Non-Emitting Resources Subcommittee

The MRWG has struck a non-emitting resources subcommittee to ensure that Market Renewal addresses the unique characteristics of non-emitting resources and to consider the potential for additional incentive mechanisms to meet low carbon policy objectives.

The focus of the subcommittee will be to explore the following three areas for non-emitting resources:

  1. Participation: future integration and barriers to participation for non-emitting resources in the proposed Market Renewal design scope;
  2. Market efficiencies: market impacts associated with higher levels of non-emitting resources with very low to zero marginal costs; and
  3. Commercial mechanisms: the potential need for additional incentive mechanisms to value environmental attributes and support net zero / low carbon emission facilities.

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To provide any comments about the work of this subcommittee or any other Market Renewal initiatives, please contact

Terms of Reference (Final)

The Non-emitting Resources Subcommittee will need you

The IESO will be issuing a Request for Information (RFI) regarding the role of non-emitting resources in the new electricity marketplace. The RFI will be issued in two phases. The first phase will focus on the technical and operational characteristics of non-emitting resources. A draft of Phase 1 was released, with the final version to be issued in mid-March. Phase 2 will focus on commercial and regulatory considerations and will be released toward the end of the summer.

See the  Request for Information engagement webpage for additional information.

NERSC Technical Conference

Schedule of Activities



Expected Actions

April 24, 2018

Subcommittee Meeting


April 5, 2018

NERSC Technical Conference


February 16, 2018

Subcommittee Meeting

Stakeholder Feedback

Recording of RFI Webinar

January 22, 2018

Subcommittee Meeting

January 17, 2018

Deadline for stakeholders to submit feedback on materials and issues discussed at the December 21 webinar

Stakeholder Feedback


December 21, 2017

Webinar: Information on the upcoming RFI on non-emitting resources

View the Recording

December 7, 2017

Minutes of Meeting

Subcommittee Meeting

Stakeholder Feedback on Draft Terms of Reference


November 2, 2017

Minutes of Meeting

Subcommittee Meeting