The “Draft Interim Report and Recommendations of the Transmission Planning Working Group on Facilitating the Transmission Planning and Approval Process in the Competitive Marketplace” (the Draft Report) was completed in February 2004.
The Draft Report was compiled at the request of the Market Surveillance Panel (MSP) whose July 3, 2003 report on “Constrained Off Payments and other Issues in the Management of Congestion”, recommended that a working group consisting of senior staff from the IESO, the major transmitters in the Province and the OEB (the Working Group) be formed to address the planning and approval process for transmission projects geared to solving congestion issues on the transmission system.
Staff from the IESO, Hydro One, Great Lakes Power and the OEB formed a Working Group in September 2003. Terms of Reference were developed to address the transmission planning and approval issues raised in the MSP report. This has resulted in the Working Group’s Draft Report.
Note: With the passage of the Electricity Restructuring Act, 2004 on Dec 9-04, the Independent Electricity Market Operator (IMO) is re-named the Independent Electricity System Operator, or IESO, effective January 1, 2005.
Disclaimer: Information contained in working group notes/documents represent the views of the individuals participating in the working group only, and in no way reflect official Ontario Energy Board position or opinion.