Independent Electricity System Operator's application to provide access to certain non-personal data to third parties at market prices


The Independent Electricity System Operator, in its capacity as the Smart Metering Entity, has applied for approval to provide access to certain non-personal data to third parties at market prices.

The Independent Electricity System Operator, in its capacity as the Smart Metering Entity (SME), has applied to the Ontario Energy Board to amend its licence to enable it to charge market prices for access to certain non-personal data about electricity usage to third parties who meet the terms of access established by the SME and enter into a Data Use Agreement with the SME. The SME would provide the data on commercial terms. The SME would track the net revenues generated in a new variance account, which would ultimately be refunded to Smart Metering customers once a minimum balance has been achieved in accordance with the methodology approved in OEB Decision No. EB-2017-0290. The SME began collecting the data on January 1, 2017 as required by the Ontario Energy Board. Since that date, the SME has been consulting and working with stakeholders on providing third parties with access to the data.

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