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Renewable Integration (SE-91)

​Ontario's Long Term Energy Plan reinforces the investment focus on renewable generation under the Green Energy and Green Economy Act (GEA) and the Ontario Power Authority's Feed-In-Tariff (FIT) program. The Plan acknowledges the significant commitments made to date - 5,800 MW of variable generation projects, primarily wind, are underway and are expected to be in commercial operation by the end of 2012, with 10,700 MW targeted for 2018.

The IESO needs to be in a position to register and incorporate this variable generation into power system operations and IESO-administered markets. This stakeholder initiative will discuss design principles for forecasting, dispatch, visibility and future markets for wind and solar generation, as appropriate. This initiative builds on the forecasting work previously done in Renewable and Embedded Generation (SE-57).

Renewable Integration is of interest to many stakeholders. Local distribution companies, generators of all types (particularly wind and solar generators), and energy agencies, will have the most interest in this initiative, and its related policies, standards, and market rule changes.

This stakeholder engagement plan has been developed to define the opportunity for stakeholder involvement in the integration of renewable generation.

Draft Stakeholder Engagement Plan
Final Stakeholder Engagement Plan (Updated December 9, 2010)
Revised Stakeholder Engagement Plan (Updated February 15, 2011)
Terms of Reference for Floor Price Focus Group (Draft)
Terms of Reference for Floor Price Focus Group (Final)


Schedule of Activities

Date

Activity

Expected Actions

​January, 2014​Consultation closed
​November 5, 2013Final Evaluation of Stakeholder Engagement Effectiveness

​October 25, 2013

​​​Renewable Integration Initiative (SE-91) Survey

September 6, 2013

Dispatch of Variable Generators to begin on September 11

August 14, 2013

Stakeholder Feedback

IESO Response to Stakeholder Feedback

July 29, 2013
Agenda
Minutes

Fifth Meeting of the Floor Price Focus Group

June 5, 2013

Stakeholder Feedback

May 22, 2013
Agenda

SE-91 Meeting

February 21, 2013
Agenda
Minutes

SE-91 Meeting

Stakeholder Feedback

December 13, 2012
Agenda
Minutes

SE-91 Meeting

Stakeholder Feedback

November 9, 2012
Minutes

Fourth meeting of the Floor Price Focus Group

August 22, 2012

Stakeholder Feedback

August 16, 2012

August 8, 2012
Agenda
Minutes

July 12, 2012

  • Communication - Market rule amendments for dispatch and floor prices posted

July 11, 2012

Stakeholder Feedback

June 27, 2012
Agenda
Minutes

Third meeting of the Floor Price Focus Group

May 3, 2012
Agenda
Minutes

SE-91 Meeting

Stakeholder Feedback

The IESO will provide an update on the Floor Price Focus Group, including additional feedback and supporting analysis, and discuss centralized forecasting publication requirements.

March 26, 2012

Communication, Floor Price Focus Group Update

January 24, 2012
Agenda
Minutes

Second meeting of the Floor Price Focus Group

The Floor Price Focus Group will review and discuss Market Participant submissions on the IESO's Dispatch Order for Baseload Generation discussion paper. The IESO will present responses to Market Participant feedback, provide supporting analysis, and discuss next steps.

December 19, 2011

Deadline to submit feedback on the Dispatch Order for Baseload Generation Discussion Paper

Stakeholder Feedback

The IESO is seeking to clarify the technical and regulatory limitations of baseload generators, as outlined in the discussion paper.

Please submit your response to stakeholder.engagement@ieso.ca

November 21, 2011
Agenda
Minutes

First meeting of the Floor Price Focus Group

November 7, 2011

First meeting of the Dispatch Technical Working Group - updates will be available on the DTWG webpage

October 21, 2011
Agenda

Webinar for embedded generators (additional information to be posted)

September 26, 2011
Agenda

LDC Webinar - "Renewable Integration - What it means to LDCs and their Customers"               

Communication: Request for Information from LDCs on Renewable Generation Projects

Stakeholder Feedback

September 19, 2011

Proposed changes to IESO Documents posted on Pending Changes

Stakeholders to comment on proposed changes by September 30 to pending.changes@ieso.ca.

July 28, 2011

Variable generation data registration forms posted for comment on Pending Changes

Market Rule Reference

Once finalized, variable generators will use these forms to submit site specific data for centralized forecasting and visibility purposes.

May 12, 2011

New Dispatch Technical Working Group - updates are available on the Dispatch Technical Working Group webpage

May 12, 2011
Agenda
Minutes

Meeting with stakeholders to provide an update on work completed through the Visibility Technical Working Group; discuss design details associated with Design Principles 7, 8 and 9; and provide an overview of the next steps.

Stakeholder Feedback

All meeting materials will be posted no less than 10 business days prior to the meeting.

March 9, 2011

Final Design Principles Posted

March 3, 2011

First meeting of Visibility Technical Working Group - updates are available on the Visibility Technical Working Group webpage

March 2, 2011

Presentation at the Stakeholder Advisory Committee by Paul Murphy, President and CEO on Renewable Integration

March 2, 2011
Agenda
Minutes

The IESO will respond to stakeholder feedback, provide some additional background information in support of the Design Principles, and discuss next steps.

All meeting materials will be posted no less than five business days prior to the meeting Presentation/Discussion

February 22, 2011

Conference call to discuss the Terms of Reference for the Visibility Technical Working Group and updated Stakeholder Engagement Plan

Deadline for stakeholder feedback on the Terms of Reference and the updated Stakeholder Engagement Plan is February 24, 2011

Deadline for stakeholders to apply for membership on Visibility Technical Working Group is February 24, 2011

February 1, 2011
Agenda
Minutes (Revised)

Conference call to provide a summary of feedback on comments received, and ask clarifying questions. IESO will provide an update on next steps and future meetings.

IESO to post stakeholder feedback Presentation/Discussion

January 17, 2011

Stakeholder Feedback

IESO to post stakeholder feedback

January 11, 2011
Agenda
Minutes

Meeting with stakeholders to present Design Principles (2nd meeting for those who cannot attend Dec. 16)*

Stakeholder Feedback

Deadline for stakeholder feedback by January 17, 2011

*See December 16, 2010 Presentation

December 16, 2010
Agenda
Minutes

Meeting with stakeholders to present Design Principles

Stakeholder Feedback

Deadline for stakeholder feedback by January 17, 2011

December 9, 2010

Renewable Integration Design Principles for feedback along with OPA letters.

Final Stakeholder Plan posted

Deadline for stakeholder feedback by January 17, 2011

November 18, 2010

Stakeholder Feedback

Stakeholders to provide written feedback by November 18, 2010

November 11, 2010

Communication - Reminder for Feedback on Draft Stakeholder Plan

November 4, 2010

Post and communicate stakeholder engagement plan for comments