Instructor-Led Courses

Introduction to Ontario's Physical Markets

This one-day workshop provides a basic explanation of Ontario's physical markets.

Target audience: Those new to Ontario's competitive wholesale electricity market.

Date: October 12, 2017 (9am to 5pm). Registration is closed - the next course will be offered in Spring 2018.

Course and registration details

 Topics covered:

  • Who can participate and who must?
  • What markets are included?
  • How and when are prices determined?
  • Which prices apply to which participants?
  • What is congestion and how does it impact the marketplace?
  • How are congestion management settlement credits calculated?
  • How does Ontario's IESO determine who supplies energy and operating reserve in real-time?
  • What is the Day-Ahead Commitment Process?
  • How do imports and exports fit in?
  • What is the demand response auction?
  • How do ramp rates affect prices?
  • What are physical bilateral contracts and how can they be used?

Location: Four Points by Sheraton Toronto Airport
6257 Airport Road, Mississauga, ON L4V 1E4

To register:  https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/ieso-marketplace-training-courses-tickets-37214516621
Questions Please call 905 855 4142 or email marketplacetraining@ieso.ca.

Fee:  $395 + applicable taxes
Non-refundable but substitutions are allowed.
 

Settlements/Commercial Reconciliation

This half-day course includes both a presentation and a hands-on workshop.

Target audience: Those who work with settlement statements and invoices.

Date: October 13, 2017 (9am to 12pm). Registration is closed - the next course will be offered in Spring 2018.

Course and registration details

Topics covered:

  • How do I retrieve statements and invoices?
  • What can I do when a preliminary statement is incorrect?
  • How will I know when changes have been made as a result of a successful Notice of Disagreement?
  • How can I reconcile daily statements with a monthly invoice?
  • What detailed data is available for use in verifying my statements?

Location: Four Points by Sheraton Toronto Airport
6257 Airport Road, Mississauga, ON L4V 1E4

To register:  https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/ieso-marketplace-training-courses-tickets-37214516621
Questions Please call 905 855 4142 or email marketplacetraining@ieso.ca.

Fee:  $195 + applicable taxes
Non-refundable, but substitutions are allowed

Interjurisdictional Energy Trading

This half day course will provide energy traders, managers and settlement professionals a practical understanding of import/export trade in Ontario's physical markets.

Target audience:  New Traders, new entrants to the  Ontario's electricity markets, support and operations people involved in the energy markets, settlement and accounting personnel, as well as individuals working in organizations such as energy trading companies, banks, energy producers, government and associated organizations.

Date:  October 13, 2017 (1pm to 4pm). Registration is closed - the next course will be offered in Spring 2018.

Course and registration details

Topics covered:

  • In which markets can importers and exporters participate?

  • How are import/export prices determined? How are they impacted by Ontario prices?

  • What are the timelines for scheduling imports and exports?

  • How do Net Interchange Schedule Limits affect transactions?

  • How do congestion management settlement credits apply to imports and exports?

  • What is an Intertie Offer Guarantee; how is it calculated?

  • What about tax treatment for imports and exports?

  • What is a Transmission Right (TR)?

  • What are the requirements to participate in the TR market?

  • How are payments to TR holders determined?

  • How does the TR auction process work?

  • How importers and exporters can be involved in the Day-Ahead Commitment Process?

  • How are imports and exports settled?

Location: Four Points by Sheraton Toronto Airport
6257 Airport Road, Mississauga, ON L4V 1E4

To register:  https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/ieso-marketplace-training-courses-tickets-37214516621
Questions Please call 905 855 4142 or email marketplacetraining@ieso.ca.

A basic understanding of how Ontario electricity market works is beneficial and can be attained by attending the Introduction to Ontario's Physical Markets course. 

Fee:  $195 + applicable taxes
Non-refundable, but substitutions are allowed

Introduction to Ontario’s Demand Response Auction

This one hour webinar provides an overview of the Demand Response Auction and how it integrates into Ontario’s Physical Markets. This course is ideal for those seeking an opportunity to learn the basics of how to deliver demand response capacity to the IESO- controlled grid.

Target audience:  DR Auction participants who are either new or existing dispatchable loads or aggregators of load.

Contributors who are smaller, typically non-revenue meter load aggregated into a single resource will learn how they may be expected to perform as part of an aggregated load.

Date: February 7, 2018