Publications

For information about the value of conservation, energy efficiency guides or research, check here for publications from the IESO and its partners.

Link to Take Control of Your Energy Costs

Take Control of Your Energy Costs

Managing your organization's energy consumption can start with a few basic steps. Learn how to keep your costs in check with this energy checklist.

Link to The Bottom Line on Energy Management

The Bottom Line on Energy Management

This guide explains electricity pricing for businesses and discusses ways to reduce costs by managing how and when you use electricity. It highlights the role professional energy managers play in an organization; explains the elements of business electricity bills – including how to manage your global adjustment costs; and makes the case for demand response.

Link to Save on Energy Program Guide for Business

Save on Energy Program Guide for Business

Here’s a quick overview of all Save on Energy programs for business. Take a look and see which ones can help your business kick-start new energy efficiency projects.

Link to IESO 2016 Conservation Results Report

IESO 2016 Conservation Results Report

In 2016, Ontarians saved enough electricity to power approximately 300,000 homes for one year. That’s just one sign of a steady cultural shift toward greater energy efficiency. More people than ever understand the value of using energy wisely and say they know what to do to conserve. Read more about the IESO’s conservation program results in its Annual Conservation Results Report.

Link to Demand Response publication

Demand Response

Shifting when you use energy can be an effective cost-cutting strategy for many businesses. Here’s an introduction to the basics of demand response (DR) and the many ways to participate in DR programs in Ontario.

Sector-Specific Publications

Link to Ontario Municipal Energy Profile

Ontario Municipal Energy Profile

Ontario’s municipalities are achieving strong results when it comes to managing their energy costs. According to a report prepared for the IESO and the Ontario Ministry of Energy by ICF Canada, they have decreased their electricity consumption by six percent since 2006 – in part due to their participation in Save on Energy programs.

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Market Characterization & Conservation Potential for Ontario's Drinking Water & Wastewater Treatment Plants

Many Ontario water treatment plants have taken steps to help them reduce electricity consumption. This report shows that municipalities can reduce their use by an additional ten per cent through operational and systemic changes, shifting energy use from peak to off-peak times and taking advantage of existing energy-saving opportunities.

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LED Streetlight Research Series

LED Streetlights on roads or in parking lots can transform municipal operations – by reducing energy and maintenance costs – and making communities safer. These 2017 reports prepared by Lightsavers Canada demonstrates the value of making the switch to LED in public spaces.

The Realized Results of LED Streetlights: Seizing the opportunity

LED Lighting for Parking Facilities: A Lightsavers primer

Model Technical Specifications for Procurement of LED Luminaires in Canada

Building Intelligent Communities with Advance Streetlighting

Link to Operating Room Ventilation Systems Best Practices Guide

Operating Room Ventilation Systems Best Practices Guide

Ventilation in hospital ORs is a high-energy intensive service. This report prepared by Greening Health Care provides insights into best practices adopted by various hospitals throughout Ontario to reduce costs and improve patient care.




General industry roundtable cover

General Industry Roundtable

Ontario businesses have many opportunities to reduce overhead costs through Save on Energy retrofits, energy audits, lighting and equipment upgrades. With 51 per cent of industrial companies agreeing that energy efficiency is a top priority at their company, this publication shines light on how general industry can further their energy-efficiency efforts and ultimately save.

 

 

Retail Roundtable

Here’s a roundtable with retailers, energy managers and equipment vendors to discuss the successes and challenges they experience in managing their electricity costs for retail operations.

 

 

 

Hospitals Roundtable

Due to the nature of their operations, hospitals have the highest energy intensity of all publicly-funded facilities. This paper frames energy savings in Ontario’s hospitals as an opportunity to renew infrastructure and free up funds for health-care services.

 

 

 

 

Automotive Industry Roundtable

Energy bills only account for eight to 20 per cent of an auto plant’s operating cost.  Yet, increasing electricity costs, and more stringent environmental regulations have led many companies to redouble their energy saving efforts. This paper discusses how Ontario’s automotive sector is rethinking energy management and overhauling its approach to energy efficiency.