The Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) works at the heart of Ontario's power system. The IESO delivers key services across the electricity sector including: managing the power system in real-time, planning for the province's future energy needs, enabling conservation and designing a more efficient electricity marketplace to support sector evolution.
Electricity sector transformation and a path forward
Power Perspectives: Today’s Challenges, Tomorrow’s Opportunities describes what the IESO and sector partners are doing to seize opportunities emerging from unprecedented electricity sector transformation, ensuring Ontario’s power system functions reliably today and into the future.
This publication provides an overview of drivers of change in Ontario’s electricity sector, including emerging technologies, customer expectations, and increased digitalization – touching on themes of innovation, cybersecurity, engagement, reliability, and continuous improvement.
Spotlight on the electricity market
Ontario’s electricity market connects many players in the electricity system - from energy suppliers to transmitters, distributors to consumers and service providers. The IESO’s video, “What is an Electricity Market?” showcases this important component of Ontario’s electricity system. Operating the electricity market allows the IESO to ensure a reliable and cost-effective supply of electricity to Ontario.
Watch the video “What is an Electricity Market?”
Strengthening Communities through Energy Efficiency
The Municipal Energy Profile, recently released by the IESO, is a comprehensive report that explores some of the ways Ontario municipalities have been able to achieve significant energy and cost savings. It also identifies further opportunities and provides municipalities with valuable information to inform their energy conservation plans.
To read the report, visit the Municipal Energy Profile webpage.
- Introduction to Ontarios Physical Market's - IESO Training Course October 09, 2018
- Settlements/Commercial Reconciliation - IESO Training Course October 10, 2018