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Reminder: Register Now for the September Engagement Meetings

September 16, 2021

Lesley Gallinger, IESO President and CEO will provide opening remarks at the September engagement meetings to discuss some of the drivers transforming Ontario’s electricity sector, including emerging technologies, decarbonization, and growing electricity supply needs. Remarks will focus on her view of what’s needed for a reliable, sustainable, and affordable electricity future. 

Lesley will also be available for a brief Q and A session following her remarks.  If you would like to submit a question in advance of the meeting, please email

The September engagement update and the agenda and meeting materials for next week’s sessions are available on the IESO site, and include:

  • Hybrid Integration Project: an update on next steps of the draft enabling resources work plan and a presentation of the foundational participation models for hybrid resources.
  • Phasor Data: an update on the proposed market rule and draft market manual amendments specifying synchrophasor monitoring requirements, as well as a discussion of qualitative benefits and quantitative cost ranges.
  • Stakeholder Distributed Energy Resources (DER) Presentations: DER stakeholders will be presenting their perspectives on the technologies that are most likely to benefit Ontario and how they should be incorporated into wholesale markets.
  • DER Potential Study: an introduction to the DER Potential Study project plan, presentation of the initial assessment of DER technologies recommended for inclusion in the study, and outline of other parameters and considerations that must be decided upon for the study.
  • Resource Adequacy: a continuation of the discussion around the medium-term RFP, presentation of preliminary results of the Hourly Demand Response baseline methodology review, and opportunity for discussion of design enhancements for the 2022 Capacity Auction.
  • Planning Forecasting Methodology Changes: an update on the Planning Forecasting Methodology changes that will be included in this year’s Annual Planning Outlook and future assessments.
  • Market Renewal Program (MRP) Implementation: an opportunity for stakeholders to ask clarification questions on the Market Power Mitigation batch of market rules and market manuals. Stakeholders can register for this meeting here.

Stakeholders are encouraged to submit questions in advance to Attendees are welcome to participate in any or all sessions, and pre-registration is recommended. Please contact with any questions.

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