Revised Class A eligibility for 2020-2021 adjustment period
June 4, 2020
Class A eligibility rules for the adjustment period starting on July 1, 2020, have been changed to account for the potential impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. A consumer that does not meet the eligibility threshold based on their average monthly peak demand during the May 1, 2019 to April 30, 2020 base period will nevertheless qualify for Class A if they would have met the applicable threshold if the base period had ended on February 29, 2020. This allows a consumer or market participant whose demand dropped below the threshold as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic to qualify for Class A this year.
The IESO issued letters to market participants last Friday to inform them of their Class A eligibility, as well as their peak demand factor. The deadline for participants who need to opt-in is June 15.