A Roadmap to Integrate Distributed Energy Resources
December 23, 2021
To realize the value that distributed energy resources (DERs) can contribute to the reliability and affordability of Ontario’s electricity system, a DER Roadmap was developed with stakeholder input to set out goals, objectives, initiatives and timing for their integration into electricity markets. While DERs can provide benefits to customers and the electricity grid, they currently participate in the IESO’s wholesale market in a limited way.
The integration activities planned from now until 2026 will address the challenges and opportunities in three key areas: wholesale market integration, transmission-distribution coordination and enabling non-wires alternatives.Stakeholders are invited to learn more about each project, provide input into ongoing engagements and participate in applicable pilot programs and initiatives.