Vision, Mission and Values

The IESO has a unique vantage point on the power system – ensuring reliability for the next five minutes all the way to the next 20 years. Our vision leads the way. Our mission tells us how we'll get there. 

Our Vision

Powering a reliable and sustainable energy future for Ontario.

Our Mission

We will do this by:

  • Operating and shaping the electricity system and market in an effective and transparent manner
  • Planning for and competitively procuring the resources that meet Ontario's electricity needs today and tomorrow
  • Leading a culture of conservation
  • Seeking and acting on input from our communities, customers and stakeholders 
  • Sharing relevant and valued information, data, analysis and expertise
  • Attracting, retaining and developing a highly skilled and professional workforce
IESO employees in office

Our Values


We are trusted for the expert advice and service we provide.

Lead Change

We encourage learning, innovation and change.


We work together for a common purpose.


We value the richness of each other's differences.


We act with honesty and accountability.


Courtesy and dignity are at the forefront of all of our relationships.