Demand Response Working Group

The IESO is seeking the feedback and participation of stakeholders for a renewed Demand Response Working Group (DRWG).  The IESO established the DRWG in 2014 to assist in the evolution of DR from a contracted resource into the energy market, as well as to inform the development of pilots and the DR Auction Stakeholder Engagement.

Following the completion of the first Demand Response Auction, the IESO seeks to refocus the DRWG to an open membership forum with an enduring advisory role. The DRWG will assist the IESO in the evolution of DR in the IESO-administered markets.  


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
           

Supporting Material

Expected Actions

February 12, 2021

Final Demand Response Working Group Meeting Scheduled

 

December 24, 2020

IESO is seeking feedback from stakeholders on the materials presented at the December 3rd webinar.

 

December 3, 2020

 

DRWG Webinar

Recorded presentation 

October 30, 2020

Stakeholder feedback due on materials presented at the October 8th webinar

 

October 8, 2020

 

DRWG Webinar

Register here

 

August 27, 2020

Stakeholder feedback due on materials presented at the August 6th webinar

  • AEMA
 

August 6, 2020

 DRWG Webinar

Recorded presentation

Recording password:  kMjNaMP4

 

July 30, 2020

 Clarification to Statement in July 2019 DRWG Presentation

 

June 30, 2020

June 2020 DRWG Written Update

 

April 28, 2020

April 2020 DRWG Written Update

 

April 16, 2020

Update on the Demand Response Working Group

 

March 10, 2020

Stakeholder feedback due on materials presented at the February 25th meeting

  • Advanced Energy Management Alliance
  • Rodan Energy Solutions
 

February 25, 2020

Agenda

Meeting Notes

 

DRWG meeting

Recorded Presentation

 

January 24, 2020 

 

Documents prior to 2020

Documents are available upon request. Email enagement@ieso.ca with specific instructions and advise if an accessible format is needed.

 

December 10, 2019

Stakeholder feedback due on materials presented at the November 12th meeting

  • AEMA
  • Electricity Distributors Association

IESO Response to Stakeholder Feedback

 

November 12, 2019

Agenda

Meeting Notes

 

 

DRWG

  • Communication
  • Presentation
  • Feedback form
 

September 18, 2019

Deadline for feedback on the HDR Resource Testing and M&V/Data Submission proposals

  • AEMA

IESO Response to Stakeholder Feedback

 

September 11, 2019

Deadline for feedback on the proposed market rule amendments and market manual concepts, to enable out-of-market activation payments

  • AEMA                
  • Rodan

IESO Response to Stakeholder Feedback

 

September 4, 2019

Agenda

Meeting Notes

DRWG meeting

Feedback form

                       
 

August 6, 2019

 

Stakeholder feedback on materials and issues discussed at the July 29th webinar

  • Advanced Energy Management Alliance
  • Market Surveillance Panel
  • Rodan Energy Solutions
            

IESO Response to Stakeholder Feedback on Out of Market Activation Payments – HDR Proposal

 

July 29, 2019

DRWG Webinar

  • Communication
  • Presentation
  • Feedback Form
 

 July 2019

 

  Stakeholder Feedback

  • AEMA & AMPCO Written Submission
 

July 8, 2019

Communication - Sample DR Test Advisory Notice

 

July 5, 2019

Stakeholder feedback on materials and issues discussed at the June 19 meeting — July 5 (Part 1) and July 19 (Part 2)

  • Advanced Energy Management Alliance - Part 1 & 2
  • AMPCO - Part 1 & 2
  • Northland Power - Part 1
  • Rodan Energy Solutions - Part 1 & 2

IESO Response to Stakeholder Feedback – Out of Market Activation Payments

 

IESO Response to Stakeholder Feedback on Energy Payments for Economic Activation of DR Resources – Proposal

 

IESO Response to Stakeholder Feedback on Testing of Hourly Demand Response (HDR) Resources Proposal

 

June 19, 2019

Agenda

Meeting Notes

DRWG meeting

  • Communication
  • Presentation
  • IESO Performance Testing

Additional Material

  • Stakeholder Feedback Form: June 19 DRWG Meeting
  • Memo: Update on Resolute Market Rule Amendment Submission
 

May 17, 2019

Communication - Sample DR Test Advisory Notice (see updated communication posted on July 8, 2019)

 

April 25, 2019

Agenda

Meeting Notes

DRWG Meeting

  • Presentation
  • DR Auction: Path to Success in the TCA – Enel X

Stakeholder Feedback

  • Enel X
  • Voltus
 

April 18, 2019

Posting of Changes to Hourly Demand Response (HDR) Participation Framework

 

March 20, 2019

Stakeholder Feedback

  • Ecobee
  • Enel X
  • Great Circle Solar Management Corporation
 

February 12, 2019

Agenda

Meeting Notes

                   

 DRWG Meeting

  • Communication
  • DR Testing Update
  • DR Measurement Data Audit Process and Data Acquisition
  • DAM High Level Design Considerations for HDR Participation
  • Market Rule Amendment Submission
  • Northland Power Inc Presentation DR Program - Expanding DR to Uncontracted  (Stranded) Generators
  • Meeting Ontario’s Capacity Needs After 2019
  • 2019 Work Plan
  • Resolute Presentation -  Market Rule Amendment Proposal

 

 

December 7, 2018

Stakeholder Feedback

  • Centrica
  • City of Toronto
  • Enel X
  • NRG Curtailment Solutions
  • Rodan Energy Solutions

IESO Response to Stakeholder Feedback

 

November 15, 2018

Agenda

Meeting Notes

DRWG Meeting

  • Presentation
  • Feedback Form
 

September 11, 2018

Minutes of Meeting

DRWG Meeting

  • Presentation
 

May 3, 2018

Agenda

Minutes of Meeting (Draft)

DRWG Meeting

  • HDR and Dispatchable Load
  • ICA Update
  • Improved Utilization of HDR Update
  • 2018 DRWG Work Plan & Meeting Schedule
 

April 20, 2018

DRWG Webinar

  • Communication
  • Presentation

Stakeholder Feedback

  • EnerNOC, Inc.
 

March 16, 2018

Stakeholder Feedback

  • City of Toronto
  • EnerNOC. Inc.
  • NRG Curtailment Solutions Canada, Inc.
  • Rodan Energy Solutions

IESO Response to Stakeholder Feedback

 

March 1, 2018

Agenda

Meeting Notes

DRWG Meeting

  • Communication
  • 2018 DR Work Plan
  • Market Renewal: Energy Stream Presentation
  • Non-Emitting Resources RFI
  • Utilization Payments
  • Demand Response Testing
  • Improved Utilization of HDR Resources - Options
 

February 13, 2018

 Stakeholder Feedback

  • City of Toronto
  • EnerNOC, Inc.
  • OhmConnect, Inc.
  • Powerful Solutions

IESO Response to Stakeholder Feedback

 

January 30, 2018

Agenda

Meeting Notes (Draft)

DRWG Meeting

  • Communication
  • Update on adding HDR resources to EOSCA list
  • 2018 DR Work Plan Discussion
  • Utilization Payment Discussion
  • 2017 DR Auction Results
  • HDR Testing
  • Improving Utilization of HDR
 

December 19, 2017

  • Communication
  • Utilization Payments - Discussion Paper
 

December 15, 2017

DRWG Updates and 2018 Work Plan

  • Communication
 

December 8, 2017

Stakeholder Feedback

  • City of Toronto
  • EnerNOC, Inc.
  • Joint comments of CPower Energy Management, EnergyHub, Itron, Nest Labs, and Whisker Labs
  • NRG Curtailment Solutions Canada Inc.
  • OhmConnect, Inc.
  • Powerful Solutions
  • Rayonier Advanced Materials
  • Rodan Energy Solutions

IESO Response to Stakeholder Feedback

 

November 16, 2017

Agenda

Meeting Notes

 DRWG Meeting

  • Communication
  • Improved Utilization
  • HDR Testing
  • Green Button Update - Updated
  • Market Renewal - Incremental Capacity Auction Update
  • Update on Utilization Payments Discussion Paper
  • Utilization Payment Discussion Paper
  • 2018 DR Work Plan                                              
  • Proposed DRWG 2018 Dates
 

September 29, 2017

Stakeholder Feedback

  • City of Toronto (Toronto Water)
  • EnerNOC, Inc.
  • Powerconsumer Inc.
  • Powerful Solutions

IESO Response to Stakeholder Feedback

 

September 12, 2017

Agenda

Meeting Notes

DRWG Meeting

  • Improving the Utilization of HDR Resources
  • 2017 DR Auction Parameters
  • Utilization Payment:  Discussion Paper Update
  • IESO Report Access and Interfaces
  • Review of Standby Notices for HDR Resources
 

August 21, 2017

DRWG- Call for Feedback - Peaksaver Transition MWs

 

August 16, 2017

DRWG Priority Item - Update

 

July 28, 2017

Stakeholder Feedback

  • City of Toronto
  • Enershift
 

July 18, 2017

Agenda

Meeting Notes

 Next Webinar

  • Communication
  • Improved Utilization of DR
  • Market Rule Amendments
  • Peaksaver Transition and DR Auction Target Capacity
  • Utilization Payments (posted July 21, 2017)
 

June 7, 2017

Stakeholder feedback

  • Alectra
  • EnerNOC, Inc.
  • Gerdau Long Steel North America
  • OhmConnect, Inc.

IESO Response to Stakeholder Feedback

 

May 30, 2017

Agenda

Meeting Notes

DRWG Meeting

  • Notification and Activation of HDR Resources
  • Peaksaver Transition
  • Utilization Payments
 

May 19, 2017

Deadline for stakeholder feedback on materials presented at the May 11th meeting

  • City of Toronto
  • EnergyHub and Whisker Labs
  • EnerNOC, Inc.
  • Enershift
  • Ivaco Rolling Mills
  • Nest Labs
  • OhmConnect, Inc.
  • Oracle
  • Resolute Forest Products

IESO Response to Stakeholder Feedback

 

May 11, 2017

Agenda

Meeting Notes

Webinar

  • Communication
  • IESO Response to Stakeholder Feedback
  • Notification and Activation of HDR Resources
  • Utilization Payments
 

April 21, 2017

Deadline for stakeholder feedback on materials presented at the April 6th meeting

Stakeholder Feedback

  • Alectra Utilities
  • City of Toronto
  • EnerNOC, Inc.
  • NestLabs
  • Resolute Forest Products
  • Whisker Labs and Energy Hub
  • IESO Response to Stakeholder Feedback
 

April 6, 2017

Agenda

Meeting Notes

DRWG Meeting

  • Communication
  • 2017 DR Work Plan Proposal
  • Market Rule Amendment Process
  • Peaksaver Transition
  • Brant Local DR Pilot Update
  • Improvements to Hourly DR Utilization
 

March 6, 2017

Agenda

DRWG Meeting

  • Communication
  • Presentation
  • DRWG Workplan – Feedback on Priority Items
 

February 15, 2017

 

Deadline for stakeholder feedback on materials presented at the January 31st meeting

  • Communication
  • Update to Evaluation Criteria for DR Priorities

Stakeholder Feedback

  • City of Toronto (Toronto Water)
  • EnerNOC, Inc.
  • Enershift
  • Nest Labs
  • NRG Curtailment Solutions, Inc.
  • OhmConnect, Inc.
  • Voltalis
  • Whisker Labs and Energy Hub
 

January 31, 2017

Agenda

Meeting Notes

DRWG Meeting

  • Communication
  • Residential DR Requirements
  • DR Capacity Obligation Transfers
  • DR Stakeholder Priorities for 2017
  • 2017 DR Workplan
 

December 16, 2016

Deadline for stakeholder feedback on materials presented at November 30th meeting

Stakeholder Feedback

  • City of Toronto
  • EnergyHub
  • EnerNOC, Inc.
  • Hydro One
  • OhmConnect, Inc.
 

December 6, 2016

 Clarification on DRMP Data Access

 

 

December 2, 2016

Deadline for stakeholder feedback on materials presented at the November 22nd meeting

Stakeholder Feedback

  • OhmConnect, Inc.
  • IESO Response to Stakeholder Feedback
 

November 30, 2016

Agenda

Meeting Notes

 

DRWG Meeting

  • Communication
  • DRWG Planning Session –Call for Items due Friday November 18
  • Communication - DRWG Planning Session Agenda
  • Settlement Update for Residential DR Resources
  • Demand Response Evolution in Ontario

Stakeholder Presentations

  • Ecobee
  • Enbala Power Networks Inc.
  • EnerNOC, Inc.
  • OhmConnect, Inc.
  • Rodan Energy Solutions
 

November 22, 2016

Agenda

Meeting Notes

 

Webinar

  • Communication
  • IESO Response to Stakeholder Feedback
  • Overview of Post-Auction Requirements
  • Settlement for Residential DR Resources
  • Residential DR Baseline
 

October 14, 2016

Deadline for stakeholder feedback on materials presented at the September 30th meeting

Stakeholder Feedback

  • City of Toronto
  • EnergyHub
  • Hydro One
  • OhmConnect, Inc.
  • Oracle
  • Rodan Energy Solutions Inc.
  • Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited
  • WeatherBug Home

 

 

September 30, 2016

Agenda
Meeting Notes (Draft)

 

Meeting

  • Communication
  • Update on Target Capacity and Commitment Period
  • Update on DR Capacity Obligation Transfer
  • Residential DR
 

September 15, 2016

IESO Response to Stakeholder Feedback

 

September 9, 2016

Training Session: DR Auction Overview

  • Communication
 

July 29, 2016

Deadline for stakeholder feedback on materials presented at the July 15th meeting

Stakeholder Feedback

  • City of Toronto
  • Energy Curtailment Specialists
  • EnerNOC, Inc.
  • Gerdau
  • Hydro One (received August 23, 2016)
  • Joint comments from EnergyHub, Nest Labs, Opower, and WeatherBug Home
  • Opower
  • PowerStream Inc.
  • Whitby Hydro Energy Services Corporation
 

July 15, 2016

Agenda
Meeting Notes (Draft)

Meeting

  • Communication
  • Baseline Methodology for Residential DR
  • DR Capacity Obligation Transfer Proposal
  • DR Auction Timelines
  • Update on Target Capacity
  • Commitment Periods in the DR Auction
 

July 13, 2016

IESO Response to Stakeholder Feedback

 

June 16, 2016

Deadline for stakeholder feedback on the Proposal to Enable Transfer of DR Capacity Obligations

Stakeholder Feedback

  • City of Toronto
  • EnergyHub
  • EnerNOC, Inc.
 

May 30, 2016

Agenda
Meeting Notes (Draft)

Meeting

  • Proposed Updates to the DR Auction Clearing Mechanism
  • Proposal to Enable Transfer of DR Capacity Obligations
  • Nest Labs – IESO Demand Response Working Group
  • Rodan Energy Solutions – peakSAVER in the DR Auction
  • Opower - Removing Barriers to Residential DR Participation in the IESO DR Auction
 

May 18, 2016

Meeting – Postponed

  • Communication
 

April 20, 2016

Stakeholder Feedback

  • City of Toronto
  • EnerNOC, Inc.
  • Nest Labs
  • Opower
  • IESO Response to Stakeholder Feedback
 

March 29, 2016

Agenda
Minutes (Draft)

Meeting

  • Communication
  • Introduction
  • Overview
  • Proposed Updates to the DR Auction Clearing Mechanism
  • Expanding DR Participation in the DR Auction
  • Demand Curve Elements
 

February 5, 2016

Stakeholder Feedback

  • EnerNOC, Inc.
  • NRG Matters Corp.
  • Rodan Energy Solutions
 

January 21, 2016

Demand Response Working Group Update

  • Communication
 

September 12, 2014

Agenda
Minutes

Public Meeting

  • SE Plan for DR Auction
  • DR Auction Timeline
  • Registration of Demand Response in Market Manuals
  • Market Manual Changes for Operations of Capacity Based Demand Response
  • Settlement of Capacity Based DR Changes to Market Manual
  • Demand Response Pilots - Revised
  • Demand Response 3 Capacity Based DR Report

Stakeholder Feedback

  • DR Pilot Sub-group members
  • Enbala Power Networks
  • EnerNoc Inc.
 

August 6, 2014

Agenda
Minutes

Working Group Meeting

  • Market Manual Changes for Registration in Capacity Based DR
  • Market Manual Changes for Operations of Capacity Based DR
  • Market Manual Changes for Settlement of Capacity Based DR
  • New DR3 and Capacity Based DR Report

Stakeholder Feedback

  • EnerNoc Inc.

 

July 9, 2014

Agenda
Minutes

Public Meeting

  • DR Auction
  • Proposed Pilot Programs and Enabling Market Rules - Revised
  • Compliance Changes
  • Baseline Changes
  • Transitional Market Rules - Revised

Stakeholder Feedback

  • Communication
  • City of Ottawa
  • Energy Curtailment Specialists
  • EnerNoc Inc.
  • Rodan Energy Solutions Inc.
  • Rogers
 

June 3, 2014

Agenda
Minutes

Working Group Meeting                        

  • Communication
  • Demand Response Working Group Overview
  • Stakeholder & Technical Panel Timelines
  • Demand Response Pilots Group – Market Rules
  • Demand Response Pilots Group – Discussion
  • Pilot Programs - Design Considerations
  • DR MV & Baseline
  • Summary of Baseline Assessment Studies
  • Settlements 2014 DR & MV Plans & Meter Data
  • Demand Response Compliance
  • Auction High Level Design

Stakeholder Feedback

  • EnerNOC, Ltd.
  • Ontario Power Generation
 

April 3, 2014

Agenda
Meeting Summary

Public Meeting

  • IESO Market Review
  • Demand Response Review (OPA Presentation)
  • Demand Response in Surrounding Regions
  • Demand Response 3 Integration
  • Demand Response Working Group Workplan
  • IESO Response: DR3 Triggers
 

April 3, 2014

Agenda
Minutes (Draft)

Working Group Meeting

  • Demand Response Working Group Workplan
  • Demand Response: Transitional Market Rules
  • Meeting System Needs with Demand Response
 

February 6, 2014

IESO Bulletin request for working group volunteers                       

Background Documents

  • Minister of Energy Letter – DR Development
  • Letter to IESO re: Dispatch of DR3 Resources
  • Minister Letter re: DR Pilots
  • Demand Response Transition Q&A