Demand Response Auction

Following discussions with stakeholders through the IESO’s Demand Response (DR) Working Group, the IESO invites the broader stakeholder community to provide input into the design, development and implementation of a demand response auction for Ontario.

Through stakeholder input, the objective of this stakeholder engagement initiative is to give stakeholders the opportunity to provide their input and to identify barriers to participation that would inhibit the effectiveness of the auction. This, along with the engagement method and timelines is outlined in the Demand Response Auction Stakeholder Engagement Plan posted below.

It is anticipated that stakeholders interested or involved in load-side management will have an interest in this initiative however this engagement is open to all stakeholders.

The Stakeholder Engagement Plan may be subject to review and update as the process evolves to ensure that individuals have the opportunity to access and contribute their input on this initiative most efficiently. All comments and enquiries can be directed to engagement@ieso.ca.

Demand Response Auction Stakeholder Engagement Plan (Draft)

Stakeholder Engagement Plan (Final)


Documents referenced on this page, but not posted, can be obtained by contacting engagement@ieso.ca with a link to the web page that lists the document and advise whether it needs to be provided in an accessible format. Please allow a minimum of one business day for a response.


Schedule of Activities

Date
Agenda
Minutes

Activities

Expected Actions

December 10, 2015

IESO Announces Results of first Demand Response Auction

 

October 1, 2015

Demand Response Auction Update

  • Communication

 

September 24, 2015

Demand Response Auction - Training

  • Communication

 

September 21, 2015

DR Auction - Technical Panel Materials

  • Communication

 

September 4, 2015

Communication Addendum - Update: Demand Response Auction Participant Registration

  • Communication

 

September 1, 2015

Update: Demand Response Auction Participant Registration

  • Communication

 

 

July 31, 2015

Market Manual Update

  • Communication

 

July 27, 2015

Reminder – DR Auction Timeline

  • Communication

 

July 23, 2015

Agenda

 

Minutes

DR Auction Update and Training

  • Participant Authorization
  • Market Manual Changes for Registration
  • Market Manual 12 Overview

 

July 15, 2015

Communication

 

June 30, 2015

Stakeholder Feedback on materials presented at June 18th meeting

  • BOMA (received July 17)
  • Good Company Associates
  • Ontario Power Generation
  • Rodan
  • IESO Response to Stakeholder Feedback

 

June 18, 2015

Agenda

Minutes

Stakeholder Meeting

  • Activation Testing
  • Outage Management
  • Payments and Cost Recovery
  • Prudential Support
  • Auction Mechanics Update
  • Updates to Market Design
  • Review of Feedback from Detailed Design Meeting 2
  • Updates to Energy Market Participation
  • Schedule and Process for Market Manuals and Training

 

June 9, 2015

DR Auction Market Rules – Technical Panel Update

 

May 28, 2015

Stakeholder Feedback on materials presented at May 21st meeting

  • City of Toronto
  • Direct Energy
  • EnerNOC
  • NRG
  • Shaoqi Ali
  • Tembec
  • Waterton Engineering Management
  • IESO Response to Stakeholder Feedback

 

May 21, 2015

Agenda

 

Minutes

Stakeholder Meeting

  • Review of Stakeholder Feedback
  • Auction Mechanics
  • Non-Performance Charges
  • Market Rules and the Technical Panel Process

 

May 7, 2015

Stakeholder Feedback on materials presented at April 30th meeting

  • City of Toronto
  • EnergyHub
  • EnerNOC, Inc.
  • Energy Curtailment Specialists, Inc.
  • Gerdau Long Steel North America
  • Rodan Energy Solutions Inc.
  • Tembec
  • IESO Response to Stakeholder Feedback

 

April 30, 2015

Agenda

Minutes

Stakeholder Meeting

  • Market Registration
  • Capacity Qualification
  • Demand Curve
  • Energy Market Participation
  • Measurement and Verification
  • Compliance with Dispatch

 

April 17, 2015

Agenda

Webinar to review changes that have been incorporated into the DR Auction High Level Market Design.

  • Communication
  • Updates to DR Auction Market Design
  • DR Auction Market Design Document
  • Stakeholder Engagement Timeline

 

February 19, 2015

Agenda

 

Minutes

Webinar to discuss changes to the proposed design of the DR Auction stemming from feedback received from stakeholders that will be reflected in the final version of the market design document.

  • Communication
  • Responses to Stakeholder Feedback
  • Updates to DR Auction Market Design

 

February 12, 2015

IESO Response to Stakeholder Feedback

 

January 15, 2015

Stakeholder Feedback Due

  • Communication

Stakeholder Feedback

  • AMPCO
  • City of Toronto
  • Electricity Distributors Association
  • EnerNOC, Inc.
  • Markham District Energy Inc.
  • Rodan Energy Solution Inc.
  • IESO Response to Stakeholder Feedback

Stakeholders to provide written input on Demand Response Auction – Market Design Document

December 22, 2014

Stakeholder Feedback Requested

  • DR Auction: Market Design Document (Draft)

 

December 12, 2014

Agenda

Minutes

Webinar to present DR Auction Draft Market Design Document for review and comment

  • Summary Review of Elements
  • DR Auction: Market Design Document Overview
  • DR Auction: Next Steps

Stakeholders to provide written input on Demand Response Auction design

December 5, 2014

Stakeholder Feedback Due

Stakeholder Feedback

  • City of Toronto
  • EnerNOC, Inc.
  • Ontario Power Generation
  • IESO Response to Stakeholder Feedback

 

November 24, 2014

Agenda

 Minutes

Stakeholder meeting to review stakeholder feedback, IESO response and discuss next steps

  • Communication
  • DR Auction Meeting Summary
  • Registration
  • Design Element: Prudential Support
  • Design Element: Settlement and Cost Allocation
  • DR Auction Walkthrough
  • Market Design Document (Draft)
  • Next Steps

IESO to post meeting materials three days in advance

November 14, 2014

Stakeholder Feedback Due

Stakeholder Feedback

  • City of Toronto
  • Customized Energy Solutions
  • EnerNOC, Inc.
  • Rob Cary & Associates
  • Rodan Energy Solutions
  • Sygration
  • IESO Response to Stakeholder Feedback

 

November 6, 2014

Agenda

Minutes

Stakeholder meeting to review stakeholder feedback, IESO response and discuss next steps

  • Communication
  • Summary/Review of Elements
  • Commitment Period Options
  • Design Element: Delivery into Energy Market
  • Design Element: Performance Standards from DR Auction
  • DR Auction Market Design
  • Wrap Up and Next Steps

IESO to post meeting materials three days in advance

October 29, 2014

Stakeholder Feedback

  • City of Toronto, Toronto Water
  • City of Toronto, Environment& Energy
  • EnerNOC, Inc.
  • IESO Response to Stakeholder Feedback

 

October 20,2014

Agenda

Minutes

Stakeholder meeting to review stakeholder feedback, IESO response and next steps

  • DR Auction Meeting #1 Summary
  • Capacity Qualification
  • Design Element: Forward Period
  • Design Element: Commitment Period
  • Design Element: Auction Mechanics
  • DR Auction Timeline

IESO to post meeting materials three days in advance

October 14, 2014

Stakeholder Feedback Due

  • Communication

Stakeholder Feedback on materials presented at October 1st meeting

  • City of Toronto, Environment & Energy
  • City of Toronto, Toronto Water
  • EnerNOC, Inc.
  • Markham District Energy
  • IESO Response to Stakeholder Feedback

Stakeholder Feedback on Stakeholder Engagement Plan

  • City of Toronto
  • Conestoga Cold Storage
  • EnerNOC, Ltd.

 

October 10, 2014

Webinar to provide background on demand response and the characteristics that an auction might typically possess, in response to stakeholder feedback

  • Presentation

 

October 1, 2014

Agenda

Minutes

Stakeholder meeting to outline and seek feedback on design elements along with next steps

  • Demand Response Auction Development
  • DR Auction MW Requirement and Targets
  • Authorization to Participate in DR Auction
  • Assigning Capacity to Proposed DR Facilities
  • DR Auction Reporting
  • DR Auction – Next Steps

IESO to post meeting materials one week in advance

September 11, 2014

Post and communicate Stakeholder Engagement Plan                

Stakeholders to provide feedback/comments in writing