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Long-Term RFP

Resource Acquisition

The IESO is engaging on the next proposed Long-Term procurement, the Long-Term 2 Request for Proposals (LT2 RFP). This procurement is part of the IESO’s broader Resource Adequacy Framework – an enduring approach to identifying the type of acquisition activity to use to resolve system needs. The framework contemplates a multi-pronged approach to secure resources, generally based on the length of the contract term.

The Long-Term RFP engagement plan outlines the objectives, approach, timeline and considerations for engaging stakeholders and conducting outreach to other targeted audiences throughout the development of the LT2 RFP. This engagement plan may be subject to review and updates as the process evolves. All comments and enquiries on this engagement can be directed to engagement@ieso.ca.

Schedule of Activities

Date

Materials

Expected Actions

February 23, 2024

Feedback due on the materials and topics presented at the February 9th Long-Term 2 RFP joint webinar.

 

February 22, 2024

The IESO will host a webinar with the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH) and Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA). As the lead for the land use planning system in Ontario, MMAH will provide an overview of the provincial land use planning framework and OMAFRA will focus on the current land use planning policies in place to guide the siting of energy projects in prime agricultural areas.

Recorded Presentation

This webinar was presented during the IESO's February stakeholder engagement sessions, see full agenda for more information.

February 15, 2024

Feedback Received:

 

February 9, 2024

Engagement Webinar

The IESO, together with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) and Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP), will present on relevant information related to siting.

Recorded Presentation

February 1, 2024

Engagement Webinar

The IESO will provide detail on the LT2 revenue model, DER Participation, additional capacity needs and other design considerations.

Recorded Presentation

Part 1

Part 2

January 15, 2024

Feedback due on the materials and topics presented at the December 13th Long-Term 2 RFP webinar.

Feedback Received:

February 9, 2024: IESO Response to Feedback Received

 

December 13, 2023

Engagement Webinar

The IESO will provide an update on emerging system reliability needs and how upcoming cadenced procurements will help to competitively acquire energy and capacity to meet those needs. In addition, the IESO will present on the upcoming LT2 RFP, providing a high-level overview of the expected procurement design, revenue model, and deliverability considerations.

Recorded Presentation

This webinar was presented during the IESO's December stakeholder engagement sessions, see full agenda for more information.

Archived LT1 RFP and Expedited Process Schedule of Activities

Date

Materials

Expected Actions

September 1, 2023

Following the August 17th public webinar, the IESO is seeking feedback from participants on the changes to the rated criteria proposed in the meeting.

Feedback Received

September 29, 2023: IESO Response to Feedback Received

 

August 17, 2023

LT1 RFP Engagement Webinar

In this meeting, the IESO will provide an overview of the draft LT1 RFP and Contract and will address a number of open design issues for the LT1 RFP.

Recorded Presentation

This webinar was presented during the IESO's August stakeholder engagement sessions, see full agenda for more information.

July 13, 2023

Following the June 29th public webinar, the IESO is seeking feedback from participants on design of the LT1 RFP and LT1 Contract.

Feedback Received

August 16, 2023: IESO Response to Stakeholder Feedback

 

June 29, 2023

LT1 RFP Engagement Webinar

In this meeting, the IESO will address a number of open design issues for the LT1 RFP and provide a walkthrough of the draft LT1 RFP procurement documents posted on the IESO website on May 26th.

Recorded Presentation

June 14, 2023

LT1 RFP Technical Meeting

This Technical Meeting will be led by IESO’s Transmission Planning team. The IESO will highlight the key messages in the IESO's LT1 Deliverability Guidance Document (latest version released June 8) and answer any last minute questions proponents may have on the LT1 Deliverability Assessment process including the Deliverability Test Input Data Form. In addition, to ensure all applicants have adequate time to incorporate information from this session into their submissions, the deadline to submit projects into the LT1 deliverability process will be extended to Friday, June 23.

Recorded Presentation

May 18, 2023

Following the May 4th public webinar, the IESO is seeking feedback from participants on design of the LT1 RFP and LT1 Contract. 

Feedback Received

June 26, 2023: IESO Response to Stakeholder Feedback - Revised

 

 

May 4, 2023

LT1 RFP Engagement Webinar

In this meeting, the IESO will provide a summary of feedback received in relation to areas of the design highlighted at the previous engagement, accompanied by IESO responses. The Ministry of Energy will then present on Duty to Consult provisions being considered for the LT1 Contract. To conclude the meeting, there will be discussion on other areas of the LT1 RFP/Contract design the IESO will be seeking feedback on.

Recorded Presentation

May 3, 2023

LT1 RFP Technical Meeting #2

This Technical Meeting will be led by IESO’s Engineering Studies Department, comprising:

  • Connection Assessment and Approval Process: Specific topics discussed will be the SIA and CIA process, Market Authorization and Registration, facility commissioning and performance validation.
  • Hydro One Connection Process: Specific topics discussed (by HONI representatives) will be Pre-consultation, the Connection application process, Preconstruction (including the CIA, Connection estimates and Cost Recovery Agreements), Design and Build (including Requirements, Cost, and Schedule), and Post construction/Pre-Energization (including the Transmission Connection Agreement).
  • Connection Assessments Process for LT1 RFP
  • Hydro One: Connection Assessments

For more details Readers/Proponents should see the Hydro One Transmission Connected Generator Website.

Recorded Presentation

 

May 3, 2023

LT1 RFP Technical Meeting #1

This Technical Meeting will be led by IESO’s Transmission Planning team, and will focus on the Deliverability Process. Specific topics discussed will be: eligibility, roles and responsibilities, and test scope, test outputs and test schedule.

Recorded Presentation

April 11, 2023

Following the March 28th public webinar, the IESO is seeking feedback from participants on design of the LT1 RFP and LT1 Contract.

Feedback received

May 19, 2023: IESO Response to Stakeholder Feedback

 

March 28, 2023

LT1 RFP Webinar

The IESO will provide an update on the upcoming LT1 RFP, including procurement timelines, sequencing between the E-LT1 RFP and LT1 RFP, and areas of design the IESO will be seeking stakeholder feedback on.

Recorded Presentation

This webinar was presented during the IESO's March stakeholder engagement sessions, see full agenda for more information.

January 27, 2023

Expedited Long-Term Procurement (E-LT1) Informational Webinar

Recorded Presentation

December 5, 2022

Expedited Long-Term Procurement (E-LT1) Informational Webinar

Recorded Presentation

December 2, 2022

Expedited Long-Term Procurement (E-LT1) Informational Webinar: Contract Design and Next Steps

 

November 21, 2022

Following the November 7th public meeting, the IESO is seeking general comments from participants on the draft RFP and Contract.

Feedback received

December 22, 2022: IESO Response to Stakeholder Feedback

 

November 14, 2022

Following the November 7th public meeting, the IESO is seeking feedback from participants on the proposed deemed generation model.

Feedback received

December 22, 2022: IESO Response to Stakeholder Feedback

 

November 7, 2022

Meeting Notes

Expedited Long-Term Procurement (E-LT1) Engagement Session

October 21, 2022

Following the October 18th webinar, the IESO is seeking feedback from participants on the updated draft procurement documents.

Feedback received

November 16, 2022: IESO Response to Stakeholder Feedback

 

October 18, 2022

Webinar: Expedited Process procurement Q&A session

  • This webinar will include a walk-through of key changes to the draft E-LT1 RFP and Contract and will provide an opportunity for stakeholders to ask questions. The IESO is in discussions with the Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB) regarding a potential investment for projects that respond to the RFP and meet certain criteria. We expect to also share high-level details about their involvement in this session.
  • Communication
  • Presentation
  • CIB Investment Overview

Recorded Presentation – Part 1

Recorded Presentation – Part 2

 

September 30, 2022

Feedback Due

The IESO will be accepting written feedback on the draft E-LT1 RFP and draft E-LT1 Contract at LT.RFP@ieso.ca by September 30, 2022.

Feedback Received

September 21, 2022

Webinar: Expedited Process procurement Q&A webinar - for project financiers and legal advisors

  • In this webinar, the IESO will provide a chance for representatives from the financial and the legal communities to ask further questions and provide further feedback on the draft E-LT1 procurement materials. This meeting is a follow up to the September 15 Expedited Process procurement and Solicitation for Same Technology Upgrades Q&A webinars.
  • Presentation

Recorded Presentation

September 15, 2022

Webinar: Solicitation for Same Technology Upgrades Q&A session

Recorded Presentation

September 15, 2022

Webinar: Expedited Process procurement Q&A session

Recorded Presentation

August 22, 2022

Following the August 10th public webinar the IESO is seeking feedback from participants on: the LT1 RFP design and key updates presented in the meeting, Contract Design, Upgrades, and the Deliverability Test Guidance Document.

Feedback Received

 

August 10, 2022

This session will focus on providing proponents with an update on the LT1 RFQ and the revised schedules for the LT1 RFP and Expedited Process. Additionally, the IESO intends to provide further information on the RFP design and proposed contractual considerations for stakeholder feedback.


Recorded Presentation

 

August 4, 2022

Feedback Due

Following the July 21 webinar, the IESO is seeking feedback on Municipal Council Support Resolution, Contract Design, Revised Timelines, and the Deliverability Test Guidance Document.

Feedback Received

 

July 21, 2022

Information session:

The IESO’s procurement and deliverability teams will be available to answer stakeholder questions on the information contained in the deliverability document and the LT1 process.

Recorded Presentation

June 20, 2022

Following the June 9th webinar, the IESO is seeking feedback from participants on the additional procurement mechanisms, as well as on proposed revenue streams.

Feedback received

August 9, 2022: IESO Response to Stakeholder Feedback

 

June 9, 2022

Engagement Webinar

The following topics will be on the agenda for the June 9 meeting:

  • Overview of the Final LT 1 RFQ, including review of feedback
  • Key design considerations for the upcoming LT 1 RFP and Contract, including but not limited to mandatory requirements, rated criteria, deliverability assessment and commercial contract structure
  • Overview of additional procurements, namely the Expedited procurement, the Same Technology Expansions and Uprates process and the Forward Capacity Auction 

Recorded Presentation - Part 1

Recorded Presentation - Part 2

May 2, 2022

Following the April 20 webinar, the IESO is seeking feedback from participants on the additional procurement mechanisms, as well as on proposed revenue streams.

June 17, 2022: IESO Response to Stakeholder Feedback

 

May 2, 2022

Feedback is due on the proposed revisions captured in version 2 of the draft Long-Term Request for Qualifications (LT1 RFQ) posted April 22.

June 3, 2022: IESO Response to Stakeholder Feedback

 

April 22, 2022

 

April 20, 2022

Engagement Webinar

An update on key activities under the Long-Term RFP including a summary of feedback received from the March 10 engagement session.

Recorded Presentation

This webinar was presented during the IESO's April stakeholder engagement sessions, see full agenda for more information.

March 31, 2022

Deadline for stakeholder feedback on the draft Long-Term Request for Qualifications (LT1 RFQ).

March 17, 2022

Deadline for stakeholder feedback on the draft RFP and Contract, including: term length, revenue streams, deliverability process and Draft RFQ discussed during the March 10th webinar.

April 22, 2022: IESO Response to Stakeholder Feedback

 

March 10, 2022

Webinar

Recorded Presentation

March 2, 2022

Due date for responding to LT I RFP Engagement Questionnaire 

 

February 28, 2022

 

February 18, 2022

Deadline for stakeholder feedback on materials presented at the February 8 webinar.

March 18, 2022: IESO Response to Stakeholder Feedback

February 16, 2022

LT I RFP Engagement - Questionnaire

 

February 8, 2022

Webinar

Recording

January 19, 2022

LT RFP Engagement Plan - Posted