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Process and Systems Upgrades program

Help your customers implement innovative process changes to their businesses to help increase competitiveness, reduce electricity use and grow their savings.

If your customer has a specialized upgrade project at their facility, they could be eligible for Process and Systems Upgrades Program incentives.

The Process and Systems Upgrades program supports both distribution and transmission-connected customers.

Want to learn more about how these program incentives can support your customers businesses?
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Engineering Feasibility Study

Develop a business case for energy-efficiency projects you want to help your customers undertake and identify potential capital incentive project opportunities that may exist. Engineering feasibility studies find the opportunities that exist within systems that aren’t running properly, are using inefficient equipment or need optimization.


How it works

Incentives for engineering feasibility studies are available once you’ve identified opportunities and determine energy savings and project costs. The study will determine the base case energy usage of your customer's current system, and will propose energy-saving opportunities or technologies you could help them implement.

Additionally, the study will identify project incentive opportunities that might exist for the system, help build a capital investment business case for the process efficiency improvements and support a Process & Systems Project Incentive.

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Project Incentives

Project incentives are available for a variety of energy-saving projects. Whether you are installing variable frequency drives on your customer's motors, generating electricity from waste energy recovery or redesigning their entire system, there is an incentive available.


Project incentive comparison

Project incentives are designed for very large process and system energy efficiency projects. The following table compares Process & Systems Project Incentives to Retrofit program incentives.


Project incentive Retrofit program
Project type Large scale projects that require engineering design to optimize overall processes and systems.

Equipment replacement projects for energy-efficiency technology such as lighting and lighting controls, HVAC and VFDs.

Measurement and Verification (M&V) terms One year Less than one year
Payment terms A) Advance payment:
50 per cent paid upon approval; balance after project completion and M&V.

B) Deferred payment: Payments are made after project completion and M&V.
Payment is made after any applicable M&V has been completed in addition to Retrofit program payment requirements.

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