Submission on the IESO’s 2023 Annual Acquisition Report Approach, March 2023

The IESO held a webinar on February 23, 2023, discussing the approach for the development of the 2023 Annual Acquisition Report (AAR) and asked for feedback on the risks presented and the potential approach to renewing existing assets to help address those risks. The PWU is concerned that the IESO will not be considering the demand from electrification that the IESO defined in its Pathways to Decarbonization study. The PWU recommended that the AAR reflect that new demand, begin procuring for the required new supplies, such as nuclear and hydro, renew the Atikokan generating station operations for the long term, develop appropriate socio-economic criteria for procuring large scale infrastructure such as climate, jobs, and energy security, develop new processes more suitable to such procurements, and be creative on how new and existing supplies may best procured, potentially as hybrid solutions.

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