IESO Weekly Bulletin
|June 28, 2012
In this issue:
- IESO's 18-Month Outlook Available Online
- SE-94 Concludes with Delivery of Report and Addendum
Market and System Operations
- Centralized Forecast Report Revised in Target Release Plan for IESO IT Systems
- 2012 Reliability Compliance Schedule Updated
- New Dates on NERC Standards Milestones Tool
- NPCC Directories 9 and 10 Available for Review
Planned IT Outages
IESO's 18-Month Outlook Available Online
The IESO 18-Month Outlook for June 2012 to November 2013 is now available. The report, which assesses the adequacy and reliability of Ontario's power system, states that the province is expected to have an adequate supply of electricity to handle the increased demand resulting from air conditioning use over the summer, even under hotter than normal weather conditions.
Approximately 1,500 MW of nuclear generation and 500 MW of renewable generation will be added to the high-voltage grid during the reporting period. By November 2013, total wind and solar generation connected to the transmission and distribution networks in Ontario will reach approximately 3,800 MW.
The double-circuit Bruce to Milton transmission line is now operational and can accommodate the full output from all eight generating units at the Bruce nuclear complex as well as the additional renewable resources planned in southwestern Ontario.
Economic growth in Ontario is expected to result in a modest increase in electricity consumption which will be partially offset by conservation initiatives and increased embedded generation. Total consumption is expected to rise by 0.1 per cent in 2012. Peak demand is expected to remain flat over the forecast period due to increased embedded generation, conservation measures, and the impact of time-of-use rates and other demand response initiatives.
New sources of generation continue to be brought into service to meet future supply needs and replace coal-fired capacity. The incorporation of this supply, coupled with declining demand during off-peak periods, has caused periods of surplus baseload generation which the IESO will continue to manage.
The IESO regularly assesses the adequacy and reliability of Ontario's power system. The 18-Month Outlook is issued on a quarterly basis (www.ieso.ca/18-month.outlook.jun2012). For the IESO News Release, please see: http://www.ieso.ca/imoweb/media/md_newsitem.asp?newsID=6112.
SE-94 Concludes with Delivery of Report and Addendum
The Export Transmission Service Tariff Study Report and Addendum are now complete. Thank you to the stakeholders, from a number of sectors, who participated in the IESO's SE-94 engagement initiative. For more information, visit http://www.ieso.ca/imoweb/consult/consult_se94.asp.
The Report and Addendum will be sent to Hydro One and filed as evidence in the company's 2013 to 2014 Revenue Requirement and Rate Filing Application before the Ontario Energy Board (OEB). Interested stakeholders are referred to File No. EB-2012-0031, available through the OEB website: http://www.ontarioenergyboard.ca/OEB/Industry/Regulatory+Proceedings/Applications+Before+the+Board.
Market and System Operations
Centralized Forecast Report Revised in Target Release Plan for IESO IT Systems
An addition has been made to the Target Release Plan for IESO IT Systems, Release 28.0, to add information on the content of the new public centralized forecast energy report for variable generator market participants. Since the Preliminary Release Plan was posted on May 30th, stakeholder consultation has resulted in a decision that the public report will not include forecast data for regions that have fewer than three variable generator market participants. See A923 - Publish New Centralized Forecast Energy Reports to Variable Generator Market Participants in the release plan for more information: http://www.ieso.ca/imoweb/pubs/it/it_TargetReleasePlan280.pdf.
The full release calendar is available at http://www.ieso.ca/imoweb/it_changes/releaseCalendar.asp. Comments can be sent to email@example.com.
2012 Reliability Compliance Schedule Updated
The 2012 ORCP schedule has been updated with links to two requirement forms:
- IESO_FORM_1608 - Emergency Preparedness Plan
- IESO_FORM_1609 - Emergency Restoration Plan
These forms detail the requirements for compliance self-certification with Ontario emergency planning and recovery market rules. While all market participants must maintain emergency plans, only those defined in the market rules as restoration participants are required to annually self-certify.
The schedule can be found at: http://www.ieso.ca/imoweb/ircp/ircp_templatesSchedule-2012.asp. The ORCP forms linked on the schedule are provided for information purposes. To certify compliance, market participants should use the Reliability Compliance Tool accessed through the IESO Portal.
The ORCP is used by the IESO to monitor, assess and enforce compliance with reliability standards in Ontario. For more information, see http://www.ieso.ca/orcp.
New Dates on NERC Standards Milestones Tool
The Milestones in Reliability Standard Development and Lifecycle spreadsheet has been updated with new dates for some NERC Critical Infrastructure, Emergency Preparedness and Operations, and Protection and Control standards. This tool allows users to follow the development of mandatory reliability standards and determine enforcement dates in Ontario. All modifications to the spreadsheet are listed in its Change History tab.
The spreadsheet can be accessed from a link on the Reliability Standards webpage: http://www.ieso.ca/imoweb/ircp/reliabilityStandards.asp.
NPCC Directories 9 and 10 Available for Review
NPCC has made a change to two directives, to align the document formatting with NPCC specifications:
- Directory 9 - Generator Gross/Net Real Power Capability, version 2
- Directory 10 - Generator Gross/Net Reactive Power Capability, version 2
The directives are posted on the OEB Remand Process page on the IESO's website: http://www.ieso.ca/imoweb/ircp/reliabilityStandards-OEB_Remand.asp.
Planned IT Outages
The Online Outage Request Tool will be briefly unavailable mid-morning on Wednesday, July 4.
The IESO's Planned IT System Outages web page provides an easy way to view all planned outages: http://www.ieso.ca/it.outages. The page is updated frequently and planned outages are posted as soon as they are finalized.
July 2 - Canada Day holiday
July 10 - SE-100 Bulk Electric System (BES) Exception Procedure (Toronto)
July 17-18 - Canadian Transmission Summit (Toronto)
July 19-20 - 4th Annual Ontario's Feed-In Tariff 2.0: 2012 and Beyond (Toronto)
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