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Hybrid Integration Project

Resource Acquisition

The related Enabling Resources Program will produce an integrated plan that will outline the sequencing, timing and scope of activities to be undertaken by the IESO to enable existing electricity resources to provide electricity system services in the renewed Ontario wholesale market that they cannot, or cannot fully, currently provide. Market integration of hybrid storage-generation resources has been identified as a priority project under the umbrella of projects within the Enabling Resources initiative.

This Hybrid Integration Project engagement will identify participation model(s) to enable hybrid resources in the IESO-administered markets (IAMs) and have the capability to support Ontario’s future system needs. The changes will be implemented after the implementation of the Market Renewal Project.

The IESO encourages all interested parties to participate in this engagement. The IESO anticipates that this initiative will be of particular interest to current and prospective market participants and resource developers, specifically storage, wind and solar. To be added to the email list for communications related to this engagement or to submit comments and enquiries, please email engagement@ieso.ca.

Schedule of Activities

Anticipated timing for this engagement is presented below.

Date Engagement Activity Expected Actions

July 22, 2022

Following the posting of the draft design document “Enabling Foundational Hybrid Facility Models”, the IESO is seeking feedback from participants on the draft design document.

Feedback Received

 

June 27, 2022

 

May 13, 2022

Following the April 22 webinar, the IESO is seeking feedback from participants on any other items where the IESO could provide further clarification.

Feedback Received

June 27, 2022: IESO Response to Stakeholder Feedback, Part 1 Foundational Models

 

April 22, 2022

Engagement Webinar

Discuss stakeholder feedback received following the February engagement session, formalize the design work and introduce the enhance model research study work.

Recorded Presentation

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

March 17, 2022

Following the February 24, 2022 webinar, the IESO is seeking feedback from participants on the proposed design for hybrid facility participation in IESO markets for the two foundational models.

April 20, 2022:  IESO Response to Stakeholder Feedback

 

February 24, 2022

A discussion on stakeholder feedback received following the January meeting, and a presentation on the draft foundational designs.

Recorded Presentation

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

February 17, 2022

Following the January 27th webinar, the IESO is seeking feedback from participants on the proposed “day-in-the-life” for the foundational hybrid facility models, including any concerns from a participation perspective, as well as any dependencies between resources or technologies the IESO should be accounting for.

March 10, 2022:  IESO Response to Stakeholder Feedback

 

January 27, 2022

The IESO will discuss stakeholder feedback received following the December meeting, and present “day-in-the-life” for the foundational hybrid facility models and seek stakeholder feedback on the same.

Recorded Presentation

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

January 10, 2022

Following the December 16 webinar, the IESO is seeking feedback from participants on the market design work, as well as procurement considerations.

IESO Response to Stakeholder Feedback

 

December 16, 2021

The IESO will discuss stakeholder feedback received following the September meeting, and present the final Foundational Participation Models for Hybrid resources, including modelling changes to the single resource model. With the identification of the foundational models now complete, the IESO will share information about the start of the design phase of the project, and discuss next steps to determine design feedback.

Recorded Presentation

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

October 19, 2021

Deadline for stakeholder feedback on topics presented at the September 21st webinar: market participation, development investments and operational or implementation considerations, and likely scenarios if implementation of both participation models is possible.

December 7, 2021: IESO response to Stakeholder Feedback

 

September 21, 2021

The Enabling Resources Program session will begin with an update on the next steps of the draft Enabling Resources work plan. The IESO will then present the Foundational Participation Models for Hybrid resources, discuss the evaluation criteria for these participation models, share potential risks, and seek stakeholder feedback.

Hybrid Integration Project engagement – Supplementary information and extended feedback deadline

Recorded Presentation

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

July 14, 2021

Deadline for stakeholder feedback on topics presented at the June 23rd webinar: Hybrid Pairings and Draft questions for Hybrid Vision Phase.

August 24, 2021: IESO response to stakeholder feedback

 

June 23, 2021

 

Stakeholder webinar:

  • The IESO will provide stakeholders with a project update and address feedback received following the April meeting. At this meeting the IESO will share and seek feedback on the fundamental Hybrid Integration Vision questions, as well as present information on the hybrid work conducted by Berkley Labs and provide an update on the research work at the Minto Flywheel facility.
  • Presentation
  • Feedback form

Recorded Presentation

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

May 12, 2021

Deadline for stakeholder feedback on materials presented at the April 21 webinar.

June 9, 2021: IESO Response to Stakeholder Feedback

 

April 21, 2021

Engagement webinar:

  • IESO to share and seek feedback on the proposed schedule and scope of activities and draft definitions for co-located and hybrid facilities
  • Presentation
  • Feedback form

Recorded Presentation

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

April 1, 2021

Engagement Launched