Under the Retrofit program, there are two types of project applications: prescriptive track and custom track.
Prescriptive track applications are ideal for quick system upgrades. Incentive levels are based on a predefined amount with applications that are easy to follow and have a fast turnaround.
Incentive amounts for lighting and other measures (which include lighting controls) are per unit of product.
To participate, your project must be pre-approved. Small projects must be worth a minimum incentive of $100
Custom track applications are designed to provide flexibility for more comprehensive projects, with opportunities for increased energy savings. Incentives are based on energy savings over pre-project baselines. All custom track incentives are capped at 50 per cent of project cost.
The incentives are based on the specific information you provide about your project, which may include:
|Lighting||The greater of either $400/kW of demand savings
$0.05/kWh of first-year electricity savings
|Other measures, including lighting controls, building automation systems, water chillers and cooling towers||The greater of either $800/kW
$0.10/kWh of first-year electricity savings
|Multi-family – tenant education||$200/kW of the estimated demand savings, and to a maximum of 10 per cent of the incentives paid for the equipment replacement project|
|Social housing||Advance 50 per cent of eligible financial incentive funding before project starts and after project approval by the IESO
Gap grant funding: double the participant incentive, capped at 50 per cent of the project cost
To participate, your project must be pre-approved. For the custom track application, your project must have an estimated demand reduction of at least 1 kW, or first-year annual energy savings of at least 2,000 kWh.
All custom track incentives are capped at 50 per cent of project cost. Projects must also deliver energy savings for at least 48 months.
The new Retrofit application portal is now available. Learn how to sign up or login to the portal, as well as access training information and additional resources.
Retrofit incentives are available to owners or lessees* of:
*If you lease, you must have the owner’s consent or authorization.
What kinds of projects are eligible?
Overall, projects that are eligible under the Retrofit program are those that provide sustainable, measurable and verifiable reductions in peak electricity demand and electricity consumption.
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