Demand Response Auction

The IESO’s annual Demand Response (DR) Auction provides a transparent and cost-effective way to select the most competitive providers of DR, while ensuring that all providers are held to the same performance obligations.

There are a number of timelines organizations must adhere to in order to take part in the Demand Response Auction.

2020 DR Auction Timelines

2019 DR Auction Timelines

2018 DR Auction Timelines

2017 DR Auction Timelines

Notice of Force Majeure

Under the Market Rules, the IESO is required to publish notices of Force Majeure submitted by Market Participants and any updates thereto (Chapter 1, section 13.3.12). The notices and updates included on this page are published in accordance with that requirement, and were received from Demand Response Market Participants. The notices and updates correspond to ongoing Force Majeure Events.

Related Information

Auction Reports: Pre-Auction Report, Post-Auction Report

Market Manual 12: Demand Response Auction

DR Auction Calendar: IESO Market Calendars

Auction workbook training guide: Introduction to the Capacity Auction