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Demand Response Auction update

November 29, 2018

The IESO is preparing for Ontario’s fourth Demand Response (DR) Auction which will take place on December 5 and 6, 2018. 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 2019-2020.

The total qualified capacity for the 2019-2020 summer and winter commitment periods are as follows:

  • Summer (May 1, 2019 to October 31, 2019):  1506.2 MW
  • Winter (November 1, 2019 to April 30, 2020):  1524.2 MW

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


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