Market Information Working Group

The Market Information Working Group has been formed to look at enhancements or changes to market information. The IESO publishes market information to provide transparency, enable effective participation, and facilitate understanding and analysis of the IESO markets. The goal of this plan is to obtain advice from a broad range of stakeholders on enhancements to market information.

The creation of a Market Information Working Group will allow stakeholders to provide guidance to the IESO on how priorities are assigned to requests for new or enhanced reports and information.

The focus group will meet either in person or by teleconference, at least twice per year to evaluate proposals for changes to existing reports and requests for new types of public information, and to provide advice on prioritization of any updates.

The key deliverable is a list of the current status and classification of all information requests, which the focus group will review and provide input on.

Schedule of Activities



Expected Actions

December 2013

Working Group established from former Market Information Focus Group stakeholder engagement initiative


April 26, 2013

Stakeholder Feedback


April 9, 2013



October 16, 2012


October 11, 2012



September 2012

Update plan and next steps

Input from focus group, formation of a standing committee

August 2012

Update of information request list with anticipated delivery dates from the IESO

Ranking of information requests

July 13, 2012

Stakeholders to provide input into the draft information request listing and priority

Posting of information requests

July 2012

Stakeholders to provide input into the draft information request listing and priority

Input from Stakeholders

June 26, 2012


First meeting of the Focus Group to discuss Stakeholder Engagement Plan, scope, Terms of Reference, and draft listing of information requests

Finalize Terms of Reference and listing of information requests

June 13, 2012

Deadline for comments on the draft stakeholder plan

Stakeholder Feedback

Publish revised plan


May 31, 2012

Communicate draft Stakeholder Plan, Terms of Reference and request for participation in the Focus Group


Feedback on the stakeholder engagement plan and participation in the focus group