Market Renewal - Capacity Exports

The IESO, along with stakeholders, is investigating the potential for allowing Ontario generators with capacity not required for Ontario’s reliability requirements to earn revenue by exporting the capacity to other jurisdictions. Because of the nature of this work, this initiative is now operating as part of the Market Renewal program.

Background

Ontario’s market participants import and export energy on an hour-by-hour basis directly across interties with two provinces and three states. Ontario benefits because this supports reliability and overall market efficiency. However, the protocols and procedures are not currently in place to facilitate capacity-based transactions.

The export of excess capacity resources would:

  • provide generators with additional opportunities to monetize their capacity while continuing to compete in the IESO administered energy market.
  • offer an alternative to facilities that would otherwise choose to idle or shut down due to Ontario market conditions.
  • improve the efficient use of assets on a regional basis.

Get Involved

This initiative will examine how stakeholders can offer their capacity in external markets.  Interested parties are invited to participate in, and provide feedback on, this or any of the Market Renewal initiatives.

For more information, please contact engagement@ieso.ca.

Engagement Plan (Draft)

Schedule of Activities 

Date
Agenda
Minutes

Activities

Expected Actions

August 11, 2017

Stakeholder Feedback

 

August 1, 2017

Minutes

Stakeholder Meeting

 

November 29, 2016

Stakeholder Meeting - Postponed

 

October 12, 2016

Capacity Exports Update

 

September 28, 2016

Minutes (Draft)

Webinar

Communication

 

September 23, 2016

Webinar – Rescheduled

 

September 14, 2016

IESO Response to Stakeholder Feedback

 

July 28, 2016

Deadline for stakeholder feedback on materials presented at July 14th webinar

 

July 14, 2016

Minutes

Webinar to provide in update on IESO work activities

 

May 25, 2016

Agenda

Minutes (Draft)

Stakeholder Meeting

 

May 12, 2016

Stakeholder meeting - Postponed

 

February 4, 2016

Agenda

Minutes

Stakeholder meeting: Status update & proposed revised workplan

 

Past Activities

January 29, 2016

Stakeholder Feedback

August 5, 2015

Capacity Exports - Status Update

May 14, 2015

Cancelled - Stakeholder meeting: Review feedback and finalize design

Materials posted one week in advance

April 23, 2015

Stakeholder feedback due on information presented at stakeholder meeting

  • No Feedback Received

Publish stakeholder feedback

April 16, 2015

Agenda

Minutes

Stakeholder meeting: Review feedback and Overview of Process and procedures

Materials posted one week in advance of meeting

April 15, 2015

IESO response to stakeholder feedback

March 26, 2015

Stakeholder Feedback due on IESO issues and proposed approach.

Stakeholder Feedback

Publish Stakeholder comments on study parameters and approach.

March 19, 2015

Stakeholder Feedback due on Stakeholder Engagement Plan

Stakeholder Feedback

Publish stakeholder feedback

March 10, 2015

Agenda

Minutes

Stakeholder Meeting: Overview of initiative, issues and proposed approach

Materials posted one week in advance of meeting

February 19, 2015

Post and communicate Stakeholder Engagement Plan