Instructor-Led Courses

Capacity Auction Training

The IESO is offering a webinar for Capacity Auction (CA) participants for the upcoming 2020 auction. The three-hour course will provide an overview of the CA process, including auction offers, contributor registration, energy bids, activation and settlements. Submit your contact information, including the name of the CA company you are associated with, during the registration process.

Dates:

  • Tuesday, October 6 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, register online
  • Wednesday, October 7 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, register online

Location: Webex Participation only

Fee: None

Email engagement@ieso.ca if you have trouble registering with the links provided above. 

Interjurisdictional Energy Trading

This webinar will be conducted over 2 days and will cover trading in the IESO markets. Specific topics include: IESO market overview, NISL, intertie pricing, transaction timelines and Transmission Rights. The course will be conducted over two half day sessions on July 14th and July 15th (9AM-12PM EST). Price includes access to both sessions.

Target audience: People who are trading energy into, out of or through Ontario.

Date: TBD

Location: Webex Participation only

Fee:  $350 + applicable taxes



Course details

Topics covered:

  • In which markets can importers and exporters participate?

  • How are import/export prices determined? How are they impacted by Ontario prices?

  • What are the timelines for scheduling imports and exports?

  • How do Net Interchange Schedule Limits affect transactions?

  • How do congestion management settlement credits apply to imports and exports?

  • What is an Intertie Offer Guarantee; how is it calculated?

  • What about tax treatment for imports and exports?

  • What is a Transmission Right (TR)?

  • What are the requirements to participate in the TR market?

  • How are payments to TR holders determined?

  • How does the TR auction process work?

  • How importers and exporters can be involved in the Day-Ahead Commitment Process?

  • How are imports and exports settled?

Introduction to Ontario's Physical Markets

This one-day workshop provides a basic explanation of Ontario's physical markets.

Target audience: Those new to Ontario's competitive wholesale electricity market.

Date: November 12, 2020

Location: Webex Participation only

Fee:  $350 + applicable taxes

Refunds are available up to 1 day before event.
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/iesos-introduction-to-ontarios-physical-markets-course-tickets-120545379475

Course details

 Topics covered:

  • What is the Electricity Market?
  • Who can participate in the market and who must?    
  • How and when are prices determined?
  • Which prices apply to which participants?
  • What is congestion and how does it impact the marketplace?
  • How are congestion management settlement credits calculated?
  • How does Ontario's IESO determine who supplies energy and operating reserve in real-time?
  • What is the Day-Ahead Commitment Process?
  • How do imports and exports fit in?
  • How are import/export prices determined? How are they impacted by Ontario prices?
  • How can importers and exporters be involved in the Day-Ahead Commitment Process?
  • What is Operating Reserve?
  • What is the demand response auction?

Settlements/Commercial Reconciliation

This half-day course includes both a presentation and a hands-on workshop.

Target audience: Those who work with settlement statements and invoices.

Date: November 13, 2020

Location: Webex Participation only

 

Fee:  $150 + applicable taxes

Refunds are available up to 1 day before event.

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/iesos-settlementscommercial-reconciliation-course-tickets-120553692339

 



 

Course details

Topics covered:

  • How do I retrieve statements and invoices?
  • What can I do when a preliminary statement is incorrect?
  • How will I know when changes have been made as a result of a successful Notice of Disagreement?
  • How can I reconcile daily statements with a monthly invoice?
  • What detailed data is available for use in verifying my statements?