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New Save on Energy programs are now available. Learn more about the programs.

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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.

Want to learn more about the Energy Manager program?

Contact us at EnergyManagers@ieso.ca.

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

How to apply

Companies interested in hiring an energy manager in 2021 should submit an energy manager application to EnergyManagers@ieso.ca no later than February 28, 2021. Funding opportunities will be based on the customer’s ability to achieve energy and peak demand reductions. Successful companies will need to enter into the Energy Manager program Participant Agreement with the IESO.

Companies approved will be eligible to receive an upfront payment of up to $20,000 annually upon the hiring of an energy manager and up to $150,000 per year to compensate their energy manager based on their performance – this will be at a rate of $300 per kW of peak demand reduction. Energy managers can reach their targets through projects supported by other Save on Energy incentives, and a minimum of 20 percent of savings must come from projects that have not received any incentive.

Energy Manager program awards


The Energy Manager program awards highlights innovative energy-efficiency projects in organizations across the province. Stay tuned for information about future nomination calls for Energy Manager program awards.


Past winners

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