The Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) works at the heart of Ontario's power system. The IESO delivers key services across the electricity sector including: managing the power system in real-time, planning for the province's future energy needs, enabling conservation and designing a more efficient electricity marketplace to support sector evolution.
Year-end Data Now Available
The mild and wet weather conditions in 2017 led to lower peak days and reduced total demand in Ontario. The data also shows that Ontario’s clean and diverse power supply continues to reliably meet the province’s energy needs, while increased participation in conservation programs, growth of demand response and added generation in distribution networks is changing the shape of demand patterns and helping to evolve Ontario’s electricity landscape.
Compare year over year data here.
Regional Electricity Forums - Local Perspectives
The IESO held five electricity forums across the province throughout fall 2017. These sessions brought together a cross section of industry experts, community and business audiences to explore the future direction of the electricity sector. Discussions included how electricity can be harnessed to support the growth, resiliency and vibrancy of communities.
Read the presentations.
Innovative Energy Conservation Projects
The Conservation Fund supports projects that have the potential to lead to large-scale transformation in the marketplace, or demonstrate the energy saving potential of emerging tech and new conservation concepts.
The IESO welcomes applications for project funding that can lead advancing the energy conservation landscape in Ontario. The application intake process is changing for 2018, learn more about Conservation Fund eligibility and application process.
News and Updates:
- IESO releases 2017 electricity data January 18, 2018
- Posting of Draft Scoping Assessment and Terms of Reference for Toronto Region January 11, 2018
- Technical Panel Meeting January 23, 2018
- Conservation First Framework Mid-Term Review Public Webinar January 30, 2018