IESO’s 2015 Annual Report: Powering a Connected World
The IESO’s 2015 Annual Report,
Powering a Connected World, identifies some of the forces that are impacting Ontario’s electricity sector. The report includes a focused look at planning, conservation, as well as market and system evolution. Also featured are spotlight articles on cybersecurity, nuclear refurbishments, the Industrial Accelerator Program and the recent Demand Response Auction.
The report comprises two booklets – the front-end narrative and the financial statements.
IESO's 2016-2020 Strategic Plan
IESO's 2016-2020 Strategic Plan describes some of the opportunities and challenges the organization is expected to face over the next five years and charts a clear course forward. The plan considers a range of environmental factors that are expected to affect the organization, including climate change, emerging technologies, operability, consumer engagement and cybersecurity, among others. Four overarching goals have been set for the IESO:
- Deliver superior reliability performance in a changing environment,
- Drive to a more efficient and sustainable marketplace,
- Be recognized as a trusted advisor, informed by engagement, and
- Invest in our people and processes to meet the needs of the sector.
Business Plan and Request to Reduce IESO Fee Filed with the OEB
The IESO is requesting a nine percent reduction in its usage fee in its revenue requirement submission filed with the Ontario Energy Board on January 19. The 2016-2018 Business Plan, which reflects the annual savings of $5 million from merging the IESO with the Ontario Power Authority, formed part of the submission.
Further efforts outlined in the plan expect to achieve savings of more than $10 million by 2018, allowing the IESO to request a lower fee. The IESO is seeking approval of a proposed 2016 revenue requirement of $181.1 million to be recovered through a usage fee of $1.13 per MWh, effective January 1, 2016. This fee represents a nine percent reduction compared to the combined current IESO usage fee of $0.803/MWh and the current Ontario Power Authority usage fee of $0.439/MWh. The current fees were made interim effective January 1, 2016.
The IESO's three strategic themes – providing public value, building corporate resilience, and respecting and valuing our stakeholders – provided the context for its business planning. The plan outlines the IESO's focus and deliverables over the business planning period in each of its business units. Engagement initiatives and the IESO's Stakeholder Advisory Committee will continue to play an important role in providing input into the IESO's decision-making.
IESO fee submission and
IESO updated evidence and
cover letter of March 31, 2016.
The Ontario Energy Board has issued its Notice of Hearing relating to the IESO's 2016 revenue requirements submission. See Notice of Hearing (English) | (French).
The IESO filed the following updated evidence on May 13, 2016.
A-1-2 Exhibit List
B-1-1 2016 Revenue Requirement and Usage Fee Methodology
B-1-1, Att 3 Updated 2016 Elenchus Report
B-1-1, Att 4 Updated Elenchus - IESO 2016 Cost Allocation Model
B-1-2 Discussion of the Cost Allocation Study and Proposal for One Usage
The IESO filed the following documents on July 22, 2016.
A-1-2 Updated Exhibit List
IESO IRR ISSUES 10.0-1.5
IESO IRR ISSUES 2.0
IESO IRR ISSUES 2.1-2.4
IESO IRR ISSUES 3.0-5.4
IESO IRR ISSUES 6.0-6.2
IESO IRR ENERGY PROBE 6 Att 1 IESO - Grade Structure - Executives - July 17, 2015.xlsx
IESO IRR ENERGY PROBE 6 Att 3 VPRoles_Point Evaluation_HayGroup.xlsx
IESO IRR ENERGY PROBE 7 Att 1.xlsx
IESO IRR VECC 5 Att 1 Grade Structure - Executives (July 17, 2015).xlsx
IESO IRR VECC 5 Att 2 Grade Structure - Mgmt Group wo Exec's (June 4, 2015).xlsx
Doing Business with the IESO
Qualified interested parties are encouraged to view and respond to current opportunities to provide goods and services to the IESO.
Requests for Information (RFI), Requests for Quotes (RFQ), and Requests for Proposals (RFP) are listed in the table below, as well as on the
MERX e-tendering web site, under Private Tenders.
Questions related to procurement should be directed by email to
email@example.com or by telephone to 905.855.6401. For additional submission deadlines, click on the procurement item. To be notified of new opportunities by email
please subscribe to the RFI/RFQ/RFPs list.
|RFP-105||Pension Investment Consulting Services||January 12, 2017||3:00 pm on February 22, 2017|
|RFP/CON/16/11/000271||Conservation First Framework Industrial Program Evaluation||January 10, 2017||3:00:59 EST on Wednesday February 8, 2017|
|RFP-109||Conservation Plan & Program Review Process Audit RFP||January 6, 2017||3:00 EDT on February 15, 2017|
|RFP-110||Compliance Audit Readiness Review||January 6, 2017||3:00 EDT on February 8, 2017|
|RFP-102||Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Solution||January 5, 2017||3:00 EDT on February 13, 2017|
|RFP-108||PMU Integration Program in Ontario Phase 1 (Analysis and Design) Consulting Service||December 23, 2016||3:00:59 EDT on Thursday, February 2, 2017|
|RFI-2||Request for Information - Draft Regulation Services||December 16, 2016||3:00 pm on February 10, 2017|
IESO Request for Supplier Qualification||July 4, 2016||June 25, 2021 at 3:00 p.m.|
Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities
The IESO is committed to treating all people in a way that respects their dignity and independence. The IESO believes in integration and equal opportunity for employees. The IESO is committed to meeting the needs of stakeholders with disabilities in a timely manner, and will do so by taking reasonable measures to prevent and remove barriers to accessibility and to meet the requirements under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005. A copy of the IESO's related policies and procedures are available upon request. The IESO's
Multi-Year Accessibility Plan outlines the specifics of the IESO's plans to improve accessibility for people with disabilities. As part of the IESO's efforts to meet the needs of people with disabilities, documents posted to this website will be made available in additional formats upon request to
See also accessibility
standards established by the Ontario Power Authority
Memorandum of Understanding
Memorandum of Understanding signed by Ontario's Minister of Energy and the IESO's Chair sets out the accountabilities, relationships, roles and responsibilities between the Ministry of Energy and the IESO, and their representatives.
IESO Licences and Permits
IESO Licences and Permits issued by the Ontario Energy Board and the National Energy Board allow the IESO to discharge its duties to oversee the IESO-administered markets and operate the IESO-controlled grid, as well as to facilitate emergency exports to neighbouring jurisdictions in the United States.
IESO regulatory filings can be accessed on the websites of the
Ontario Energy Board or
National Energy Board.
Ontario Energy Board
National Energy Board
IESO Licence (EI-2013-0066)
Licence issued by the Ontario Energy Board which authorizes the IESO to direct the operation of transmission system(s), to operate the IESO-administered markets, and carry out its duties under the
Emergency Energy Export Permit EPE-289
Permit issued by the National Energy Board which authorizes the IESO to export emergency firm power and energy, and interruptible energy, at points on the international boundary between Ontario and the USA.
- The National Energy Board has granted an extension to EPE-289 through
Order AO-002-EPE-289 until January 31, 2017.
Notice of the Application and Directions on Procedure for the IESO’s Emergency Energy Export Permit Application of July 20, 2016 was published in both English and French in the
Canada Gazette Part I (Vol. 150, No. 44) on October 29, 2016.
Smart Metering Entity Licence (ES-2016-0284)
Licence issued by the Ontario Energy Board which authorizes the IESO to perform its duties as the Smart Metering Entity for Ontario.
Unscheduled Circulating Power and Energy EPE-22
Permit issued by the National Energy Board which authorizes the IESO to transfer unscheduled circulating power and energy for simultaneous return to Canada over any international power line.
For further information, please refer to each of the respective rating agency's website. Ratings may be revised or withdrawn at any time by the rating agencies. Information as of April 28, 2016.
Disclosure of Travel, Meals and Hospitality Expenses
The IESO provides information on the travel and hospitality expenses of its Board Members, Chief Executive Officer, Vice-Presidents and any other individuals, as required by the
Public Sector Expenses Review Act, 2009.
Search Expense Reports
For expense reporting of former Ontario Power Authority employees and appointees, see
If you have any questions, please contact IESO Customer Relations at 1.888.448.7777 or 905.403.6900 or by email at
Code of Conduct
The IESO is relied upon to support the development of a robust electricity sector and to operate Ontario's power system and markets with independence and integrity. All IESO employees are required to adhere to a code of conduct which sets out the standards of conduct that they are expected to meet in order to ensure the continued trust and respect of market participants, market service providers, program participants, contractual counterparties, Aboriginal communities, stakeholders, electricity consumers and other government organizations. The IESO also expects its business partners, consultants and contractors to uphold these high ethical standards.
Code of Conduct provides a framework which addresses issues of business ethics through specific rules and general standards of conduct.
IESO 2016-2018 Business Plan
2016 Quarterly Reports: Q3|
Previous Annual Reports:
OPA Financial Reports
2016 Corporate Performance Measures define what is needed to deliver on strategic priorities and contain targets that set out the desired performance for each measure.
The IESO reports annually on its progress in meeting the performance targets set for the current year. See
2015 Corporate Performance Results.
The IESO conducts an annual survey asking market participants to share feedback on their customer experience. This important tool measures how well the IESO is meeting the needs of its customers and it identifies areas where improvements can be made.
2013 Market Participant Survey Report.