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Long-Term RFP

Resource Acquisition

The 2021 Annual Acquisition Report (AAR) signalled the IESO’s intent to launch a Request for Proposal (RFP) for at least 1,000 MW in fall 2022 to address multiple reliability needs.

The Long-Term RFP (LT RFP) will seek resources that can be in service between 2026 and 2028 to address global and regional needs. This procurement is part of the IESO’s broader Resource Adequacy Framework – an enduring approach to identifying the type of acquisition activity to use to resolve system needs. The framework contemplates a multi-pronged approach to secure resources, generally based on the length of the contract term.

The Long-Term RFP engagement plan outlines the objectives, approach, timeline and considerations for engaging stakeholders and conducting outreach to other targeted audiences throughout the development of the LT RFQ and RFP. This engagement plan may be subject to review and updates as the process evolves. All comments and enquiries on this engagement can be directed to engagement@ieso.ca.

Schedule of Activities

Date

Materials

Expected Actions

December 5, 2022

Expedited Long-Term Procurement (E-LT1) Informational Webinar

Register

November 21, 2022

Following the November 7th public meeting, the IESO is seeking general comments from participants on the draft RFP and Contract.

Feedback received

 

November 14, 2022

Following the November 7th public meeting, the IESO is seeking feedback from participants on the proposed deemed generation model.

Feedback received

 

November 7, 2022

Meeting Notes

Expedited Long-Term Procurement (E-LT1) Engagement Session

October 21, 2022

Following the October 18th webinar, the IESO is seeking feedback from participants on the updated draft procurement documents.

Feedback received

November 16, 2022: IESO Response to Stakeholder Feedback

 

October 18, 2022

Webinar: Expedited Process procurement Q&A session

  • This webinar will include a walk-through of key changes to the draft E-LT1 RFP and Contract and will provide an opportunity for stakeholders to ask questions. The IESO is in discussions with the Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB) regarding a potential investment for projects that respond to the RFP and meet certain criteria. We expect to also share high-level details about their involvement in this session.
  • Communication
  • Presentation
  • CIB Investment Overview

Recorded Presentation – Part 1

Recorded Presentation – Part 2

 

September 30, 2022

Feedback Due

The IESO will be accepting written feedback on the draft E-LT1 RFP and draft E-LT1 Contract at LT.RFP@ieso.ca by September 30, 2022.

Feedback Received

September 21, 2022

Webinar: Expedited Process procurement Q&A webinar - for project financiers and legal advisors

  • In this webinar, the IESO will provide a chance for representatives from the financial and the legal communities to ask further questions and provide further feedback on the draft E-LT1 procurement materials. This meeting is a follow up to the September 15 Expedited Process procurement and Solicitation for Same Technology Upgrades Q&A webinars.
  • Presentation

Recorded Presentation

September 15, 2022

Webinar: Solicitation for Same Technology Upgrades Q&A session

Recorded Presentation

September 15, 2022

Webinar: Expedited Process procurement Q&A session

Recorded Presentation

August 22, 2022

Following the August 10th public webinar the IESO is seeking feedback from participants on: the LT1 RFP design and key updates presented in the meeting, Contract Design, Upgrades, and the Deliverability Test Guidance Document.

Feedback Received

 

August 10, 2022

This session will focus on providing proponents with an update on the LT1 RFQ and the revised schedules for the LT1 RFP and Expedited Process. Additionally, the IESO intends to provide further information on the RFP design and proposed contractual considerations for stakeholder feedback.


Recorded Presentation

 

August 4, 2022

Feedback Due

Following the July 21 webinar, the IESO is seeking feedback on Municipal Council Support Resolution, Contract Design, Revised Timelines, and the Deliverability Test Guidance Document.

Feedback Received

 

July 21, 2022

Information session:

The IESO’s procurement and deliverability teams will be available to answer stakeholder questions on the information contained in the deliverability document and the LT1 process.

Recorded Presentation

June 20, 2022

Following the June 9th webinar, the IESO is seeking feedback from participants on the additional procurement mechanisms, as well as on proposed revenue streams.

Feedback received

August 9, 2022: IESO Response to Stakeholder Feedback

 

June 9, 2022

Engagement Webinar

The following topics will be on the agenda for the June 9 meeting:

  • Overview of the Final LT 1 RFQ, including review of feedback
  • Key design considerations for the upcoming LT 1 RFP and Contract, including but not limited to mandatory requirements, rated criteria, deliverability assessment and commercial contract structure
  • Overview of additional procurements, namely the Expedited procurement, the Same Technology Expansions and Uprates process and the Forward Capacity Auction 

Recorded Presentation - Part 1

Recorded Presentation - Part 2

May 2, 2022

Following the April 20 webinar, the IESO is seeking feedback from participants on the additional procurement mechanisms, as well as on proposed revenue streams.

June 17, 2022: IESO Response to Stakeholder Feedback

 

May 2, 2022

Feedback is due on the proposed revisions captured in version 2 of the draft Long-Term Request for Qualifications (LT1 RFQ) posted April 22.

June 3, 2022: IESO Response to Stakeholder Feedback

 

April 22, 2022

 

April 20, 2022

Engagement Webinar

An update on key activities under the Long-Term RFP including a summary of feedback received from the March 10 engagement session.

Recorded Presentation

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

March 31, 2022

Deadline for stakeholder feedback on the draft Long-Term Request for Qualifications (LT1 RFQ).

March 17, 2022

Deadline for stakeholder feedback on the draft RFP and Contract, including: term length, revenue streams, deliverability process and Draft RFQ discussed during the March 10th webinar.

April 22, 2022: IESO Response to Stakeholder Feedback

 

March 10, 2022

Webinar

Recorded Presentation

March 2, 2022

Due date for responding to LT I RFP Engagement Questionnaire 

 

February 28, 2022

 

February 18, 2022

Deadline for stakeholder feedback on materials presented at the February 8 webinar.

March 18, 2022: IESO Response to Stakeholder Feedback

February 16, 2022

LT I RFP Engagement - Questionnaire

 

February 8, 2022

Webinar

Recording

January 19, 2022

LT RFP Engagement Plan - Posted