Energy Conservation Agreement Ieso

The first conservation framework is being replaced by a new interim framework, which has been removed by a ministerial directive effective March 21, 2019. The new framework for provincial energy efficiency programs, also through the Ministerial Directive, began on April 1. Program documents for the new framework are available on the Interim Framework page. On December 1, 2020, no more than December 1, 2020, the IESE is required to submit a four-year CDM plan detailing proposed CDM programs, including estimated annual costs and expected results of peak demand reduction and energy savings. Expected electricity savings and expected demand reductions are considered „goals“ for the CDM plan. The CDM policy brings stability to the entire electrical system. The HOM includes activities that actively reduce peak demand and/or electricity consumption from the electricity grid. The different customer-oriented renewable productions (for example. B residential solar modules) and energy-efficient (producing the same power and at the same time reducing the amount of electricity consumed) are also considered a CDM.

As described in a recent opinion from the Ontario Energy Association, Ontario`s previous CDM framework has proven its success in reducing costs to consumers, improving business competitiveness, reducing capacity constraints, deferring more expensive capital solutions, and improving and maintaining the system. On September 30, 2020, the Minister of Energy, Development and Mines adopted a ministerial directive (Minister`s Directive 2020) requiring the Independent Electricity System Manager (IESO) to put in place a new four-year framework for electricity and demand management (CDM) (the new CDM framework). With the current DEEP 2019-2020 framework coming into force on 1 January 2021, new CDM programmes will be introduced by IESO. Investments in energy efficiency play a key role in the reliability of the electrical system. The Minister`s 2020 Directive examines the intent of the new CDM framework to continue to „provide electricity consumers with the opportunity to manage their electricity costs, create the network of companies involved in the delivery of CDM programs in the province to a stable environment, and help meet the needs of lower-cost power grids.“ While this is the goal of CDM programs in general, the new CDM framework focuses on commercial, industrial and institutional assistance (ciafter CII consumers), as well as reserve First Nations, low-income individuals and low-income private clients. The Minister`s 2020 Directive underscores the government`s view of the importance it attaches to the CDM in helping electricity consumers manage their energy costs, particularly in the face of the challenges of the COVID 19 pandemic.