- a new initiative on household electricity data management from the Ontario Ministry of Energy,
- a new Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) "stakeholder engagement plan" initiative on the Hourly Ontario Energy Price (HOEP),
- another new IESO stakeholder engagement plan on the Global Adjustment (GA),
- a new release of the IESO 18-month outlook
Habitually I felt I should make some statement as these things came out.
The 'smart' announcement is not deserving of any serious examination. The government has long been foolish in the issues around smart. Having given little thought to raw data issues in an un-costed rollout, they now want an app for their iPhones - approaching MaRs'ians to do that makes sense as that institution is also advertised as smart - and hangs right outside of Queen's Park's walls.
HOEP: I went to find the first blog entry where I examined the falling HOEP and found it to be written just over 2 years ago, on November 19, 2010: The Economics Lab Blogs on Market Distortions (an extended comment on a Globe and Mail column). The premise:
- Contract more supply as demand falls and the market rate goes down
- Contract more expensive supply and the total cost goes up - with the market rate going down resulting in the global adjustment going up.