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Industrial Energy Efficiency Program

Transform your industrial process with incentives for energy-efficiency improvements

What is the Save on Energy Industrial Energy Efficiency Program?

The IESO’s Save on Energy Industrial Energy Efficiency Program (IEEP) supports industrial customers across Ontario in improving their industrial processes and implementing system optimization projects. The program offers organizations up to $5 million in financial incentives for each large, complex industrial energy-efficiency project accepted into the program. Eligible projects will deliver electricity savings using proven commercial technologies to lower energy consumption and reduce electricity bills.

How does the program work?

IEEP provides overall total funding of nearly $80 million to qualifying industrial participants over two competitive rounds of funding to be initiated in 2022 and 2023. In each round, participant applications will be ranked on the electricity savings their projects can achieve cost effectively, among other criteria. The organizations with the highest-ranked applications will be eligible to receive funding for their project(s).

Timelines
There are two rounds of funding in 2023:

  • Applications for the current round of funding in 2023 must be submitted to the IESO by 11:59 p.m. EST on Monday, February 13, 2023.
  • Applications for the final round of funding in 2023 must be submitted to the IESO by 11.59 p.m. EST on Tuesday, August 15, 2023.

Participants deemed eligible based on their applications will be invited to submit a more detailed application with a Measurement and Verification (M&V) plan within six weeks of their initial application. The IESO will notify successful applicants by Q2 end.

Please contact us at IndustrialEEprogram@ieso.ca if you have questions or would like more information.

Who is eligible?

Participants must be:

  • Owners and/or operators of an industrial facility located in Ontario, or
  • Third-party applicants with the authority to implement a project at an industrial facility located in Ontario.

Projects must:

  • Involve an energy-efficiency improvement applied to, or in support of, an industrial process
  • Propose a minimum electricity savings of 2,000 MWh per year (which must represent a reduction of at least 15 per cent of the baseline electricity use of the relevant industrial process)
  • Use technology that is commercially available and not excluded by the program eligibility rules.

Note: Please refer to the Evaluation Criteria and in the Key Program Documents section.

 

How can I apply?

  1. Log in to the IEEP Portal to submit your application. You will need to create an account with the IESO if you do not currently have one.
  2. The IESO will review your application for eligibility and respond accordingly.
  3. Participants whose applications are deemed eligible for the program must submit a more detailed application, including a M&V plan and other supporting documents through the IEEP Portal.

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Key Program Documents

Ready to get started? Sign up for the Industrial Energy Efficiency Program portal.

Having trouble? See our IEEP portal registration guide.

Contact us

Are you wondering if your project is eligible? The IEEP project team can help you every step of the way. Questions about the program can be sent to IndustrialEEprogram@ieso.ca.

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