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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.

Demand


Supply


Price


 

Recent Reports



Historical Reports

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

12,350 MW
at 3:00 a.m. EST
July 30, 2014

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5-minute Ontario Demand

12,350 MW
at 3:55 a.m. EST

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Projected Ontario Demand (next hour)

12,333 MW
at 4:00 a.m. EST

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Today's Projected Peak (Ontario)

17,548 MW
at 5:00 p.m. EST

Today's Projected Minimum (Ontario)

12,314 MW
at 3:00 a.m. EST

Market Demand

14,726 MW
at 3:00 a.m. EST

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5-minute Market Demand

14,690 MW
at 3:55 a.m. EST

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Today's Projected Peak (Market)

19,672 MW
at 5:00 p.m. EST

Today's Projected Minimum (Market)

14,316 MW
at 12:00 a.m. EST

Operating Reserve Requirement

1,418 MW
at 4:00 a.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

27,356 MW

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Generator Availability

28,485 MW
at 3:00 a.m. EST

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Nuclear Output

10,820 MW
at 3:00 a.m. EST

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Hydro Output

2,534 MW
at 3:00 a.m. EST

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Gas Output

907 MW
at 3:00 a.m. EST

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Wind Output

196 MW
at 3:00 a.m. EST

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Other Output

117 MW
at 3:00 a.m. EST

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Hourly Imports

100 MW
at 3:00 a.m. EST

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Hourly Exports

2,407 MW
at 3:00 a.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

$.98/MWh
at 3:00 a.m. EST
July 30, 2014

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Market Clearing Price
(5-minute price)

$-4.20/MWh
at 3:50 a.m. EST

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Global Adjustment
(First Estimate)

$59.76/MWh
July

Global Adjustment
(Actual)

$60.25/MWh
June

Average Weighted Price

$23.90/MWh
(2.39 cents/kWh)
for July

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Hourly Uplift Charge Estimate

$.00/MWh
at 3:00 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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Data in Action

The effects of demand response (DR) is seen in the control room every day – on a typical day, demand holds fairly flat until 7 p.m., then decreases as off-peak price period starts. With market incentive programs such as Global Adjustment Allocation and DR3, the IESO has seen at least 900 MW of DR on the hottest days of the summer.

Recent Summaries

Monthly HOEP Peaks

On Peak
8 a.m. to 8 (M-F)
46.31 $/MWh
July 2014
Off Peak
8 p.m. to 8 a.m.
(M-F, weekends, holidays)
125.28 $/MWh
July 2014
Actual   Projected
Market Demand (MW)
Hour EndingDemand 
115,064 718,331 1319,191 1919,067
215,093 818,727 1419,258 2019,177
314,726 918,937 1519,424 2119,171
414,998 1018,993 1619,660 2218,311
515,455 1118,939 1719,672 2316,705
616,952 1218,871 1819,029 2414,316
Download: XML

The Market Day

July 30, 2014

Dispatch   Pre-Dispatch
HOEP Price ($/MWh)
Hour EndingPrice 
113.48 717.05 1331.17 1921.07
213.89 817.01 1431.17 2026.16
30.98 921.12 1531.17 2126.16
410.00 1014.40 1631.17 2214.38
512.24 1119.13 1731.16 2314.31
617.04 1221.99 1826.00 24-4.40
Download: XML
Actual   Projected
Ontario Demand (MW)
Hour EndingDemand 
112,755 715,212 1316,950 1917,355
212,529 815,827 1416,998 2017,389
312,350 916,224 1517,097 2117,381
412,333 1016,414 1617,317 2216,319
512,640 1116,700 1717,548 2315,051
614,009 1216,832 1817,373 2413,989
Download: XML

Peak Tracker

Top 5 Allocated Quantity of Energy Withdrawn (AQEW) Peaks from
May 1, 2014 to April 30, 2015
RankDateHour EndingAQEW (MW)
1Jun 30, 20141720,457
2Jul 2, 20141420,143
3Jul 1, 20141719,782
4Jun 17, 20141719,439
5Jun 27, 20141719,438
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.