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Small Business Program

Eligible small businesses can now receive up to $3000 in free lighting incentives! Apply today!

Drive your business forward with Save on Energy incentives of up to $3,000 for eligible lighting equipment and up to $2,500 for eligible non-lighting equipment.

The Save on Energy Small Business program is designed to help small businesses across Ontario make equipment improvements to reduce their energy consumption, at no cost. Leveraging the success of the former Small Business Lighting program, this new and improved program offers small businesses direct-install incentives on an expanded range of equipment – both lighting and non-lighting. An investment in energy-efficient equipment upgrades is an investment in enhancing your customers’ experience, employee satisfaction and your bottom line. Save time and money when you participate in the Small Business program.

Want to learn more about how energy-efficient upgrades can improve your business?
Contact us at 1-833-825-7283 or info@smallbusinessprogram.ca.


  • Businesses with an operating capacity of 50 or fewer employees.
  • Participants in the former Save on Energy Small Business Lighting program, Refrigeration Efficiency program, Business Refrigeration Incentive program, and RTUsaver program may be eligible for certain upgrades.
  • Businesses that have previously participated and received funding may qualify to receive additional upgrades at no-cost. Learn more in the eligibility section of the FAQs.
  • Businesses that participated in a Save on Energy program before April 1, 2019 are eligible to reapply.

Certain upgrades that exceed $3,000 for lighting measures and $2,500 for non-lighting measures may qualify for additional incentives (refer to the Eligible Measures List for all upgrades available).

Here's how it works

The Small Business Program is a simple and easy solution to improve the energy efficiency of your business. Here’s how it works:

  1. Call 1-833-825-7283 or complete this form to schedule a free on-site assessment to identify energy-efficiency opportunities for your business, including lighting, refrigeration and smart thermostat upgrades.

  2. After the assessment, you will be presented with options for energy-efficient upgrades that can be installed in your business, free of charge. If you choose to proceed, you will be sent a participant agreement and work order for your review and signature.

  3. Qualified Save on Energy delivery partners will handle the entire installation process on your behalf – everything from searching for a qualified contractor to obtaining quotes and scheduling installations, and even project management of the retrofit and clean-up.

Key Benefits

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Lower electricity bills
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Reduced maintenance and operating costs 
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Increased employee comfort and productivity
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Higher customer satisfaction 

Ready to start?

Tell us the details about your project and we'll call you back to provide tailored advice:

Option One

Contact us by phone or email



Option Two

Complete the form and be contacted by a program service provider within three business days. 

Hear from our participants

Learn more about how participating in the Small Business program helps drive these businesses forward.