2018/2019 Regional Electricity Forums
These full day forums are an opportunity to bring together a cross section of community and business audiences representing municipal, Indigenous communities, local distribution companies, energy services and associations to explore the future direction of the electricity sector.
Building upon last year’s dialogue and learnings, the 2018/2019 forums are exploring how the unique characteristics of each community can factor into regional and broader provincial electricity planning.
New to this year’s events, the IESO is hosting informational open houses prior to the forums to provide information about Ontario’s electricity system and market. The open houses are also a good opportunity to network among a diverse group of attendees in the region.
2019 Forum Dates
The spring 2019 IESO Regional Electricity Forums will take place in Eastern Ontario (Kingston) on March 21 and Northwestern Ontario (Thunder Bay) on April 10.
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Southwest Ontario Regional Electricity Forum – Kitchener, November 7 and 8, 2018
Northeast Ontario Regional Electricity Forum – Timmins, November 21 and 22, 2018
IESO Electricity Summit
The IESO’s 2018 Electricity Summit, Unlocking the Value of Innovation, brought together experts and innovative thinkers from across North America. Discussions and spotlights included consumer behaviour and drivers for innovation, as well as how the electricity system will be called on to adapt to or change traditional approaches, processes and systems due to innovative solutions including blockchain technology and distributed energy resources. Visit the 2018 Electricity Summit webpage to view presentations and proceedings.