Customer Readiness - IT System Changes

The information on this page is intended to make participants aware of upcoming changes to market and program facing IT systems and applications and to advise of any action that might be required from them to ensure a seamless transition from the existing to the new applications and systems. 

Current Projects

Project Name

 Action

Online Settlement Data Submission

On target for implementation into production on December 10, 2018.

Final Approval in Advance (FAA) criteria - Outage Management

Register for market trials. Trial period to be communicated in January, 2019.

Dispatch Service

Market Participants with dispatchable facilities must be cut-over to new Dispatch Service before January 31, 2019.


Project: Online Settlement Data Submission

Project Description

The IESO will be migrating the Online Settlement Data submission application from the IESO Portal to Online IESO.

Who is affected?

All market participants submitting settlement data to the IESO.

Project Status

On target for implementation into production on December 10, 2018.

Action Required

Participants to submit online settlement data via Online IESO after implementation into production.


Project: Final Approval in Advance (FAA) Criteria – Outage Management

Project Description

The IESO will be expanding the criteria for Final Approval in Advance (FAA) and update the eligibility for Auto Advanced Approval (AA). Expanding the criteria to receive FAA automatically in certain situations will eliminate the need for market participants to call the IESO control room to be granted approval via telephone.

Who is affected?

All market participants submitting equipment outage to the IESO.

Project Status

Implementation into production scheduled for March 13, 2019. Market trials to be announced in January, 2019.

Action Required

Register for market trials. TBD

Project: Dispatch Service

Project Description

Transition the tool used by market participants to accept and reject dispatch instructions from Message Exchange to Dispatch Service.

Additional information

Who is affected?

All market participants receiving dispatch instructions from the IESO (dispatchable generators and loads).

Project Status

Implemented in Production January 2018.

Action Required

Participants need to register for cut-over from existing Message Exchange to new Dispatch Service as soon as possible by e-mailing dispatch.service@ieso.ca.