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Dispatch Methodology and Processes (SE-61)

​The IESO has initiated dialogue with key stakeholders to discuss both current and future dispatch issues. The initial discussions will help the IESO determine the most effective methods of gathering stakeholder input on this initiative, and help determine the issues and approach for the next phase of this initiative.

The future will see new resources with different characteristics from those currently existing in Ontario, and the IESO must ensure that the market maintains sufficient drivers to guarantee reliable and efficient load-following and dispatch capability. The IESO would also like to improve the reliability and capability of the current resources by examining existing dispatch issues.

Dispatch issues have also been discussed by the Market Surveillance Panel (MSP) in several of their bi-annual reports, including the latest report issued January 2009.

Stakeholder Engagement Plan (Revised, March 18, 2010)
Stakeholder Engagement Plan (Revised, July 27, 2009)

Previous versions of the Stakeholder Engagement Plan are available upon request.

For more information on this stakeholder initiative or to participate in the next meeting, email stakeholder.engagement@ieso.ca.

Schedule of Activities


Supporting Material

Expected Actions

​April 2010

​Consultation closed

Q2 2011

Revisit status of engagement

Update to stakeholder plan

March 11, 2010

Q1 2010

IESO to publish a paper describing the longer-term issues and scope of studies to address those issues.

Stakeholders to provide written feedback.

February 4, 2010

Update: See Stakeholder Initiatives for First Quarter - 2010

September 24, 2009

Paper describing the consolidated findings from meetings with stakeholders and identified problems.

Dialogue - stakeholder input.

July 27, 2009

Revision to Stakeholder Engagement Plan

Stakeholder to review and comment on changes.

March 6, 2009

Comments received on SE-79 (More Efficient Uniform Price Study) that are related to SE-61

February 9, 2009

Revision to stakeholder engagement plan

Stakeholder to review and comment on changes

February 5, 2009

The IESO issued the Request for Quotations for the DSO review

RFQ send to selected parties for consideration

November 20, 2008

Revision to stakeholder engagement plan

Stakeholder to review and comment on changes

October 30, 2008

Presentation to Stakeholder Advisory Committee members on the summary of the consolidated findings from individual meetings with stakeholders

Feedback from Committee members

June 4, 2008

Presentation to initiate discussion with Stakeholder Advisory Committee members

Feedback from Committee members

June to August, 2008

IESO will engage directly with stakeholders to receive input and to assist in gathering information on relevant experience in other markets

Dialogue - one-on-one stakeholder input

April 18, 2008

IESO to review known issues, investigate alternatives

  • No changes to Stakeholder Engagement Plan

IESO to publish revised stakeholder engagement plan

April 10, 2008

Deadline for written input from stakeholders
Stakeholder Feedback

IESO to post feedback from stakeholders

March 20, 2008

Publish stakeholder engagement plan for feedback from stakeholders

Stakeholders to provide written feedback