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Energy Performance Program

Get rewarded for continuous energy improvement.

Grow energy savings over time, reduce operating costs and improve productivity.

The Energy Performance Program rewards customers who are able to make behavioural and operational changes complementary to capital investment projects, which grow their energy savings over many years.

Incentives available for multi-site and single-site applications – with terms lasting up to December 31, 2021.

Contact us to learn more: energyperformanceprogram@ieso.ca.

Big on savings

Facilities participating in the Energy Performance Program are seeing an average overall electricity saving of 6.5%.

Who can participate?

To participate, companies must:

  • Be owners/operators of facilities that are not used for any industrial or manufacturing business;
  • Commit buildings to participate for at least two years and plan to realize at least five per cent energy savings per building;
  • Have hourly meter data available for their building for at least 12 months; and
  • Have a minimum annual consumption of 1,500,000 kWh per building (or group of up to five buildings aggregated into a single baseline energy model).

For reference, review the Measurement and Verification (M&V) Procedures for the Energy Performance Program. It includes additional guidelines and requirements for eligibility, M&V obligations, and eligible measures and savings reports.

How does it work?

  • The program is designed with a pay-for-performance model and encourages whole-building energy performance improvements. Incentives are provided at four cents per kilowatt hour ($0.04/kWh) of savings per year, for up to two and a half years.
  • In addition to the annual performance payments, customers are entitled to receive a Modelling Incentive of $1,500 for each enrolled facility, up to a maximum of $15,000 for 10 approved facilities.
  • Customers have choice and flexibility in implementing capital and non-capital energy efficiency measures, and are rewarded for energy savings at the same rate regardless of the types of projects/activities that have been implemented.
  • Performance payments are paid annually and are limited to maximum savings equal to 20 per cent of the annual electricity consumption for the period used to establish the facility's baseline energy model.
  • Performance payments are determined by comparing metered consumption to consumption estimated by a building-specific baseline energy model. 

Application

To get started, follow these three steps. Completed documents and any participant questions can be sent to: energyperformanceprogram@ieso.ca.

  1. Complete and sign the Energy Performance Program Agreement and the Application Form.
  2. Complete one Facility Application Form for each facility to be enrolled.
  3. Submit a baseline energy model for each facility application as described in the program's M&V Procedures and validated using the Baseline Energy Model Validation Reports Tool.

Participants are required to submit a Savings Report for each facility to receive the payments. This report needs to be completed annually, no later than 60 days following the expiration of each pay-for-performance period.


Hourly to daily meter data aggregation toolThis optional tool lets you aggregate hourly interval metered data into daily electricity consumption values.

For a technical briefing on the M&V requirements for this program, check out this Energy Performance Program Technical Training Webinar (March 2017).