Meeting Ontario’s Capacity Needs: 2020-2024

Over the past two years, the IESO has been working with stakeholders to develop a comprehensive Incremental Capacity Auction (ICA), a fundamental component of the Market Renewal Project. The ICA will provide, in the long-term, the most reliable and efficient solution to meet Ontario’s future capacity needs by targeting a late-2022 auction to address Ontario’s summer 2025 capacity need. In addition, as early as 2020, Ontario requires a mechanism to meet our emerging capacity needs as some long-term power supply contracts expire. Ontario cannot fully rely on resources that do not have a contractual obligation or incentive to provide capacity therefore, the IESO will evolve the demand response auction (DRA) into a broader and more competitive capacity acquisition mechanism to address this capacity need until the comprehensive ICA has commenced. 

As part of this process, the IESO will be seeking feedback from stakeholders on certain aspects of the evolution of the DRA. Additional details on the IESO’s plans to engage communities and stakeholders throughout the process can be found in the engagement plan. All comments and enquiries on this engagement can be directed to engagement@ieso.ca.

Transitional Capacity Auction Phase 1 Design Document

The deadline for feedback is May 2, 2019.

Schedule of Activities

Timing                   

Engagement  Activity                                                              

 Expected Actions

Phase Two Engagement 

Post-2019

Additional in-person meetings or webinars as required

 

Two weeks after the comment period closes

IESO to post responses to written submissions on Phase Two design

 

Two-week period in Q4 2019

Window for written submissions on Phase Two design

 

Q3 2019

Release of Phase Two design

  • Seeking feedback on key challenges, barriers, and opportunities
 

Q3 2019

Meeting to review Phase Two design

  • Discuss changes to TCA proposed in Phase Two
 

Phase One Engagement 

Q2 – Q3 2019

Additional in-person meetings or webinars to discuss design details as required

 

May 6, 2019

Generator Participation meeting

 

May 3 – 17, 2019

IESO to post responses to written submissions on Phase One design

 

April 18, 2019

Agenda

Meeting to respond to initial questions and feedback on Phase One design

  • Provide an opportunity for stakeholders to clarify items of uncertainty; discuss initial feedback
  • Presentation

Webcast registration URL:

https://www.meetview.com/ieso20190418

 

April 11 – May 2, 2019

Window for written feedback submissions on Phase One design

 

April 11, 2019

Release of Phase One design 

  • Seeking feedback on key challenges, barriers, and opportunities
  • Feedback Form

The deadline for feedback is May 2, 2019.

 

March 25, 2019

Stakeholder feedback due on engagement plan

Stakeholder Feedback

 

March 7, 2019

Agenda

Minutes

Introductory discussion and presentation of the design approach

  • Discuss the purpose of the engagement and high-level work plan for 2019; discuss areas for feedback; solicit initial feedback on proposed engagement approach.

Webcast registration URL: https://www.meetview.com/ieso20190307/