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Update on recent Technical Panel Determinations

April 28, 2016

The Technical Panel met on April 26 to discuss two proposed market rule amendments. The Panel determined two amendments warrant consideration, and requested comments from stakeholders on one of the sets of rule changes.

The Real-Time Generation Cost Guarantee - Cost Recovery Framework (MR-00425) submission identifies the need for market rule amendments to enable a new cost recovery framework for the real-time generation cost guarantee (RT-GCG) program. The changes are expected to increase the transparency of costs eligible to be submitted by market participants for recovery under the program, as well as reduce the scope and frequency of audits. This proposal is based on the RT-GCG Program Cost Recovery Framework stakeholder engagement. The Panel determined this submission warrants consideration, and detailed rule language will be brought to a subsequent Technical Panel meeting.

The Treatment of Confidential Information Related to Reliability Based Power System Studies and Transmission Service Charges (MR-00426) submission identifies the need for market rule amendments to explicitly allow the IESO to share reliability based confidential information directly to, or to a consultant of, a market participant, a connection applicant, or a person planning on constructing or modifying a facility for the purposes of completing reliability based power system studies. In addition, it is proposed to eliminate the requirement for the IESO to advise every market participant affected by the disclosure of confidential information to an Ontario transmitter where such disclosure is required for transmitters to manage, operate and maintain their transmission system in a safe and reliable manner or for the reconciliation of applicable transmission service charges. After discussing the proposed rule amendment, the Panel requested comments from the broader stakeholder community. Stakeholders are asked to provide comments by May 19 on the related market rule amendment proposal MR-00426-R00. Comments can be sent to

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