News

IESO Completed the MDM/R Operations Audit

November 15, 2013

The IESO received the external audit report that examined the Meter Data Management and Repository's (MDM/R) operations, processes and procedures.

Where did the SME Documents Go?

July 24, 2013 | Guides, Manuals and Procedures

Are you looking for documents that are no longer on our website?

Introducing the SME Steering Committee

July 24, 2013 | Policy & Governance

The SME Steering Committee has been established, comprising representatives from Local Distribution Companies.

Ontario Energy Board Notice of Application and Proceeding on Smart Metering Charge

May 24, 2012

The Ontario Energy Board (OEB) has issued a Notice of Application in response to the IESO’s application, in its capacity as the Smart Metering Entity, for a Smart Metering Charge (SMC) of $0.806 per Residential and General Service <50kW Customer per month.

Privacy by Design within Ontario’s Smart Meter Entity

May 7, 2012 | Smart Meter & TOU

The Information and Privacy Commissioner’s office and the IESO jointly released a paper this week describing the IESO’s commitment to developing controls that explicitly deal with the privacy and security of smart meter data.

Plan Ahead! New MDM/R functionality is coming.

December 15, 2011 | Smart Meter & TOU

Calculative Reads Equality Adjustment functionality will soon be coming to the MDM/R. Take this opportunity to be prepared and learn more about how this functionality will affect your systems and business process development.

Technical Document Revisions Support EnergyIP Release 7.2

July 26, 2011 | Smart Meter & TOU

New versions of the MDM/R Technical Interface Specifications and the MDM/R VEE Standard for the Ontario Smart Metering System have been released to support the changes made to EnergyIP R7.2.

SME and MDM/R Vendors Complete Latest System Upgrade

March 16, 2011 | MDM/R Operations Manuals

Upgrade supports continued time-of-use billing implementation across the province and delivers additional performance improvements

TOU Rollout Brings New Considerations for Merging LDCs

February 24, 2011 | Smart Meter & TOU

LDCs that are undergoing or considering mergers are being faced with a number of new considerations as they rollout smart meters and TOU rates. 

OEB Grants the IESO Five-Year Smart Metering Entity Licence

February 10, 2011 | Policy & Governance

The OEB has granted the IESO the Smart Metering Entity (SME) licence for a five-year term to January 2016.

Get a Customized Version of “Time-of-Use Rates at Work”

January 20, 2011 | Smart Meter & TOU

Time-of-Use Rates at Work,” the IESO’s online tool targeted toward small businesses, is available for local distribution companies (LDCs) to customize, brand and integrate on their websites. Contact the IESO’s Corporate Communications team to obtain an LDC-specific version of the site. 

Championing the Transition from Within

December 14, 2010 | Smart Meter & TOU

An interview with the managers leading Veridian’s smart metering and TOU rollout

SME Launches MDM/R Service Desk and Self-Service Portal

December 1, 2010 | MDM/R Operations Manuals

The Smart Metering Entity has launched a new online Meter Data Management and Repository (MDM/R) service desk and self-service portal to further enhance its customer service and MDM/R support capabilities.

LDC Update: Waterloo North Hydro Completes System Integration Testing Ahead of Schedule

October 13, 2010 | Smart Meter & TOU

As a result of its Smart Metering team’s preparation and vendor engagement strategy, Waterloo North Hydro has completed System Integration Testing (SIT) ahead of schedule and has moved forward with Qualification Testing (QT).

IESO Launches Online Tool Targeted Toward Small Businesses on Time-of-Use Rates

October 13, 2010 | Smart Meter & TOU

The IESO recently launched a new online tool designed to help small business owners understand Time-of-Use (TOU) rates. “Time-of-Use Rates at Work” allows business owners to input basic information about their business’ electricity use to build a load profile. The objective of the tool is to get them thinking about their energy use and understand how their consumption profile will impact their costs.

LDC Update: Hydro One Brampton Makes the Most of MDM/R Unit Testing to Complete Enrolment

October 13, 2010 | Smart Meter & TOU

The SME has also released a Recommended MDM/R Unit Test Scenarios guide in recognition of unit testing’s importance to LDCs and in an effort to prepare them for MDM/R integration.

MDM/R Operations Working Group Established

September 10, 2010 | MDM/R Operations Manuals

A Meter Data Management and Repository (MDM/R) Operations Working Group has been established to represent the interests of MDM/R service recipients. 

MDM/R Update from the SME

September 3, 2010 | MDM/R Operations Manuals

On Aug. 18, 2010, the Toronto Star ran the first of several articles reporting on the government’s Smart Metering Initiative (SMI) and the Meter Data Management and Repository (MDM/R). A focus of the article was that time-of-use (TOU) bills in Ontario were inaccurate and needed to be “fixed." This is not the case. These are not problems of accuracy with the meters or with the processing within the MDM/R and they do not result in systemic overcharging or undercharging. 

Jumping in Head First

September 8, 2010 | Smart Meter & TOU

Ron Brajovic, Milton Hydro's  Manager of System Planning and Reliability, says the LDC has benefitted from the Smart Metering Initiative

Ontario's Smart Meter Network On Track

August 30, 2010 | Smart Meter & TOU

More than 1.5 million meters are communicating with the province's Meter Data Management Repository (MDM/R), representing a significant step forward in the province's Smart Meter Initiative. As more and more LDCs complete their smart meter infrastructure build outs, they begin the process of connecting their smart meters to the MDM/R, so that it can receive consumption data from these meters, bundle it and then send it back to the LDC for billing.