The Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) works at the heart of Ontario's power system. The IESO delivers key services across the electricity sector including: managing the power system in real-time, planning for the province's future energy needs, enabling conservation and designing a more efficient electricity marketplace to support sector evolution.
Regional Electricity Forums – We want to hear from you
Join others from your community to explore and provide input into the future direction of the electricity sector. These full-day forums will highlight local initiatives and discuss how local needs and perspectives can factor into broader provincial electricity planning.
Southwest Ontario Regional Electricity Forum will be held in Kitchener on November 8.
Northeast Ontario Regional Electricity Forum will be held in Timmins on November 22.
To learn more or register, see 2018 Regional Electricity Forums.
Spotlight on the electricity market
Ontario’s electricity market connects many players in the electricity system - from energy suppliers to transmitters, distributors to consumers and service providers. The IESO’s video, “What is an Electricity Market?” showcases this important component of Ontario’s electricity system. Operating the electricity market allows the IESO to ensure a reliable and cost-effective supply of electricity to Ontario.
Watch the video “What is an Electricity Market?”
Laying the foundation for a single schedule market
The release of the Single Schedule Market High-Level Design marks a milestone in the delivery of more efficient electricity markets for Ontarians. The culmination of 18 months of consultation, the document captures the decisions that will guide the move to a pricing system that more accurately reflects the costs of producing and consuming electricity, enables more informed investment and operational decisions and, ultimately, lowers costs for consumers.
Learn more about Market Renewal.
News and Updates:
- Market Renewal education and awareness sessions announced October 18, 2018
- IESO Regional Electricity Forums agendas now available October 18, 2018
- Southwest Ontario Regional Electricity Forum - Waterloo November 08, 2018
- Northeast Ontario Regional Electricity Forum - Timmins November 22, 2018