Usage Fees

The Ontario Energy Board (OEB) issued a decision and order on December 29, 2016 approving the IESO's revised fee application. Effective January 1, 2017, there are two separate usage fees for the IESO, a fee of $1.1636/MWh to domestic customers and another fee of $0.9603/MWh to export customers.

The usage fee of $1.1636/MWh to domestic customers will be applied to each market participant's allocated quantity of energy withdrawn (AQEW) from the IESO-controlled grid plus the embedded generation volumes reported by each LDC to the IESO on a monthly basis.

The usage fee of $0.9603/MWh to export customers will be applied to each market participant's scheduled quantity of energy withdrawn (SQEW).

These fees will serve as the IESO's 2017 interim usage fees until the determination of its 2017 fees application which will be filed following the Minister of Energy's approval of the IESO's 2017-2019 business plan.

Both usage fees outlined above will now be settled under charge type 9990 "IESO Administration Charge" and charge type 754 "OPA Administration Charge" will no longer be utilized effective January 1, 2017.

More details can be found on the OEB's website in the Decision and Order (EB-2015-0275) document.