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.
Capacity auction to launch in December
Starting December 2019, the capacity auction will replace the existing demand response auction to enable competition between additional resource types.
The first capacity auction will run on December 4, 2019. See the capacity auction page for timelines and how to participate.
The IESO has also launched an engagement to further develop the capacity action to enable broader participation, while improving system reliability and affordability. Visit the engagement page to learn more.
Funding Programs Open
The Community Energy Champion Program (CEC) and the Education and Capacity Building Program (ECB) are currently accepting applications.
Deadline to apply is October 18, 2019.
Ontario's First Local Electricity Market
In an effort to save costs and find affordable alternatives to building new transmission infrastructure, Ontario’s first ever local electricity market is launching in York Region.
The local electricity market will allow resources like solar panels, energy storage, and consumers capable of reducing their electricity use to compete to be available during periods of high demand. Leveraging existing local resources could help avoid the need to invest in new transmission lines and stations, while competition will drive down costs.
View the news release to learn more.
News and Updates:
- Toronto to host the APEx 2019 Conference, October 9-11 September 05, 2019
- Windsor-Essex Integrated Regional Resource Plan posted September 05, 2019