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.
New Episode of the Powering Tomorrow Podcast
On the latest episode of the podcast, we go beyond Ontario’s borders to get the North America-wide picture of the rapid transformation happening to power grids across the continent. Jim Robb, President and CEO of the North American Electric Reliability Corporation discusses the benefits of having an interconnected grid, and how the North American grid of the future will be more digitized, distributed and decarbonized.
Listen to episode here.
Grid Innovation Fund Application Window opening soon
Starting March 31, 2020 until April 30, 2020, the Grid Innovation Fund is accepting applications for projects designed to pilot, and in some cases develop, innovative technologies, practices, services, research, and programs applicable to the electricity sector. A webinar is scheduled for April 3 to provide an overview of the process.
For more information, see Grid Innovation Fund.
Reliability Outlook released
Ontario’s electricity system remains stable and reliable but the medium- and long-term impacts of COVID-19 on demand for electricity are yet unknown. The IESO is closely monitoring the situation in collaboration with its industry partners to ensure that we are collectively prepared to respond to changing grid conditions.
Read the Reliability Outlook for the period from April 2020 to September 2021.