Capacity Auction

This engagement was closed in 2017. Please see active engagement initiated in 2019.

The IESO invites stakeholders to provide input into the design for a capacity auction that will help meet the future resource needs of Ontario's electricity system and provide flexibility for new and existing technologies to compete in the marketplace.
Through stakeholder input, the objective of this stakeholder engagement initiative is to identify and develop the elements that would make up the design of a capacity auction for Ontario. This, along with the engagement method and timelines, are outlined in the Capacity Auction Stakeholder Engagement Plan posted below.

It is expected that all stakeholders with an interest in the future development of Ontario's electricity market will have an interest in this initiative.

The Stakeholder Engagement Plan may be subject to review and update as the process evolves to ensure that individuals have the opportunity to access and contribute their input on this initiative most efficiently. All comments and enquiries can be directed to engagement@ieso.ca

Capacity Auction Stakeholder Engagement Plan (Draft)

Capacity Auction Stakeholder Engagement Plan (Final)


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

April 25, 2017

Communication

 

March 2015

Develop schedule to seek input on detailed design elements for a capacity auction

IESO to consult with stakeholders on working group development

March 27, 2015

IESO Response to Stakeholder Feedback

 

January 30, 2015

Feedback due on

  • Ontario Capacity Auction – Draft High Level Design
  • Communication

Stakeholder Feedback

  • APPrO
  • Brookfield Renewable Energy Group
  • CanWEA
  • Charles River Associates
  • Energy Storage Ontario
  • EnerNOC, Inc.
  • Greenfield Energy Centre
  • HQ Energy Marketing Inc.
  • Ontario Clean Air Alliance
  • Ontario Power Generation
  • Rodan Energy Solutions
  • TransAlta
  • TransCanada Energy Limited

 

December 11, 2014

Agenda

Minutes (Draft)

Stakeholder meeting to review stakeholder feedback, IESO response and discuss next steps

  • Communication
  • Ontario Capacity Auction – Draft High Level Design
  • Presentation

IESO to post materials one week in advance

December 3, 2014

IESO Response to Stakeholder Feedback

IESO to post

October 31, 2014

Stakeholder feedback due on Capacity Auction design elements

  • Communication

Stakeholder Feedback

  • APPrO
  • Brookfield Energy Marketing LP
  • CanWEA
  • City of Toronto
  • EnerNOC, Inc
  • NextEra Energy Canada
  • Ontario Power Generation
  • Rodan Energy Solutions Inc.
  • TransAlta Corporation

 

October 24, 2014

IESO Response to Stakeholder Feedback on Stakeholder Engagement Plan

 

October 10, 2014

Stakeholder Feedback due on Stakeholder Engagement Plan

  • APPrO
  • Bruce Power
  • CanWEA
  • City of Toronto
  • Enbridge
  • EnerNOC, Ltd.
  • NextEra Energy Canada
  • Ontario Clean Air Alliance
  • Ontario Power Generation
  • Rodan Energy Solutions Inc.
  • Shell Energy
  • Anonymous - Consumer
  • Anonymous - Generator
  • Anonymous - Other

Stakeholders to provide comments in writing

October 1, 2014

Agenda

Minutes (Draft)

Stakeholder meeting to outline and seek feedback on design elements along with next steps

  • Ontario Capacity Auction: Design Element Discussion Paper
  • Capacity Auction Stakeholder Engagement Plan
  • Stakeholder Engagement Overview
  • Auction Parameters
  • Eligibility and Performance
  • Demand Curve
  • Next Steps

IESO to post meeting materials one week in advance

September 18, 2014

Ontario Capacity Auction: Assessment of Expected Benefits

 

September 11, 2014

Post and communicate Stakeholder Engagement Plan

  • Communication
  • Stakeholder Engagement Plan (Draft)
  • Feedback on Plan through an Online Survey

Stakeholders to provide feedback/comments in writing

August 13, 2014

Agenda

Capacity Market Information Session (2)

  • Value of a Capacity Market in Ontario
  • Developing a Made-In-Ontario Capacity Market
  • Meeting Summary

 

April 8, 2014

Agenda

Capacity Market Information Session (1)

  • Backgrounder
  • Welcoming Remarks by Ted Leonard
  • Capacity Market Primer (NERA Economic Consulting)
  • Capacity Market Information Session (ISO New England)
  • Meeting Summary