Renewable Distributed Generation Integration (RDGI) Fund

The adoption of renewable distributed generation and other distributed energy resources (DERs) is leading to a more decentralized and interconnected system. There are now over 4,300 MW of DERs in service and under development in Ontario, more than half of which is solar photovoltaics. This is changing the historical one-way, top-down flow of electricity in the system, increasingly contributing to planning and operational challenges while also creating opportunities to use resources in novel ways and to help meet system needs.

The objective of the RDGI Fund is to develop a program to support a select number of innovative renewable distributed generation demonstration projects in order to gain direct experience with integration of distributed energy resources, refine methodologies for assessing value, and to inform the evolution of grid systems, processes, and practices.

For any questions or feedback, please email IESO Engagement at: engagement@ieso.ca. 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.

Related Information

Long Term Energy Plan

Implementation Directives


Schedule of Activities

 Date  Activities

October 3, 2018

The IESO would like to thank all stakeholders and communities that have participated in the early development of Virtual Net Metering pilots under the IESO’s Renewable Distributed Generation Integration Fund (RDGIF). The IESO will not be proceeding with Virtual Net Metering pilots as the updated regulations do not enable Virtual Net Metering as had previously been contemplated. Any future information regarding the status of the RDGIF will be communicated by this email distribution list and on the engagement webpage.

Thank you again for your input to this point.

May 24, 2018

RDGI Program Fund Virtual Net Metering Call for Applications Update

May 4, 2018

Virtual Net Metering Call for Applications - Guidelines

April 12, 2018

Feedback due on materials presented at the March 29 webinar

Stakeholder Feedback

  • Alectra Inc. (received April 26th)
  • AMP
  • Bullfrog Power
  • CanSIA
  • David Suzuki Foundation
  • DER AC
  • EDA
  • Essex Energy
  • Hydro Ottawa
  • Prowind Renewables
  • s2e Technologies
  • Spark Power
  • Waterloo North Hydro

IESO Response to Feedback

March 29, 2018

Public Webinar #1, register with engagement@ieso.ca

(Investigative Topic: Virtual Net Metering)

  • Presentation
  • Recorded Presentation