Education and Information Sessions

Education and Awareness Sessions

The IESO hosted education and awareness-building sessions to provide stakeholders with a practical understanding of the key aspects of the energy stream high-level designs within the Market Renewal Program (MRP). The sessions were intended for stakeholders who may not have actively participated in engagements, but needed to understand the key design concepts and implications from an operational perspective.

Energy high-level design education session for consumers - November 20, 2018

Energy high-level design education session for non-quick star generators - December 3, 2018

Energy high-level design education session for variable generators - December 3, 2018

Energy high-level design education session for hydro generators - December 10, 2018

Energy high-level design education session for traders - December 10, 2018

Energy high-level design education session for a general audience - December 11, 2018

Information Sessions for Local Distribution Companies

The IESO hosted a series of webinars for local distribution companies (LDCs) on the potential impacts of proposed market renewal changes on LDC processes and tools.

 

Introduction to Market Renewal and the Incremental Capacity Auction - August 17, 2018

Improving the way Ontario acquires the resources to meet longer-term resource adequacy needs through an incremental capacity auction (ICA) is one of the key initiatives of the MRP. The ICA will develop an enduring market-based mechanism that will secure incremental capacity to help ensure Ontario’s reliability needs are met cost effectively. As part of the auction process, participants may seek new project connections or modifications to existing connections to the distribution system.

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Incremental Capacity Auction – Technical Session - August 29, 2018

A follow-up to the previous ICA discussion, this webinar focused on the technical aspects on potential distribution connection coordination opportunities. This session was designed to be of particular interest to planning, operational and regulatory specialists.

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Stakeholder Feedback:  Alectra | ENWIN Utilities Ltd. | Hydro Ottawa Ltd.| Waterloo North Hydro

 

Introduction to Market Renewal and the Energy Workstream - September 18, 2018

This webinar discussed market renewal and how initiatives in the energy workstream (single schedule market, day-ahead market and real-time unit commitment) will impact IESO-LDC settlement processes and tools. 

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Recorded Webinar: Request for Information about Non-emitting Resources

On December 21, 2017, the IESO hosted an information webinar to explain more about the Request for Information to be issued in February on the role of the non-emitting resources sector in the future electricity marketplace.

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Recorded Webinar: Market Renewal Contracts

On October 31, 2017, the IESO hosted an information webinar on the Market Renewal Program aimed at electricity supply contract holders, who are also market participants.

During this webinar, the IESO provided an overview of the MRP and discussed at a high-level the potential implications to existing contracts. The IESO also provided a framework and timing for future discussions related to contracts.

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Stakeholder Feedback: APPrOConsortium | Innergex | Northland Power | IESO Response to Stakeholder Feedback

Past Education Workshops

The IESO hosted a number of education workshops in early 2017 to help stakeholders, market participants and the broader sector to better understand the design elements of the Market Renewal Program. Recorded presentations for each of these sessions are available below.

Please note that registration is required to access these presentations.

Presentation Date
Market Design Overview - Recorded Presentation January 25, 2017
Single Schedule - Recorded Presentation February 8, 2017 
Capacity Market - Recorded Presentation February 15, 2017 
Day-Ahead Market- Recorded Presentation February 22, 2017
Real-Time Unit Commitment- Recorded Presentation February 22, 2017