Instructor-Led Courses

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: May 18, 2017

Course and registration details

 Topics covered:

  • Who can participate and who must?
  • What markets are included?
  • 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?
  • What is the demand response auction?
  • How do ramp rates affect prices?
  • What are physical bilateral contracts and how can they be used?

Location: Toronto Congress Centre, 650 Dixon Road, Toronto, ON

To register: Call 905.855.4142 or email marketplacetraining@ieso.ca

Fee:  $395 + applicable taxes
Non-refundable but substitutions are allowed.
 

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: May 19, 2017

Course and registration 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?


Location:
  Toronto Congress Centre, 650 Dixon Road, Toronto, ON

To register: Call 905.855.4142 or email marketplacetraining@ieso.ca

Fee:  $195 + applicable taxes
Non-refundable, but substitutions are allowed

Introduction to Ontario’s Demand Response Auction

This one-day workshop provides an overview of the Demand Response Auction and how it integrates into Ontario’s Physical Markets. This course is ideal for those seeking an opportunity to deliver demand response capacity to the IESO- controlled grid.

Target audience:  DR Auction participants who are either new or existing dispatchable loads or aggregators of load.

Contributors who are smaller, typically non-revenue meter load aggregated into a single resource will learn how they may be expected to perform as part of an aggregated load.

Date: To be determined

Course and registration details

Topics covered:

  • What is a Demand Response Auction Participant?
  • How do you Submit a Capacity Qualification?
  • How do you Submit Auction Offers?
  • How do you Bid Capacity During a Commitment Period?
  • What are DR Participant Reports?
  • What is Activation Testing?
  • How to you Manage Outages and Non Performance?
  • When do you Communicate with the IESO?
  • How is the DR Settled?
  • Do you need to submit measurement data?

Location:  To be determined

To register: Call 905.855.4142 or email marketplacetraining@ieso.ca

Participants should have some knowledge of Ontario’s Physical Markets when taking this course. This knowledge can be acquired by attending the Introduction to Ontario's Physical Markets course.

Fee:  $395 + applicable taxes
Non-refundable, but substitutions are allowed