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Demand Response Auction update

November 30, 2017

The IESO is preparing for Ontario’s third Demand Response (DR) Auction which will take place December 6 and 7. The organizations who have already completed an authorization process for the upcoming auction can submit bids into a competitive auction process for an opportunity to secure a capacity position in the IESO wholesale electricity market during defined availability windows in 2018-19.

The total qualified capacity for the 2018-19 summer and winter commitment periods are as follows:

  • Summer (May 1, 2018 to October 31, 2018):  910.3 MW
  • Winter (November 1, 2018 to April 30, 2019):  1039.3 MW

For additional information on the auction, please visit the DR Auction webpage.

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