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New Save on Energy programs are now available. Learn more about the programs.

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Energy Performance Program

Get rewarded for continuous energy improvement.

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

The Energy Performance Program (EPP) rewards customers who are able to make behavioural and operational changes that support capital investment projects, enabling them to grow their energy savings over a number of years.

Three years of annual pay-for-performance incentives are available for multi-site and single-site facilities for applications approved by December 31, 2024.

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

Big on savings

Facilities that have participated in the Energy Performance Program in the past have achieved an average overall electricity saving of 6.5 percent.

Who can participate?

Participants must:

  • Be owners and/or operators of commercial, institutional, or industrial facilities located in Ontario
  • Commit to participate for three years and commit to realize a minimum of five percent energy savings per facility within two years
  • Have a minimum annual consumption of 1,500,000 kWh per facility (or group of up to five buildings aggregated into a single facility baseline energy model)
  • Have 12 months of hourly interval meter data for each facility.

 

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 based on a pay-for-performance model that encourages whole building energy performance improvements, as well as peak demand reduction.
  • Participants have choice and flexibility in implementing capital and non-capital energy-efficiency measures, and are rewarded for energy savings and peak demand savings at the same incentive rate regardless of the types of projects/activities that have been implemented.
  • Participants receive a performance incentive based on electricity savings determined by comparing metered consumption to their baseline energy model. Participants receive $0.04/kWh multiplied by the electricity savings realized with the annual incentive capped at 20 percent of the facility baseline energy use.
  • Participants are also eligible to receive a performance incentive based on summer peak demand savings determined by comparing metered consumption to their baseline energy model. Participants receive $50/kW multiplied by the summer peak demand savings realized with the annual incentive capped at 20 percent of the facility baseline summer peak demand.

How to apply

To get started, follow these four 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, or each group of up to five facilities, to be enrolled. 
  3. Generate baseline energy models for each facility application as described in the M&V Procedures.
  4. Submit all completed documents to energyperformanceprogram@ieso.ca.

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


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