Implementation Engagement

The Market Renewal Program (MRP) Energy Project will deliver a more efficient, stable marketplace with competitive and transparent mechanisms that meet system and participant needs at lowest cost. The final high-level design documents were completed in 2019 and the final detailed design documents were completed in 2021. Now the focus is to translate these designs into rules, manuals, processes and tools as part of the implementation phase.

The Replacement of the Settlement System (RSS) is a key project that will see a complete modernization of the IESO’s settlement system, the tool used to produce statements reflecting market participants’ involvement in IESO-administered markets. This project will address limitations within the existing system and processes, and integrate changes resulting from the Market Renewal Program and future IESO initiatives.

Get Involved

For more information about how to become involved or to provide comments on this initiative, please contact engagement@ieso.ca.

Stakeholder Engagement Plan – Energy Implementation (October 2020)

Market Participant Readiness Plan – Energy Implementation (December 2021) 


Schedule of Activities

Date
Agenda
Activities Expected Actions

July 21, 2022

Engagement Webinar

The IESO will provide an update on further amendments to the Market Power Mitigation Market Manuals, which were informed by stakeholder input, and recap the progress on the Reference Level/Reference Quantity. There will also be an RSS Implementation Update.

Register

This webinar is being presented during the IESO's July stakeholder engagement sessions, see full agenda for more information.

July 15, 2022

Following the June 21st webinar, the IESO is seeking feedback on the design implementation solution for thermal state transition.

 

June 21, 2022

Engagement Webinar

Discussion on implementation items, including thermal state transition, constraint violation pricing for hydroelectric units, Transmission Rights transition, and a forecast of engagement activities.

Recorded Presentation

This webinar was presented during the IESO's June stakeholder engagement sessions, see full agenda for more information.

April 21, 2022

Engagement Webinar

Provide stakeholders with background and information regarding Economic Operating Point.

Recorded Presentation

This webinar was presented during the IESO's April stakeholder engagement sessions, see full agenda for more information.

April 15, 2022

Feedback is due on the March 24 webinar topics, including the design implementation solutions.

May 27, 2022: IESO Response to Stakeholder Feedback

 

April 15, 2022

Feedback is due on the draft batch of Market Rules for Calculation Engines that were released on February 4.

June 9, 2022: IESO Response to Feedback

 

March 24, 2022

A quarterly update on solutions for practical issues that arise when implementing Market Renewal.

Recorded Presentation

This webinar was presented during the IESO's March stakeholder engagement sessions, see full agenda for more information.

March 17, 2022

Feedback is due on the February 22 webinar topics, including the draft batch of Market Rules and Market Manuals, and the draft Market Participant Readiness Plan for the Replacement of Settlement System.

April 14, 2022: IESO Response to Stakeholder Feedback

 

March 15, 2022

Updated Market Power Mitigation Market Rules and Market Manuals:

Market Rules amendments:

Market Manuals amendments:

Updated Summary of Changes

 

March 1, 2022

Feedback due on the Updated Market Power Mitigation Market Rules and Market Manuals posted December 17, 2021

IESO Response to Stakeholder Feedback

February 22, 2022

A presentation on the market rules, market manuals and implementation plans for the IESO's Replacement of Settlement System Project for stakeholder review and comment.

Recorded Presentation

This webinar was presented during the IESO's February stakeholder engagement sessions, see full agenda for more information.

Stakeholders can submit questions and feedback to engagement@ieso.ca until March 17, 2022. Please submit all feedback using the feedback form.

February 22, 2022

A presentation on the third batch of market rules regarding the calculation engines. This session will also provide insights into the design for the collection and disbursement of external and net interchange scheduling limit (NISL) congestion cost residuals incurred in the future with market renewal.

Recorded Presentation

This webinar was presented during the IESO's February stakeholder engagement sessions, see full agenda for more information.

February 17, 2022

Following the January 26th webinar, the IESO is seeking stakeholder feedback on the Market Participant Readiness Plan.

May 18, 2022: IESO Response to Stakeholder Feedback

 

February 4, 2022

Release of the Calculation Engines batch of draft market rules.

Market Rules amendments:

Stakeholders can submit questions and feedback to engagement@ieso.ca until April 15, 2022. Please submit all feedback using the feedback form.

January 26, 2022

The IESO will provide a brief review of the Market Participant Readiness Plan and seek feedback and advice for proposed suggestions.

Recorded Presentation

This webinar was presented during the IESO's January stakeholder engagement sessions, see full agenda for more information.

January 14, 2022

Following the December 15 webinar topics, the IESO is seeking stakeholder feedback on the design implementation solutions.

March 4, 2022: IESO Response to Stakeholder Feedback

 

December 17, 2021

Updated Market Power Mitigation Market Rules and Market Manuals:

Market Rules amendments:

Market Manuals amendments:

Revised Market Manuals amendments edits to incorporate stakeholder feedback since August 12, 2021 

Updated Summary of Changes

Updated Reference Levels workbooks:

  • Dispatchable Load
  • Energy Storage
  • Hydro Resources
  • Nuclear Resources
  • Solar Resources
  • Wind Resources
  • Thermal Resources A
  • Thermal Resources B
  • Thermal Resources C
  • Thermal Resources D
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    December 16, 2021

    Market Participant readiness plan posted

     

    December 15, 2021

    The IESO will engage stakeholders with a quarterly update on solutions for practical issues that arise when implementing Market Renewal, covering Reference Levels for Pseudo Units, and integration of Storage design.

    Recorded Presentation

    This webinar was presented during the IESO's December stakeholder engagement sessions, see full agenda for more information.

    December 14, 2021

    Stakeholder feedback on the Market Power Mitigation batch.

     

    November 17, 2021

    Feedback Items Carrying Forward from Detailed Design to Implementation (Updated November 2021)

    November 5, 2021

    MRP Technical Advisory Group Meeting

    This meeting of the Technical Advisory Group will discuss test execution management, commitment notifications, and reports engagement.

    Discussion Summary

    October 15, 2021

    The IESO is seeking input from stakeholders to submit clarifying questions and written feedback on the MPM batch and conforming changes to the Market Entry batch.

    Stakeholders can submit questions and feedback to engagement@ieso.ca until October 15. Please submit all feedback using the feedback form.

    September 27, 2021

    Meeting Follow-Up: MRP Implementation - MPM Market Rules and Market Manuals (Sept 23)

     

    September 23, 2021

    Engagement webinar

    The Market Power Mitigation batch of draft market rules and market manuals were published on August 12 and are open for stakeholder review and feedback until October 15. This meeting will be an opportunity for stakeholders to ask clarification questions on the draft batch of market rules and market manuals. Stakeholders are encouraged to submit questions in advance to engagement@ieso.ca.

    Recorded Presentation
     
    This webinar was presented during the IESO's September stakeholder engagement sessions, see full agenda for more information.

     

    August 26, 2021

    Engagement webinar

    In this meeting the IESO will outline the materials and the stakeholder review schedule for the Market Power Mitigation batch of market rules and market manuals. The IESO will provide an overview of how the documents are organized, and point to where topics of interest are covered. Stakeholders are encouraged to do a preliminary review of the batch prior to the meeting and come prepared with any early questions they may have.

    Recorded Presentation

    This webinar was presented during the IESO's August stakeholder engagement sessions, see full agenda for more information.


    August 26, 2021

    Engagement webinar

    With the final design update for the Settlement Disagreements and Resettlements Process published in June, the Replacement of the IESO's Settlement System (RSS) is now transitioning into the implementation phase of work. At this session the IESO will provide an overview of its plans for the implementation phase, including what's changing from a tool and process perspective, market rule impacts, and timelines for testing and training activities.

    Stakeholder Feedback

    Recorded Presentation

    This webinar was presented during the IESO's August stakeholder engagement sessions, see full agenda for more information.


    August 13, 2021

    MRP Technical Advisory Group Meeting
     
    This meeting of the Technical Advisory Group will continue the discussion on MRP tool changes, timing for testing, and market participant segmentation for training and testing activities.

    Discussion Summary

     

    August 12, 2021

    Release of the Market Power Mitigation batch of draft market rules and market manuals.

    Market Rules amendments:

    Market Manuals amendments:

    Conforming Changes:

    Stakeholders can submit questions and feedback to engagement@ieso.ca until October 15. Please submit all feedback using the feedback form.

    July 15, 2021

    Deadline for stakeholder feedback on topics presented at the June 24th webinar:  Solutions for issues and opportunities that arise when implementing the detailed design.

     

    June 24, 2021

    Engagement Webinar

    Overview of how the IESO will be transparently engaging with stakeholders on solutions for practical issues that arise when implementing aspects of the detailed design.

    Recorded Presentation

    This webinar was presented during the IESO's June stakeholder engagement sessions, see full agenda for more information.

    June 18, 2021

    MRP Technical Advisory Group Meeting

    The first meeting of the Technical Advisory Group will discuss MRP tool changes, timing for testing, and market participant segmentation for training and testing activities.

    Discussion Summary

    May 27, 2021

     

    Engagement Webinar

    Opportunity for stakeholders to ask questions and provide feedback on the IESO's proposed Independent Review Process for Market Power Mitigation.

    Recorded Presentation

    This webinar was presented during the IESO's May stakeholder engagement sessions, see full agenda for more information.

    April 22, 2021

    The IESO is recruiting volunteers for a Technical Advisory Group to advise on plans for tool development, training, and testing.

    Interested stakeholders can email engagement@ieso.ca by May 14. Please indicate which sector you represent, and key technical skills or relevant background.

    April 22, 2021

    Engagement Webinar

    The IESO will provide a high-level overview of the upcoming testing and training activities and future engagement opportunities.

    Recorded Presentation

    This webinar was presented during the IESO's April stakeholder engagement sessions, see full agenda for more information.

    April 20, 2021

    In response to stakeholder feedback on the detailed design the IESO has prepared a historical analysis of where Narrow Constrained Areas may have been located on the IESO-Controlled Grid for the purposes of Market Power Mitigation. This information is for illustrative purposes only and will not constitute a designation for use in the future market.

    Email engagement@ieso.ca with any questions.

    March 22, 2021

    The IESO will provide an update on the schedule for when upcoming batches of market rules and market manuals will be available for stakeholder review.

    Recorded Presentation

    This webinar was presented during the IESO's March stakeholder engagement sessions, see full agenda for more information.

    February 23, 2021

    Engagement webinar for reference levels and quantities

    Summary of revisions to the written guide and workbooks and overview of the 1x1 consultation process.

    Recorded Presentation

    This webinar was presented during the IESO's February stakeholder  engagement sessions, see full agenda for more information.

    December 18, 2020

    Stakeholder feedback due on the materials presented at the Nov 26th and 27th sessions on reference levels and reference quantities

    IESO Response to Stakeholder Feedback

     

    December 15, 2020

     

    The IESO will provide an update on the technology-specific reference level discussions and summarize stakeholder feedback received on the Market Entry and Prudential Security batch of market rules and manuals.

     

    Recorded Presentation

    This webinar was presented during the IESO's December stakeholder engagement sessions, see full agenda for more information.

    Registration list

    December 7, 2020

     

    Stakeholder feedback on materials discussed at the October 26th webinar on reference levels and quantities:

    Market rule amendments – minor changes highlighted in yellow:

    Revised Market Manuals amendments edits to incorporate stakeholder feedback since October 13th (shown as tracked changes):

    Updated guide to reading the amendments - changes explained in column "Incremental Changes since October 13, 2020."

    Review for information

     

    November 27, 2020

     

    Nuclear Resources session in the morning

     

    Thermal Resources session in the afternoon

    Engagement on Reference Levels: Nuclear 

    Engagement on Reference Levels: Thermal

    Register with engagement@ieso.ca indicating the name of the session(s)

     

    November 26, 2020

     

    Energy Storage Resources session in the morning

    Hydro Resources session in the afternoon

     

     

    Engagement on Reference Levels: Storage

    Engagement on Reference Levels: Hydro

    Register with engagement@ieso.ca indicating the name of the session(s)

    November 20, 2020

    Response to feedback on draft written guide and workbook for reference level and reference quantity methodologies 

    IESO response to feedback

     

    November 13, 2020

    Stakeholder feedback due on the materials presented at the October 30th session

    CanREA

     

    November 9, 2020

    Deadline for stakeholder feedback on the Market Entry and Prudential Security batch of market rules and manuals

     

    October 30, 2020

    Dispatchable Load session in the morning

    Wind and Solar session in the afternoon

    Engagement on Reference Levels: Wind and Solar and Dispatchable Loads

    Dispatchable Load session (morning)

    Wind and Solar session (afternoon)

     

    October 26, 2020

     

    Engagement Webinar

    The IESO will discuss the process for engagement on the Implementation phase of Market Renewal, followed by a presentation of draft market rules and manuals for Market Entry and Prudential Security.

    Recorded Presentation

    This webinar was presented during the IESO’s October stakeholder engagement sessions, see full agenda for more information.

    Registration list

    October 21, 2020

    Engagement Plan posted

     

     

    October 13, 2020

     

    Release of Market Entry and Prudentials batch of draft materials

    Market Rules amendments:

    Market Manuals amendments:

    Guide to reading the amendments

    Feedback on the Market Entry and Prudentials batch is due November 9, 2020

               

     

    September 15, 2020

    Stakeholder feedback due on the written guide and workbooks from the August 27th

    • Capital Power
    • Cardinal Power
    • Consortium of Renewable Generators, Energy Storage Providers, and Industry Associations
     

    August 27, 2020

    Engagement kick-off: Market Power Mitigation (Reference Levels and Reference Quantities)

    Feedback due by September 15, 2020

    Recorded Presentation

    This webinar was presented during the IESO's August stakeholder engagement meetings.

    Registration list

    July 24, 2020

     

    MRP Update – Webinar. Updates on the detailed design, implementation phase engagement approach and reference levels engagement.

    Presentation

    Recorded Presentation

    This webinar was presented during the IESO's July stakeholder engagement meetings. See agenda for more information.