Achievable Potential Study LDC Working Group

2016 Achievable Potential Study Completed

The 2016 Achievable Potential Study is now complete. The results are comprised of two components: an energy efficiency study (that includes both a short-term and long-term assessment of energy savings potential) and a behind-the-meter generation study. The Achievable Potential Study will be used to inform the mid-term review of the Conservation First Framework, and will be a useful tool to inform program development and regional and long-term energy planning. 

The Achievable Potential Study component reports, as well as an IESO foreword and FAQs, are provided below. Note: The Achievable Potential Study energy efficiency reports have been updated since their publication on June 30, 2016.


For the purposes of developing the above study, a local distribution company (LDC) Working Group was established. In accordance with the terms set out in the Energy Conservation Agreement (ECA) between the IESO and each LDC, the Working Group was composed of IESO staff and LDC representatives from Toronto Hydro, Hydro One and ten others, with service areas in different planning regions across Ontario. Representatives of the Ontario Ministry of Energy, the Ontario Energy Board, the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, natural gas utilities and the Electricity Distributors Association participated in the Working Group as observers.

The Working Group held regular meetings throughout the study process. Key information, including minutes of meetings, were made available on this web page to provide information and updates on the study and progress towards key milestones.

Membership

Energy Conservation Agreement, Schedule C – Achievable Potential Study

Minister’s Directive (March 31, 2014) – Section 6.2

Achievable Potential Study Guideline 

LDC Working Group Terms of Reference

APS Expert Panel Members

Project Plan – Short-term Analysis

Project Plan – Long-term Analysis


Study Timeline

End March 2015 Draft Scope of Achievable Potential Study
April 2015 Final Scope of Work
May 2015 Procurement and Contracting
July 2015 Study Work Begins
March 2016 Draft Results of Study
May 2016 Final Results of Study

Working Group Meetings and Materials

Date
Agenda
Minutes

Supporting Materials

June 24, 2016

Minutes

Meeting #18

May 26, 2016

Minutes

Meeting #17

May 19, 2016

Minutes

Meeting #16

May 13, 2016

Minutes

Meeting #15

April 26, 2016

Agenda
Minutes

Meeting #14

March 4, 2016

Agenda
Minutes

Meeting #13

January 22, 2016

Agenda
Minutes

Meeting #12

November 24,2015

Agenda
Minutes

Meeting #11

October 16, 2015

Agenda
Minutes

Meeting #10

September 14, 2015

Agenda
Minutes

Meeting #9

July 28, 2015

Agenda
Minutes

Meeting #8

June 23, 2015

Agenda
Minutes

Meeting #7

May 5, 2015

Agenda
Minutes

Meeting #6

April 8, 2015

Agenda
Minutes

Meeting #5

March 13,2015

Agenda
Minutes

Meeting #4 (Webinar)

February 20, 2015

Agenda
Minutes

Meeting #3

February 4, 2015

Agenda
Minutes

Meeting #2 (Teleconference)

January 21, 2015

Agenda
Minutes

Meeting #1 of the Achievable Potential Study - LDC Working Group

October 30, 2014

Agenda

Scoping Workshop to discuss stakeholder needs for the next Achievable Potential Study