IESO curtailment update

Pay for nothing….that is disgusting!

Ontario Wind Resistance

CHATHAM - KENT ONTARIO KRUGER ENERGY PORT ALMA WIND FROM MERLIN ROAD 5IESO’s Renewable Integration Amendments
On January 3, 2013, Ontario’s Independent Electricity System Operator (“IESO”) published amendments to the Market Rules that authorize the IESO to dispatch certain renewable generators in Ontario. Dispatch means to turn on and off as electricity demand from consumers or ‘the grid’ requires. The Ontario Power Authority (“OPA”) is currently re-negotiating (now completed, Sept 2013) approximately 50 power purchase agreements (PPA) with certain affected renewable generators. At present, the OPA’s proposed compensation model is to compensate these renewable generators for any curtailment above specified contractual caps. This means pay wind and solar to not produce electricity.Read more here

IESO Improvements Help Transition to More Sustainable Supply Mix: 18-Month Outlook
September 3, 2013
Ontario’s Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) will mark a major milestone with the introduction of a new dispatch tool for all grid-connected wind resources. Previously wind and solar could only be shut off…

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