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.
Stay informed and have a say
Regional electricity network members are residents, business owners, municipal leaders, and members of Indigenous communities. They learn more about electricity and provide insight into local and regional needs, issues and priorities. Join the conversations about planning a reliable and affordable electricity system for your region and the province. Everyone is welcome.
Network meetings will happen throughout fall 2019 and spring 2020, starting in Thunder Bay on November 12 and Sault Ste. Marie on December 3.
To learn more or to join a network in your area, see Regional Electricity Networks.
Tapping the potential of DERs
Distributed energy resources (DERs) – rooftop solar panels, combined heat and power systems, residential smart thermostats and behind-the-meter energy storage – present a tremendous opportunity to increase competition and enhance the reliability of Ontario’s electricity system. The IESO’s new white paper series lays the groundwork to allow more of these resources to take part in its markets. Read Part 1 – Conceptual Models for DER Participation.
Greenhouse energy profile study
Did you know that energy-efficient lighting alone could save Ontario’s greenhouse sector as much as 230 to 550 gigawatt-hours a year – resulting in cost savings for growers and reducing demand on the province’s electricity system? This report explores the role of energy-efficiency strategies – like Save on Energy’s Retrofit Program – in supporting sector expansion and addressing accelerating demand. To learn more, read the news release, or visit Energy Efficiency Research.