Speeches and Presentations

The path forward: ensuring resource adequacy central to 2021 priorities

The province’s electricity landscape is changing – and fast. After a period of robust supply, a number of factors – including expiring contracts, nuclear refurbishments and retirements, and growing demand – will create a growing capacity gap in the province over the second half of the decade. Against this backdrop, the IESO has established clear priorities to enable Ontario to continue to meet system needs cost-effectively and reliably, while laying the foundation for future change.   

February 18, 2021

Planning in an Evolving Electricity Landscape

Ontario is moving from a period of surplus to a time when capacity needs are emerging. At the November IESO Stakeholder Engagement Days, Leonard Kula (Vice President Planning, Acquisition and Operations, and Chief Operating Officer) discusses the work underway to meet future electricity needs cost-effectively and the important role stakeholders play in the process.

November 18, 2020

Terry Young speaks at the IESO September engagement days

Terry Young, Interim IESO President and CEO provides opening remarks for the September IESO Stakeholder Engagement Days. Terry discusses the IESO’s focus over the coming months and how stakeholder feedback is key to the IESO’s efforts to ensure system reliability and cost-effectiveness.

September 28, 2020

Terry Young speaks at AMO conference about staying connected in changing times

Terry Young, Vice President, Policy, Engagement and Innovation provides remarks for the Association of Municipalities Ontario (AMO) annual conference. Terry discusses the impacts of COVID-19 on the electricity system, the regional planning process, innovative solutions to meet community needs, and how the IESO continues to connect with communities.


August 20, 2020

Getting Back on Course: Ontario’s energy needs in the post-pandemic world
Peter Gregg, President and CEO, addresses how the sector has responded to COVID-19 impacts on electricity demand, discusses how the IESO will cost-effectively meet Ontario’s adequacy needs, and introduces the IESO’s updated corporate strategy at the August Stakeholder Advisory Committee meeting.

August 11, 2020

Terry Young speaks innovation at the IESO June engagement days

Terry Young provides opening remarks at the IESO’s June engagement days where he discusses the importance of innovation in the electricity sector and provides an update on the IESO’s work to advance that innovation.


June 24, 2020