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Ontario Demand: Represents the energy supplied by the IESO-Administered Market to meet demand within Ontario. The IESO calculates Ontario Demand by subtracting scheduled exports from Total Market Demand. It is also equal to the sum of all loads (consumption) within Ontario supplied from the market, plus all line losses incurred on the IESO-controlled grid.

Market Demand: Represents the total energy supplied by the IESO-Administered Market. The IESO calculates Market Demand by summing all output from generators registered in the market plus all scheduled imports to the province. It is also equal to the sum of all load supplied from the Market plus exports from the province, plus all line losses incurred on the IESO-controlled grid.

Select Recent and Historical Reports: Click the links below to go to the latest version of select reports within the IESO Public Reports Site (.xml) and historical reports (.csv). IESO Public Reports contain a day or hour`s worth of data and historical reports provide data from 2002 to the present. For more information, the Data Directory provides a listing and explanation of all reports below as well as all other IESO reports.

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Demand Demand Inforamtion

Demand

Ontario Demand – Hourly and 5-Minute: Represents the energy supplied by the IESO-Administered Market to meet demand within Ontario. The IESO calculates Ontario Demand by subtracting scheduled exports from Total Market Demand. It is also equal to the sum of all loads (consumption) within Ontario supplied from the market, plus all line losses incurred on the IESO-controlled grid.

Market Demand – Hourly and 5 Minute: Represents the total energy supplied by the IESO-Administered Market. The IESO calculates Market Demand by summing all output from generators registered in the market plus all scheduled imports to the province. It is also equal to the sum of all load supplied from the Market plus exports from the province, plus all line losses incurred on the IESO-controlled grid.

Today’s Projected Peak (at time): Represents the projected maximum amount of electricity required to meet peak Ontario and Market Demand for the day. Project demand can change throughout the day as the weather, system status and other factors that affect demand and supply also change. Where two intervals have the same projected peak, the earlier hour will be reported.

Today’s Projected Minimum (at time): Represents the lowest projected amount of electricity required to meet Ontario and Market Demand for the day.

Operating Reserve Requirement: Generation or load reduction capacity that the IESO can call upon on short notice to restore a balance between supply and demand, in the event of an unexpected demand increase or generator outage. The IESO purchases defined amounts of Operating Reserve from participants via three real-time markets.


Ontario Demand

14,179 MW
at 2:00 p.m. EST
September 20, 2014

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5-minute Ontario Demand

14,286 MW
at 2:55 p.m. EST

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Projected Ontario Demand (next hour)

14,265 MW
at 3:00 p.m. EST

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Today's Projected Peak (Ontario)

15,581 MW
at 8:00 p.m. EST

Today's Projected Minimum (Ontario)

11,412 MW
at 4:00 a.m. EST

Market Demand

17,469 MW
at 2:00 p.m. EST

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5-minute Market Demand

17,826 MW
at 2:55 p.m. EST

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Today's Projected Peak (Market)

19,147 MW
at 7:00 p.m. EST

Today's Projected Minimum (Market)

12,953 MW
at 12:00 a.m. EST

Operating Reserve Requirement

1,418 MW
at 3:00 p.m. EST

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Supply Supply Inforamtion

Supply

Generator Availability at Peak: Total amount of Ontario electricity generation available to produce energy at the predicted demand peak hour.

Generator Availability (at time): Total amount of Ontario electricity generation available to produce energy as per the previous hour’s output reports.

Output (by Fuel Type): Energy production by generators, 20 MW or greater, by fuel type (nuclear, hydro, gas, wind and other – mostly woodwaste), published 30 minutes following the dispatching hour.

Hourly Imports: Total amount of scheduled electricity imported into Ontario, from neighbouring jurisdictions – Michigan, Manitoba, Minnesota, Quebec and New York.

Hourly Exports: Total amount of scheduled electricity exported from Ontario to neighbouring jurisdictions - Michigan, Manitoba, Minnesota, Quebec and New York.


Generator Availability at Peak

28,143 MW

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Generator Availability

29,335 MW
at 2:00 p.m. EST

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Nuclear Output

11,630 MW
at 2:00 p.m. EST

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Hydro Output

3,631 MW
at 2:00 p.m. EST

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Gas Output

190 MW
at 2:00 p.m. EST

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Wind Output

1,753 MW
at 2:00 p.m. EST

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Other Output

70 MW
at 2:00 p.m. EST

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Hourly Imports

170 MW
at 2:00 p.m. EST

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Hourly Exports

3,280 MW
at 2:00 p.m. EST

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Price Price Inforamtion

Price

Current Hourly Ontario Energy Price (HOEP): Charged to Local Distribution Companies and large customers who use more than 250,000 kWh a year. HOEP is also paid to self-scheduling generators. HOEP is the hourly arithmetic average of the uniform Ontario energy price determined for each of the 12, 5-minute dispatch intervals in a particular hour.

Market Clearing Price (5-Minute Price): Calculated every five minutes, 12 times an hour. This is the price paid to generators and charged to dispatchable load.

Global Adjustment: Accounts for the difference between the market price and the rates paid to regulated and contracted generators and for conservation and demand management programs.

The First Estimate: Published at the beginning of the month and incorporates a forecast of Ontario demand to project the revenue needed to cover the global adjustment costs for that month. It also takes into account variances from previous months. Actual Global Adjustment costs for the previous month are also posted.

Average Weighted Price (Month): The Hourly Ontario Energy Price weighted by the amount of electricity used throughout the province within each hour, with adjustments.

Hourly Uplift Settlement Charge: The Estimated Hourly Uplift Settlement Charges presents hourly estimates of this charge which covers the costs of Operating Reserve, Congestion Management Settlement Credits, Intertie Offer Guarantee payments (IOG), and other hourly costs such as energy losses on the IESO-controlled grid.


Current Hourly Ontario Energy Price

$-4.23/MWh
at 2:00 p.m. EST
September 20, 2014

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Market Clearing Price
(5-minute price)

$.00/MWh
at 2:50 p.m. EST

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Global Adjustment
(First Estimate)

$80.49/MWh
September

Global Adjustment
(Actual)

$67.61/MWh
August

Average Weighted Price

$17.48/MWh
(1.75 cents/kWh)
for September

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Hourly Uplift Charge Estimate

$1.00/MWh
at 11:00 a.m. EST

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Demand Overview

Read more about Ontario’s demand trends, records and seasonal peaks.

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Supply Overview

Learn about Ontario’s current supply mix, a history of generation capability, and yearly imports and export values.

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Price Overview

Historical prices including monthly average prices, Global Adjustment charge, and other electricity-related prices.

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Monthly HOEP Peaks

On Peak
8 a.m. to 8 (M-F)
90.20 $/MWh
September 2014
Off Peak
8 p.m. to 8 a.m.
(M-F, weekends, holidays)
126.61 $/MWh
September 2014
Actual   Projected
Market Demand (MW)
Hour EndingDemand 
115,288 715,804 1317,604 1919,147
214,906 817,128 1417,469 2018,251
314,660 917,492 1517,987 2117,457
414,663 1017,683 1618,458 2216,599
514,902 1117,699 1718,626 2316,292
615,411 1217,606 1818,931 2412,953
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The Market Day

September 20, 2014

Dispatch   Pre-Dispatch
HOEP Price ($/MWh)
Hour EndingPrice 
1-4.44 7-4.54 13-0.38 194.92
2-4.57 8-1.40 14-4.23 20-4.20
3-4.63 9-0.71 15-0.05 21-4.50
4-4.69 102.87 169.00 22-4.50
5-4.58 110.43 179.00 23-4.40
6-4.38 12-0.01 184.27 24-129.00
Download: XML
Actual   Projected
Ontario Demand (MW)
Hour EndingDemand 
111,816 712,725 1314,213 1915,451
211,451 813,537 1414,179 2015,581
311,248 914,257 1514,265 2114,943
411,112 1014,391 1614,547 2214,076
511,323 1114,439 1714,978 2313,174
611,898 1214,385 1815,016 2412,418
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Peak Tracker

Top 5 Allocated Quantity of Energy Withdrawn (AQEW) Peaks from
May 1, 2014 to April 30, 2015
RankDateHour EndingAQEW (MW)
1Jul 22, 20141720,744
2Jun 30, 20141720,457
3Jul 2, 20141420,144
4Jul 21, 20141819,873
5Jul 1, 20141719,783
Download: XML

The IESO uses the "Hour Ending" naming convention for the hours in a day. For example, Hour 1 is from 12 a.m. to 1 a.m., Hour 2 is from 1 a.m. to 2 a.m. Hours 1-24 are the hours from midnight one day through midnight the next day. Eastern Standard Time is used year round.