in News Departments > New & Noteworthy
print the content item

The Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) says there should be sufficient supply within Ontario to meet the demand for electricity under normal weather conditions over the next 18 months.

The latest 18-Month Outlook reports that more than 4,500 MW of new supply is scheduled to come into or return to service over the next year and a half. The additional supply includes approximately 3,100 MW of gas-fired generation, 800 MW of nuclear generation, 700 MW of wind capacity and 100 MW of hydroelectric generation. Most of the new supply projects are now under construction with the majority of projects becoming available to produce electricity in the latter half of the period.

"When completed, the new supply will provide generators with additional opportunities to schedule needed maintenance outages, including during the winter months, instead of having to limit maintenance to the spring or fall seasons," says Ken Kozlik, IESO CEO. "This should, in turn, provide greater assurances that the generation will be available for the high-demand periods during summer."

While the reliability picture is positive over the next 18 months, the IESO cautioned that there may be times when Ontario will need to rely on imports from neighboring jurisdictions if extreme weather occurs or if generation or transmission equipment problems occur.

For more information, go to ieso.ca


Trachte Inc._id1770
Latest Top Stories

Federal Appeals Court Finds Obama's Wind Farm Decision Unconstitutional

A federal appeals court ruled that the U.S. government violated the constitutional rights of Chinese-owned Ralls Corp. when ordering the divestment of four Oregon wind farms.


Renewables Make Up Over 50% Of New U.S. Power In First Half Of 2014

According to a recent government report, renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar, continue to dominate new electric generating capacity.


Suzlon Facility Lends Key Assist In Developing 'The Wind Technicians Of Tomorrow'

The turbine manufacturer’s Elgin, Ill.-based training facility is the culmination of a program that puts a new twist on a proven method of instruction.


Having Their Say: CanWEA Clarifies True Source Of Canadian Wind Success

The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) takes issue with a recent report summary regarding various renewable energy policies in North America.


FWS Issues Landmark Eagle Take Permit: What Does It Mean For Wind Projects?

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's (FWS) recent decision has far-ranging implications for operating wind farms, as well as for those under development.

Navigant_id1983
Renewable NRG_id1934