Foundation Project - Enhancing Value of Electricity Consumption Data

Ontario has made a significant investment in smart meters and in the central repository for high quality, consistent residential and small commercial electricity consumption data. To build on this investment, the IESO is investigating how to enhance the value of the data set within Ontario’s Meter Data Management and Repository (MDM/R). Stakeholders are invited to participate in this initiative by providing input into:

  • Defining the information required to be associated with electricity consumption information (such as geo-location) to enable analysis of this information;
  • The development of rules and protocols for data access by Third Parties

The IESO encourages all stakeholders in Ontario's electricity sector, or their representatives, with an interest in this matter to participate in this engagement. This initiative will be of particular interest to stakeholders involved or interested in conservation and demand management, provincial and regional system planning, academic research and innovation related to electricity in the residential and small business sectors.

This engagement plan may be subject to review and update as the process evolves and meaningful revisions are required to ensure that individuals have the opportunity to contribute their input on this initiative most efficiently.

All comments and enquiries about this engagement can be directed to

Draft SE Plan

Terms of Reference

Call for Nominations

Foundation Project Working Group

Schedule of Activities 



Expected Actions

 January 2016

Engagement initiative completed


November 4, 2015

October 29, 2015

Open Stakeholder Meeting – Cancelled

October 14, 2015

Stakeholder Feedback


October 1, 2015

Foundation Working Group - Recommendations for Stakeholder Comment


September 16, 2015
Meeting Summary

Fifth FWG Meeting

Materials posted one week in advance of meeting

August 25, 2015

Stakeholder Feedback

August 20, 2015

Draft Framework for Third Party Access


August 12, 2015

De-Identification Framework Proposal


July 29, 2015

Update – Foundation Working Group Next Steps


July 22, 2015
Meeting Summary

Fourth FWG Open Stakeholder Meeting


June 17,2015
Meeting Summary

Third FWG Meeting

Materials posted one week in advance of meeting

May 25, 2015

Links to Resources


May 20, 2015
Meeting Summary

Second FWG Open Stakeholder Meeting: Overview of initiative, identification of issues and comments on proposals

Materials posted one week in advance of meeting

April 22, 2015
Meeting Summary

First FWG Meeting – Overview of Roles and Responsibilities, ‘Strawman’ proposal development


April 9, 2015

IESO Response to Stakeholder Feedback: Foundation Project


April 2, 2015

IESO Response to Stakeholder Feedback: Working Group


Early April 2015

Finalize and Post FWG Members


March 26, 2015

Conference call

Discuss role of Working Group, Terms of Reference and answer questions about the initiative.

March 19, 2015

Post and Communicate Call for Nominations


March 18, 2015

Comments on Stakeholder Engagement Plan

Stakeholder Feedback


March 12, 2015

Post and communicate Stakeholder Engagement Plan, Foundation Working Group Terms of Reference