The IESO is the organization now tasked with operating Ontario’s electricity schemes.
The lawyer tasked with heading the key engineering infrastructure had the audacity to say this in a recent speech to an industry organization:
You may have heard me speak about the concept of public value in other venues, it is a concept that resonates with me and one that resonates with our employees … it guides what and why we do what we do.
In the former IESO organization, our public value centred around our system and market responsibilities, managing those responsibilities to promote both reliability and efficiency that our customers could count on…
let me give a project example – but a project that I also believe meets my public value objective.
As you will know, we currently operate the smart meter data repository in our role as the Smart Meter Entity for the province of Ontario.
He’s bringing up smart meters and the MDM/R as example of what “resonates with” him.