Capacity Auction

Earlier in 2019, the IESO announced plans to evolve its demand response auction into broader capacity auctions that allow additional resources to participate. The first capacity auction was to be held this December, with participation expanded to include dispatchable generators whose contracts have expired.

As a result of a decision by the Ontario Energy Board (OEB), the IESO will no longer proceed with a capacity auction this December and will instead hold another demand response auction on December 4, 2019.

See Demand Response Auction webpage.