Limited time offer
Please note: This is a limited time offer with limited funding available. Applicants will be considered on a first come, first-served basis.
The Energy Manager Program for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) will increase capacity for SMEs to identify and adopt energy-efficiency opportunities in their business through the hiring of energy managers. Energy Managers in the program provide the tools and expertise required for developing and implementing energy strategies in the facilities where they are embedded. The program will also help to overcome barriers associated with implementing and executing energy-savings projects by providing detailed energy assessments to participants.
The IESO and Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) are working together to fund this program as part of NRCan's Energy Manager Program. This offering will build on the successes of the IESO's existing Energy Manager program by investing NRCan’s funding contribution towards broadening the offer to businesses and facilities that don’t typically qualify due to minimum size eligibility requirements.
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 organization – working directly with your employees, vendors, and service providers – and manage financial incentives that support project success and increase your company’s competitiveness.
Hire an energy manager and receive funding up to 75% of the cost toward their salary and benefits, to a maximum of $80,000.
Conduct an energy assessment of a building or building system and be reimbursed for 75% of the cost, up to $5,000 per assessment.
To participate, companies must meet the following criteria:
1This requirement does not apply to businesses interested in applying for the Energy Assessment incentive.
2The individual minimum annual consumption thresholds are not binding. At our sole discretion, we will consider applicants who meet all other requirements and are believed to offer suitable energy-savings potential.
To apply for the Energy Manager Program for SMEs, complete and submit the Application to EnergyManagers@ieso.ca.
If approved, participants will need to complete and submit the Energy Manager for SMEs Agreement.
You can also contact us if you have any questions or if you need any clarification.