The IESO appreciates the feedback received in response to the LRP Feedback Survey, which was available between April 12, 2016, and May 3, 2016. Feedback was also received during the April 12, 2016, webinar, and over the course of the LRP I process. All feedback has been reviewed and has been posted to the LRP Engagement page, below.  The IESO has summarized the feedback under key themes and has provided a document outlining how the feedback will be considered by the IESO over the course of LRP II:

LRP II Engagement – Survey Results and IESO Responses

In addition, the LRP Engagement Plan has now been finalized and incorporates the feedback received:

Final LRP II Stakeholder and Community Engagement Plan

Planned Connection Availability Technical Session

The IESO will be hosting an in-person and web-enabled session in Toronto with interested parties to discuss technical issues affecting LRP II. The session will focus on the connection testing process and assumptions, and IESO Planning staff will be in attendance. Details of the session and registration information will be provided shortly. An initial LRP II TS and Circuit TAT table will be posted prior to the session in conjunction with a discussion paper on a proposed approach to providing detailed connection availability information over the course of LRP II. 

In the meantime, the background information on the LRP I connection testing parameters and assumptions that was presented during the April 15, 2014, webinar can be found here.

Next Steps

Following the comment period for the draft LRP II RFQ (ending July 14, 2016), the IESO will finalize the LRP II RFQ. The final LRP II RFQ will be launched by August 1, 2016.

Interested parties should subscribe to LRP email updates to ensure they are kept aware of any updates related to the LRP.



Schedule of Activities

​Date/Agenda/Minutes​Activities​Expected Actions
​September 27, 2016
LRP II Engagement Closed
​August 2, 2016IESO Response to Feedback
​July 22, 2016 Feedback on the LRP II Questionnaire: Technological Upgrades and Optimization of Existing Generation Facilities
​July 21, 2016 ​LRP II Connection Availability Technical Session
​July 14, 2016 ​Respondent Feedback
​July 12, 2016 Webinar (1:00 - 3:00 p.m.)
​May 30, 2016 Consolidated Responses to the online survey (redacted) Hard copy survey responses (redacted) Separate Feedback submissions
​April 12, 2016 Webinar (1:00 - 3:00 p.m.) LRP II Stakeholder Engagement Webinar – Additional Q&A (posted May 6, 2016)
LRP Feedback Survey (pdf)

LRP Feedback Survey (Online)
​March 31, 2016 Commence LRP II engagement initiative
March 3, 2016 Communication
February 4, 2016Communication