The AESO is obligated to monitor compliance for the ISO rules as outlined in the Electric Utilities Act (Act). The ISO Rules Compliance Monitoring Program is in response to the requirements of the Act which establishes the AESO as the compliance monitoring entity for the ISO rules and its assigned duty to monitor compliance. Read about the program here: Compliance Monitoring Program
ISO rule 9.1.5 Compliance Monitoring
Project procurement obligations for the legal owners of transmission facilities are detailed in subsection 9.1.5 of ISO rule 9.1.
The compliance monitoring of the project procurement requirements described in subsection 9.1.5 is carried out primarily through compliance monitoring audits. Read further details on this process here:
- Appendix A - Information request letter 1 (IR1) template - Initial notification of compliance monitoring audit and request for summary of project materials
- Appendix B - Summary of project materials template
- Appendix C - Information request letter 2 (IR2) template – request for TFO records
- Appendix D - Pre-audit conference meeting agenda
- Appendix E - Compliance monitoring audit query form template
Information on how market participants submit information and receive instructions from the AESO in regards to the Energy and AS markets can be found here: Energy Trading System.
Dispatch Variance Notification
To help maintain their own compliance with the ISO rules, market participants can use our optional dispatch variance notification (DVN) utility. This utility is embedded in our automated dispatch and messaging system (ADaMS). It can send out warnings to participants that may be of use in meeting certain obligations in the ISO rules. It's important to note that use of the DVN utility does not ensure that a market participant is compliant with ISO rules. You can read further details in the Dispatch Variance Notification Functionality and Registration Guideline.
Contractual Operating Reserve and LSSi Compliance
The AESO also monitors Operating Reserve and LSSi for compliance with contractual obligations, for more information visit: