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Retrofit program changes for September 2021

The following changes to the Retrofit program come into effect September 20, 2021

Changes include new measures proposed through the new measure submission process, as well as updates to incentive levels, tiers and eligibility requirements on certain measures based on feedback from program participants and changing market prices for eligible measures.

New measures

Creep heat controllers are being added to the Retrofit program as a prescriptive measure as a result of feedback from the market and the ability of this measure to contribute to reducing summer system peak demand.

Creep heat controller Incentive per unit
NEMA 4 or 4X. Must meet all applicable Code, standard, safety and regulatory requirements including CSA/UL/CUL Only agricultural products designed for use in animal housing facilities are eligible. Eligibility requires each controller to control a minimum average of at least five lamps. $200

Changes in eligibility requirements

Eligibility requirements are being updated for T8 LED tubes and U-bend replacement lamps to account for products that are specific to the Canadian market. UL Type B tubes will only be accepted if certified and listed under UL 1598c or CSA C22.2 standard and known as "double ended.”

New tiers

New tiers are being introduced to expand the market opportunity and more accurately record energy savings for two types of measures: LED medium and high-bay fixtures, and demand control ventilation systems in enclosed parking garages. The new tiers and associated incentives are highlighted below.

LED medium and high bay fixtures

Existing worksheet categories New worksheet categories* Incentive per unit
≥ 8,900 lumens & ≤139 W ≥ 10,000 lumens and ≤105 W $50
≥ 12,200 lumens and ≤132 W $50
≥ 15,000 lumens & ≤175 W ≥ 15,500 lumens and ≤178 W $90
New tier ≥ 20,100 lumens and ≤305 W $120
New tier ≥ 34,700 lumens and >305 W $150

*Five tiers to be available


Demand control ventilation systems in enclosed parking garages

Total exhaust fan capacity per DCV system Incentive per DCV system
>2.0 to ≤5 HP (new tier) $660
>5 to ≤10 HP $1,330
>10 & ≤25 HP $3,320
>25 & ≤50 HP $6,640
>50 & ≤75 HP $9,950
>75 & ≤100 HP $13,300

Incentive changes

Incentives for three lighting fixtures are being updated to better align the incentives provided with other lighting measures as a proportion of measure cost. The following measures will see a $10 reduction in incentive as highlighted in the table below:

Integral LED troffers & LED linear ambient fixtures

Measure Existing Incentive
per unit
Updated Incentive
per unit
2' x 2' LED troffer or 2' LED linear ambient fixture ≥ 2,000 lumens $30 per LED troffer or linear ambient fixture $20 per LED troffer or linear ambient fixture
1' x 4' LED troffer or 4' LED linear ambient fixture ≥ 1,500 lumens $30 per LED troffer or linear ambient fixture $20 per LED troffer or linear ambient fixture
2' x 4' LED troffer or 4' LED linear ambient fixture ≥ 3,000 lumens $40 per LED troffer or linear ambient fixture $30 per LED troffer or linear ambient fixture