Smart Metering Entity: Third Party Access Implementation Plan

In its role as the Smart Metering Entity (SME) for Ontario, the IESO is seeking input to inform an implementation plan that provides interested third parties access to de-identified meter data available in the province’s Meter Data Management/Repository (MDM/R).

This engagement initiative supports the Ontario Energy Board Orders to the IESO’s SME to enable third party access to Ontario’s smart meter data in a manner compliant with privacy requirements and that ensures the fair an ethical use of such data.

All interested parties are invited to participate in this engagement including, but not limited to, various levels of government, communities, municipalities, academia and research organizations, energy service providers as well as consumer groups and associations.

All comments and enquiries in this engagement can be directed to

Engagement Plan

Related Information

Frequently Asked Questions

Ontario’s Smart Metering Entity

Data Strategy Advisory Council – meetings and materials

OEB Order EB-2015-0297

OEB Order EB-2016-0284

Schedule of Activities



Expected Actions

March 7, 2019

Final Engagement Summary Report


November 9, 2018

Public Webinar #2

Recorded Presentation  

July 31, 2018

Public Webinar #2 - Postponed

Update on Pilot Test Cases, Project Timelines and Milestones and seek input to Data Products Strategy, Market Analysis and Costing Model.

November 21, 2017

Stakeholder Feedback

IESO Response to Stakeholder Feedback


November 7, 2017

Public Webinar #1

Project overview and seek input on draft Engagement Plan and presentation material (questions for input located on slide 24)

Recorded Presentation

October 12, 2017

Communication to launch engagement initiative