Market Renewal - Capacity Exports

The IESO is investigating the potential for allowing Ontario generators to export their capacity to other jurisdictions.

Stakeholders are invited to participate by providing input into the process which will establish the rules and protocols to enable market participants with generating capacity not required for Ontario’s reliability requirements an opportunity to earn revenue by exporting this capacity. Such exports would also have the effect of improving the efficient utilisation of assets on a regional basis.

This engagement has been incorporated as part of the Capacity Stream of the IESO Market Renewal Program.

The IESO encourages all stakeholders in Ontario’s electricity sector, or their representatives, with an interest in this matter to participate in this engagement. This initiative will be of specific interest to stakeholders who are interested in being able to offer their capacity in external capacity markets.

This stakeholder engagement plan may be subject to review and update as the process evolves and meaningful revisions are required to ensure that individuals have the opportunity to contribute their input on this initiative most efficiently.

All comments and enquiries in this stakeholder engagement can be directed to

Draft SE Plan

Schedule of Activities 



Expected Actions

August 11, 2017

Stakeholder Feedback


August 1, 2017


Stakeholder Meeting


November 29, 2016

Stakeholder Meeting - Postponed


October 12, 2016

Capacity Exports Update


September 28, 2016

Minutes (Draft)




September 23, 2016

Webinar – Rescheduled


September 14, 2016

IESO Response to Stakeholder Feedback


July 28, 2016

Deadline for stakeholder feedback on materials presented at July 14th webinar


July 14, 2016


Webinar to provide in update on IESO work activities


May 25, 2016


Minutes (Draft)

Stakeholder Meeting


May 12, 2016

Stakeholder meeting - Postponed


February 4, 2016



Stakeholder meeting: Status update & proposed revised workplan


Past Activities

January 29, 2016

Stakeholder Feedback

August 5, 2015

Capacity Exports - Status Update

May 14, 2015

Cancelled - Stakeholder meeting: Review feedback and finalize design

Materials posted one week in advance

April 23, 2015

Stakeholder feedback due on information presented at stakeholder meeting

  • No Feedback Received

Publish stakeholder feedback

April 16, 2015



Stakeholder meeting: Review feedback and Overview of Process and procedures

Materials posted one week in advance of meeting

April 15, 2015

IESO response to stakeholder feedback

March 26, 2015

Stakeholder Feedback due on IESO issues and proposed approach.

Stakeholder Feedback

Publish Stakeholder comments on study parameters and approach.

March 19, 2015

Stakeholder Feedback due on Stakeholder Engagement Plan

Stakeholder Feedback

Publish stakeholder feedback

March 10, 2015



Stakeholder Meeting: Overview of initiative, issues and proposed approach

Materials posted one week in advance of meeting

February 19, 2015

Post and communicate Stakeholder Engagement Plan