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)


Documents referenced on this page, but not posted, can be obtained by contacting engagement@ieso.ca with a link to the web page that lists the document and advise whether it needs to be provided in an accessible format. Please allow a minimum of one business day for a response.


Schedule of Activities 

Date
Agenda
Minutes

Activities

Expected Actions

November 14, 2018

 Guide to Using Online IESO for Capacity Exports

 

September 6, 2018

Capacity Exports Informational Webinar

  • Presentation

Register here

August 9, 2018

Update on Enabling Capacity Exports

 

June 14, 2018

Capacity Exports - Technical Panel Update

 

April 26, 2018

Deadline for stakeholder feedback on materials presented at April 16th webinar

  • Ontario Power Generation

IESO Response to Stakeholder Feedback

 

April 16, 2018

Minutes

Next webinar

  • Communication
  • Presentation
            

March 27, 2018

Webinar - Cancelled

  • Communication
 

December 4, 2017

Agenda

Minutes

Stakeholder Meeting

  • Presentation

August 11, 2017

Stakeholder Feedback

  • ITC Holdings Corporation
  • Ontario Power Generation

IESO Response to Stakeholder Feedback

 

August 1, 2017

Minutes

Stakeholder Meeting

  • Communication
  • Presentation
 

November 29, 2016

Stakeholder Meeting - Postponed

  • Communication

 

October 12, 2016

Capacity Exports Update

  • Communication

 

September 28, 2016

Minutes

Webinar

Communication

  • Capacity Exports – Market Manuals
  • Presentation

 

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

  • Brookfield Renewable Energy
  • Customized Energy Solutions
  • ITC Holdings Corp

 

July 14, 2016

Minutes

Webinar to provide in update on IESO work activities

  • Communication
  • Presentation

 

May 25, 2016

Agenda

Minutes

Stakeholder Meeting

  • Communication
  • Presentation

 

May 12, 2016

Stakeholder meeting - Postponed

  • Communication

 

February 4, 2016

Agenda

Minutes

Stakeholder meeting: Status update & proposed revised workplan

  • Communication
  • Presentation