Market Renewal - Capacity Exports
Ontario’s market participants import and export energy on an hour-by-hour basis directly across interties with two provinces and three states. Ontario benefits because this supports reliability and overall market efficiency. However, the protocols and procedures are not currently in place to facilitate capacity-based transactions.
The export of excess capacity resources would:
- provide generators with additional opportunities to monetize their capacity while continuing to compete in the IESO administered energy market.
- offer an alternative to facilities that would otherwise choose to idle or shut down due to Ontario market conditions.
- improve the efficient use of assets on a regional basis.