Non-Emitting Resources Subcommittee

The MRWG has struck a non-emitting resources subcommittee to ensure that Market Renewal addresses the unique characteristics of non-emitting resources and to consider the potential for additional incentive mechanisms to meet low carbon policy objectives.

The focus of the subcommittee will be to explore the following three areas for non-emitting resources:

  1. Participation: future integration and barriers to participation for non-emitting resources in the proposed Market Renewal design scope;
  2. Market efficiencies: market impacts associated with higher levels of non-emitting resources with very low to zero marginal costs; and
  3. Commercial mechanisms: the potential need for additional incentive mechanisms to value environmental attributes and support net zero / low carbon emission facilities.

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Terms of Reference (Final)

The Non-emitting Resources Subcommittee needs you

The IESO has issued the first of a two phased a Request for Information on the role of non-emitting resources in the new electricity marketplace.

The first phase is about understanding non-emitting resource technologies and how they participate in Ontario’s current and future market. Responses were required by Friday, May 4, 2018.

Phase two, to be issued at the end of the summer, will be informed by the information received in the first phase and will be more technical in nature, requesting more detailed information on project development, project economics and additional considerations.

See the Request for Information engagement webpage for additional information.

Schedule of Activities



Expected Actions

October 10, 2018

 Subcommittee Meeting


September 21, 2018


Webcast Registration URL:

 August 30, 2018


Feedback from the July 24, 2018 meeting:

Feedback from the August 16, 2018 meeting:


August 16, 2018

Subcommittee Meeting


July 24, 2018

Subcommittee Meeting


June 15, 2018

NERSC Engagement Update


April 5, 2018

NERSC Technical Conference


February 16, 2018

Minutes of Meeting

Subcommittee Meeting

Stakeholder Feedback

IESO Response to Stakeholder Feedback

Recording of RFI Webinar

January 22, 2018

Minutes of Meeting

Subcommittee Meeting

December 7, 2017

Minutes of Meeting

Subcommittee Meeting

Stakeholder Feedback on Draft Terms of Reference


November 2, 2017

Minutes of Meeting

Subcommittee Meeting