Engagement Updates

To complement its stakeholdering efforts, the IESO will periodically hold engagement information sessions to provide market operations, forecasting and planning updates.

Learn more about the IESO's active engagements.


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2020 Annual Planning Outlook

January 26, 2021

The IESO will present key findings of the 2020 Annual Planning Outlook (APO), including highlighting of new elements in this year’s APO as compared to the previous, and discussion on why the changes were made. Additional information will be provided on how various other IESO initiatives are linked to the APO, and a status update on the same. During the Q&A portion of the session, stakeholders will have an opportunity to ask questions, seek clarification, and provide feedback on areas for improvement to inform development of future APOs. Stakeholders will also be encouraged to complete and submit written feedback after the session.

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Presentation | Feedback form

This webinar is being presented during the IESO's January stakeholder engagement sessions, see full agenda for more information.

Read the Annual Planning Outlook, Modules, Methodology and Supplemental Data

IESO Planning Processes

November 18, 2020

The IESO will provide an overview of bulk and regional planning processes, followed by a discussion on the bulk planning projects currently underway. An overview of regional planning activities will also be provided, including information on the purpose and scope of community engagement as it relates to helping identify local needs and priorities to inform an integrated approach to meeting regional electricity needs.

Recorded Presentation | Presentation | Registration List

This webinar was presented during the IESO's November stakeholder engagement sessions, see full agenda for more information.

Market Operations, Forecasting and Planning Updates

The IESO hosted interactive webinars to provide the latest information to market participants and stakeholders on the electricity system impacts of COVID-19. This information was previously available on the Public Information Sessions web page.

2020 Webinars

Forecasting and Planning Update – July 22, 2020

The IESO provided an update on the demand and supply impacts of COVID-19 through 2026, with a focus on an updated supply outlook, as well as a review the of market operations during the week of July 6.

Recorded Presentation | Registration list | Presentation | IESO response to webinar participant questions

This webinar was presented during the IESO’s July stakeholder engagement sessions, see full agenda for more information.


Forecasting and Planning Update – July 6, 2020

The IESO provided an update on system operations and pandemic response, ongoing demand impacts of COVID-19, and the IESO's revised demand outlook.

Recorded Presentation | Registration list | Presentation | IESO response to webinar participant questions


The Brattle Group: Covid-19 Impacts on North American Markets – July 6, 2020

Frank Graves of The Brattle Group provided an overview of the impacts of COVID-19 on North American electricity markets. Frank is a Principal and co-founder of The Brattle Group with expertise in most aspects of long term utility planning, ratemaking and finance. Recently he has focused on financial and operating implications for utilities, their customers, and energy markets of heightened use of distributed energy resources and strong decarbonization goals, as well as resiliency to extreme “black swan” events.

Recorded Presentation | Registration list | Presentation

This webinar was part of the IESO’s June stakeholder engagement sessions, see full agenda for more information.


Electricity system impact of COVID-19 - May 20, 2020

The IESO provided an update on the current and future impacts of COVID-19 on the electricity system at an update webinar on May 20.

Recorded Presentation | Presentation | IESO response to webinar participant questions

The presentation included review of revisions made to the demand forecast for the April 2020 to September 2021 period to account for the impacts of COVID-19.

This webinar was presented during the IESO’s May stakeholder engagement sessions, see full agenda for more information.


Electricity system impact of COVID-19 - April 23, 2020

The IESO is actively assessing the impact of COVID-19 by closely monitoring demand, revising forecasts, adapting business practices and responding to changing system needs. As part of its commitment to keep market participants and stakeholders informed, the IESO hosted a webinar on April 23 to discuss the early impacts of COVID-19 on electricity system operations.

Recorded Presentation | Webinar Presentation (updated) | IESO Response to April 23rd Webinar Questions | Data Tables 

Technical Planning Conference

2020 Technical Planning Conference

February 19, 2020
Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel

Stakeholders were invited to:

  • Learn more about the IESO’s planning processes, the evolution of its flagship planning document, and the vital role of stakeholders in shaping the final product
  • Review key highlights of the long-term demand forecast, supply outlook, resource adequacy, transmission planning, and energy and capacity needs – and what these mean for the sector
  • Find out about the stakeholder engagement plans for the next 20-year Outlook – which will be released in the fall of 2020 – and how you can contribute to the process
  • Get updates on important planning initiatives, from the review of reliability standards related to resource adequacy, to the development of a competitive transmission procurement process and a discussion on the importance of system resilience
  • Hear about our progress on the review of the both the bulk system planning and regional planning stakeholder engagements, and the development of related processes

Presentations

Agenda

  • Demand forecast key insights
  • Resource adequacy and transmission key insights
  • Marginal costs and emissions forecasts
  • Resilience in power system planning
  • Review of resource adequacy-related reliability standards
  • Update on the bulk system planning process
  • Update on the regional planning process
  • Update on the development of a competitive transmission procurement

Feedback form

Stakeholder Feedback

  • APPrO
  • Market Surveillance Panel
  • Ontario Power Generation
  • Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries
  • Power Workers Union
  • Ron Tolmie
  • Todd Anderson

IESO Response to 2020 Technical Planning Conference Stakeholder Feedback

2018 Technical Planning Conference

Stakeholders were invited to participate in the IESO’s first annual Technical Planning Conference. The purpose of the event was to provide stakeholders with an update on the electricity planning outlook.    

Presentation and Materials

Date

Activity

December 6, 2018

 

Stakeholder feedback

  • Amir Shalaby
  • APPrO
  • Consortium of Renewable Generators, Energy Storage Providers and Industry Associations
  • Electricity Distributors Association
  • ITC Holdings
  • Ontario Power Generation
  • Ron Tolmie
  • TransCanada

November 30, 2018

 

IESO Response to Stakeholder Feedback

  • IESO Response to Stakeholder Feedback
  • 2018 Technical Planning Conference – Data Tables

September 13, 2018

 

2018 Technical Planning Conference

  • Agenda
  • 2018 Technical Planning Conference Presentation
  • Feedback Form