The IESO is pleased to announce that it will hold a Stakeholder Summit on June 12, 2017, at the Beanfield Centre in Toronto.

Ontario’s electricity system is undergoing a transformation in the way that electricity is generated, procured and consumed. The role of distributed energy networks and decarbonization will have impacts on how the system is operated in real time and planned for in the longer term. This full-day summit will bring together industry experts from across North America to get perspectives on how other jurisdictions are approaching their own shifting energy landscapes, as well as to explore the future direction of Ontario’s electricity system.

In conjunction with the stakeholder summit, the IESO will host a series of regional forums throughout Ontario to facilitate dialogues on province-wide, regional and local energy issues. These sessions will take place in Thunder Bay, Sudbury, London and Ottawa in fall 2017. Details will be provided as they are confirmed.

Confirmed Speakers:

Bloomberg New Energy Finance North Bay Hydro
Brookfield Energy Marketing Inc. NRG
Good Company Associates Powerconsumer Inc.
Goreway Station Partnership The Brattle Group
IESO The Regional Municipality of York
London Hydro University of Windsor

Draft Program

Examining trends to a cleaner grid: decarbonisation on electricity markets and systems and how to learn from impacts and realize potential opportunities

  • Changes in renewable investment activity
    A context setting presentation on falling renewable costs and changes to the supply mix both present and forecasted
  • Panel: Building Flexibility into the Electricity System
    A panel of experts discuss the tools and rules that should be considered as electricity systems integrate and manage the influx of emissions-free power
  • Panel: The Influence of Decarbonisation on Tomorrow’s Electricity Market
    This panel will discuss experiences in other jurisdictions with electricity markets that are seeing the effects of growing renewable resource penetration, and how markets are reacting to these shifts

Examining the expanded grid: learning how distributed energy networks and empowered consumers change the make-up of traditional electricity markets and systems

  • How ISOs and RTOs can create a more nimble, robust bulk electricity system
  • Reforming the Energy Vision
  • Advancing Customer Driven Solutions
  • Panel: Empowering consumers through conservation and demand management
    This segment will describe how consumer engagement in conservation and demand management is happening in other jurisdictions. As consumers continue to see high electricity prices, and expanded opportunities for self-generation, what will it take for customers to expanded opportunities for customers?

Read the full draft Agenda.

2017 Stakeholder Summit Important Details

  • Date: June 12, 2017
  • Location: Beanfield Centre, Toronto, Ontario
  • Cost: $150 + HST

Summit registration is now open!

Stay tuned to this page for the latest news on the Summit and regional forums, including speaker and program information.

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  • May 18, 2017: Draft Agenda
  • April 24, 2017: Stakeholder Summit registration opens, view event page here.

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