Ontario Reliability Compliance Program

The IESO uses the Ontario Reliability Compliance Program (ORCP) to monitor, assess and enforce compliance with reliability standards and criteria in Ontario. Under this program, market participants that are subject to compliance with NERC standards and NPCC criteria are required to:

  • Self-certify their compliance status with the reliability standards actively monitored by the ORCP
  • Self-report potential breaches of reliability standards, indicating actions taken or that will be taken to resolve the breach
  • Respond to any other reliability data submittal requests by the IESO under the ORCP

ORCP schedules

While market participants are required to comply with and be able to demonstrate compliance with all applicable reliability standards at all times, only a subset of these requirements is monitored for compliance in a given year. The standards selected for monitoring in a given year are set out in the schedules below. 

Reliability compliance reporting tool

Market participants must use the reliability compliance tool to manage their compliance self-certification and reporting requirements.

The reliability compliance reporting tool is available through Online IESO to the following registered participant roles:

  • Market participant compliance contacts
  • Market participant escalation contacts
  • Market participant emergency preparedness and restoration contacts

See Reliability Compliance Tool Training presentation.

Related Information

Market Manual 11.1: Applicability Criteria for Compliance with NERC Reliability Standards and NPCC Criteria IESO Guideline (IESO_GDE_0364)


NERC Cyber Security Standards: Risk Based Methodology


Market Manual 11.2: Ontario Reliability Compliance Program (IESO_PRO_0874)

Market Manual 11.3: Reliability Information Catalogue (IESO_CAT_0011)

Market Manual 11.4: Ontario Bulk Electric System (BES) Exception (IESO_PRO_0875)


Bulk Electric System (BES) Exception Request and Detailed Information Form (1757)


Bulk Electric System Definition (presentation)