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The fall application window is now closed and applications for 2022 energy manager funding are under review.

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Energy Manager program

Energy managers unlock savings you didn't know existed.

For large organizations, a dedicated energy manager is one of the best hires you can make. The Energy Manager program is the largest of its kind in North America, helping to save energy and drive Ontario’s competitiveness.

What does an energy manager do?

Energy managers have the strategic and technical expertise to recommend the energy-saving equipment and technologies that are right for your business. They also have the skills to implement an energy management strategy for your business – working directly with your operations team, vendors and service providers, and managing financial incentives that support project success and benefit your company’s bottom line.

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Why hire an energy manager?

Energy managers mean business. They're trained to find energy savings, identify smart energy investments, secure financial incentives and unlock competitive advantage.

I’ve been an energy manager with Atlantic Packaging since 2012. Since I joined the company, we’ve reduced our electricity costs by ten percent and lowered the Global Adjustment charge by almost 50 percent. My employment contract requires me to reduce consumption by two percent annually at each of our facilities, and that means I’m accountable every day for delivering results based on our company’s energy strategy.
Adam Murree, CEM, CEA, CMVP, Atlantic Packaging

Fall Application Window is Closed

Thank you to those who submitted an application for 2022 energy manager funding. Please be prepared to answer our technical reviewer’s questions as quickly as possible so that the application evaluations can be completed in a timely fashion.

Applications will be evaluated based on criteria that include:

  • aggregated electricity consumption across facilities that supports substantive opportunities for energy savings and peak demand reductions
  • pre-identified opportunities (projects) to achieve these energy savings and peak demand reductions
  • for existing energy managers, a demonstrated ability to deliver results as evidenced by past performance.

Please note that there are a limited number of positions available for funding in this final application window. Applications from companies with fewer than five previously funded terms for energy managers will be prioritized.

Companies approved for funding will be eligible to receive an upfront payment of up to $20,000 upon the hiring of an energy manager, and up to a maximum of $150,000 in total, based on the energy manager’s reported performance at a rate of $300 per kW of peak demand reduction. Energy managers can achieve savings through projects supported by other Save on Energy incentives. A minimum of 20 percent of savings must come from projects that have not received any incentive.

The IESO will endeavour to respond to all applicants with respect to final funding decisions by January 31, 2022.

NOTE: This is the final application window for the 2021-2024 CDM Framework Energy Manager program. Under this framework, 2022 will be the last year the IESO will be providing funding to companies for energy managers before the Energy Manager program transitions to a strategic energy management model in 2023.

Key documents

Program requirements
Please review and refer to the program requirements for program eligibility criteria.

Open the program requirements (pdf)

Energy Manager program agreement
The Energy Manager program agreement is provided for reference purposes only and may be subject to change. A final form of the agreement will be provided to successful applicants by the IESO for execution.

Open the Energy Manager program agreement (pdf)

Energy Manager program awards

The Energy Manager program awards highlight innovative energy-efficiency projects in organizations across the province. Stay tuned for information about the 2021 award nominations.

2020 Energy Manager program award winners

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