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Ontario Demand Response: Everything You Need to Know

A No-Cost, No-Risk Opportunity for Businesses to Earn Payments for Supporting Grid Reliability

The Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO), the grid operator serving customers across Ontario, compensates commercial and industrial (C&I) energy consumers for the amount of electricity demand they can remove from the grid at the times when they need it most.


For Ontario’s C&I energy consumers, DR is a no-cost, no-risk way to earn payments for their ability to reduce energy consumption from the grid temporarily and contribute to efforts to improve the reliability and efficiency of the electric grid system in their community.


This in-depth guide explains how demand response works in Ontario and lays out all the options available to C&I energy consumers in the region.

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