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Remote First Nations Energy-Efficiency Program

What is the Save on Energy Remote First Nations Energy-Efficiency Program?

The IESO’s Save on Energy Remote First Nations Energy-Efficiency Program (RFNEEP) program provides funding support to remote First Nations communities to implement energy-efficiency projects that will help them manage energy use more effectively to save on energy costs, and increase the comfort of their homes and businesses. With transmission connection on its way to these remote communities, now is an ideal time to build awareness about the benefits of energy efficiency.

How does the program work?

The RFNEEP follows a two-step process. The first step is a free energy audit for homes and businesses to assess how they use energy. Based on the results of the energy audit, qualified homes and businesses may receive no-cost energy-saving measures to help them manage energy use, save on energy costs and improve their comfort.


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Who is eligible?

Homes and businesses in the following remote First Nations communities in Ontario that meet the program eligibility requirements can participate:

  • Bearskin Lake First Nation

  • Deer Lake First Nation

  • Keewaywin First Nation

  • Kingfisher Lake First Nation

  • Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug

  • Muskrat Dam First Nation

  • North Spirit Lake First Nation

  • Pikangikum First Nation

  • Poplar Hill First Nation

  • Sandy Lake First Nation

  • Wapekeka First Nation

  • Wawakapewin First Nation

How can I apply?

Program representatives will reach out to the chief and council of each eligible community to confirm their community’s interest in participating in the program. After the chief and council confirm their community’s participation in the program, eligible households or businesses who wish to participate will be asked to sign up. Representatives from the IESO’s RFNEEP delivery partner will begin signing up households and businesses beginning this spring. During the application process, RFNEEP delivery partner representatives will review the program eligibility requirements, process and the participant agreement with applicants.

Contact us

The IESO’s Indigenous Relations team is here to help you at any point along the way. Questions regarding the Save on Energy Remote First Nations Energy-Efficiency Program can be sent to