Non-Emitting Resource Request for Information

This Request for Information (RFI) is being issued by the IESO to assist in the gathering of information required to better understand how non-emitting resources can participate in current and future IESO markets in order to contribute to a reliable electricity system in Ontario, today and tomorrow.

The RFI will gather information on the technical characteristics of existing resources and potential projects, as well as aim to gain a better understanding of the barriers facing different resource types from participating in the IESO’s administered markets. Information from the technical component and barriers to participation will better inform the work of the IESO’s Market Renewal Program (MRP) and Non-Emitting Resource Subcommittee (NER-SC).

In order to support the timelines for MRP and NER-SC, this RFI is being issued in two phases:

  • Phase 1 (Q1-Q2 2018) is seeking information related to how non-emitting resources can participate in today’s and tomorrow’s electricity markets;
  • Phase 2 (proposed for Q3 2018) will focus on how non-emitting resources are developed, project economics and additional considerations.

Non-Emitting Resource RFI - Phase 1

Phase one of this RFI is focused on supporting Market Renewal by gathering information on non-emitting resource technologies, projects and facilities at various stages of development and operation to understand both the products and services that can or are being provided and any potential barriers to participation in the current or future electricity market.


July 5, 2018 -RFI Updates

There will be a RFI Phase I summary at the Non-Emitting Resource Sub-Committee meeting on July 24, 2018 in Toronto. Please see below for the NERSC meeting invite and agenda.

To register for the session, please email IESO Engagement at   

Schedule of Activities


July 24, 2018

Non-Emitting Resource Sub-Committee Meeting

May 4, 2018

RFI Submission Deadline

May 1, 2018

Responses to Questions and Comments

March 21, 2018

Final Phase 1 RFI Posted

March 2, 2018

Stakeholder Feedback                        

February 16, 2018

NER-SC meeting with RFI webinar

 February 15, 2018

Draft RFI Released with Appendix A

Summary of feedback posted

January 17, 2018

Deadline for stakeholders feedback on December 21, 2017 Webinar. See accordion below.

 December 21, 2017

 NER-SC and Non-Emitting Resources RFI Webinar

Non-Emitting Resources Request for Information (RFI)- Stakeholder Feedback

This section lists feedback submissions received in response to the December 21 Non-Emitting Resource Subcommittee webinar.

January 17, 2018

Deadline for stakeholders to submit feedback on materials and issues discussed at the December 21 webinar

Stakeholder Feedback