Minister Directs IESO to Enter into Contract for Oneida Battery Park Project, Waive Bruce Power Off-Ramp
April 21, 2022
Ontario’s Minister of Energy issued a revised directive to the IESO to enter into a procurement contract with Oneida Energy Storage LP for their proposed 250-megawatt Oneida Battery Storage facility, to be located in Haldimand County. The Minister has also directed the IESO to waive an off-ramp available to the IESO in 2023 related to the Bruce Power refurbishment agreement, reaffirming the government’s continued support for the role of Bruce Nuclear Generating Station in meeting Ontario’s projected electricity needs. The Bruce refurbishments will continue to be subject to cost and schedule requirements to ensure that they are only undertaken if they are cost-effective for Ontario ratepayers.