Save on Energy

COVID-19 Update: Save on Energy is committed to ensuring the safety of our customers and communities during this unprecedented time. We recognize the challenges that COVID-19 has brought to individuals and businesses across the province.  Support for funded Energy Managers (EMs) continues to be available remotely through the Energy Manager Support Services. This includes support for technical issues on energy-efficiency projects, webinars, training services and helpful resources on the EM Hub.

Energy Managers who are currently not funded through Save on Energy are encouraged to sign up for free technical webinars on energy management best practices by sending an email with your name, title, and company contact information to

It remains our priority to support customers and offer opportunities for businesses across the province to continue to engage in energy efficiency. Applications to Save on Energy programs continue to be accepted and representatives for the Retrofit and Process and Systems Upgrade programs are available remotely to help navigate through programs and provide updates as required.

Learn more about what Save on Energy is doing to support Ontarians during this time.

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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. Learn more about the value an energy manager brings here.

Energy Manager Awards:
Call for nominations is now closed

Are you working on innovative energy-efficiency projects in your organization? Are you interested in gaining recognition for the work and showcasing the success of your organization? Put your name forward to be considered for one of the 2019 Energy Manager of the Year awards.

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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.

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 per cent and lowered the Global Adjustment charge by almost 50 per cent. My employment contract requires me to reduce consumption by two per cent 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

2018 Energy Manager award winners

The Energy Manager Program is the largest of its kind in North America, helping to save energy and drive Ontario’s competitiveness. Learn more about the 2018 Energy Manager award winners.  

What you get

If approved for the Energy Manager program, the IESO will provide an upfront payment of $40,000 annually upon the hiring of an energy manager, with an annual total funding cap of $150,000. The energy manager is required to meet certain pay-for-performance criteria, which includes achieving a minimum energy savings of 1,000 MWh per year, with $40 paid for every megawatt hour saved above 1,000 MWh.

Energy managers can reach their targets through projects supported by other Save on Energy incentives, but a minimum of 10 per cent of energy savings must come from projects that have not received any incentive.

To apply for the Energy Manager Program, complete and submit the Energy Manager Application to If approved, you will need to complete and submit the Energy Manager Agreement. You can also contact us if you have any questions or if you need any clarification.

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