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Transmission Rights Market Review (SE-110)

​The Transmission Rights Market is a financial market that provides participants with an opportunity to purchase transmission rights (TRs) through an auction administered by the IESO.

The IESO has initiated a stakeholder consultation to review the current design of the IESO's Transmission Rights (TR) market. The consultation will be conducted in two phases:

  • Phase one will review the confidence level and current stabilization design which is intended to balance the Transmission Rights Clearing Account and find equilibrium where the number of transmission rights sold provides for the most efficient market

  • Phase two, expected to begin later in 2013, will initiate a comprehensive review of the basic design of the TR market

This initiative will be of interest to all existing and future market participants who are transmission customers (i.e., loads), participate in the transmission rights market, or transact on the interties.

This Stakeholder Engagement Plan has been developed to define the opportunity for stakeholder involvement.

Stakeholder Engagement Plan (Draft)
Stakeholder Engagement Plan (Final, May 9, 2013)

Schedule of Activities

Date Agenda/Minutes


Expected Actions

​December 12, 2016
​Phase I:  Stakeholder webinar to implement the new Reports and Process updates

Stakeholder Feedback and IESO Response

​TR Reports and Process updates to be implemented as part of Baseline 37.0 on March 1, 2017
TBD ​Phase 2 Review on Transmission Rights Market Design ​Communication and materials posted

​July 17, 2014

​Phase I of the stakeholder engagement is now completed.

​July 3, 2014

IMDC issued for stakeholder comment

​June 30, 2014IESO Response to Stakeholder Feedback
​June 23, 2014

Stakeholder Feedback

June 16, 2014

IESO Response to Stakeholder Feedback

IESO to post response to stakeholder feedback

May 16, 2014

Deadline for written input from stakeholders

Stakeholder Feedback

Stakeholders to respond to May 6 meeting materials / IESO to post feedback

May 6, 2014

Stakeholder Meeting (Webinar) to review confidence level analysis and proposal

IESO to post meeting materials

September 19, 2013

Next Steps Transmission Rights Market Review

September 2013

Summary Report of Phase 1 Stakeholder Consultation and recommendation to IESO Board of Directors

August 9, 2013

August 2, 2013

Stakeholder Feedback

July 25, 2013

Stakeholder Meeting to discuss findings and recommendations

May 30, 2013

Posting of IESO responses and final analysis plan

May 23, 2013

Deadline for written input from stakeholders

Stakeholder Feedback

May 16, 2013

Stakeholder Meeting to discuss comments, IESO responses and proposed analysis

Review and Discussion - materials posted in advance of meeting

Mid-May, 2013

Post feedback and recommendations

May 3, 2013

Stakeholder Feedback

Stakeholders to provide feedback

April 29, 2013

Information Webinar to present details of Discussion Paper

Post Materials for review in advance of meeting

April 11, 2013

Post and Communicate Stakeholder Engagement Plan and Phase 1 Discussion Paper

Review and Comment from Stakeholders