Most lighting measures previously available as part of the Retrofit program are now offered through the Save on Energy Instant Discounts Program. Please visit the Instant Discounts Program page for more information.

Retrofit program measures and incentives

The Retrofit program will release semi-annual updates each spring and fall in the 2021-2024 period. As part of these updates, new measures and incentives are being added to the Retrofit program to enable businesses to continue to save on energy costs and to take advantage of a variety of technologies and products to help improve the overall operations of buildings and facilities.

Below is the list of measures and incentives currently available under the Retrofit program.

The incentives listed below are the maximum amounts offered. The actual amounts paid will depend on specific program requirements, including equipment size and eligible cost caps.

Note: This list has been updated to reflect changes made to the Retrofit program effective December 18, 2023.

Lighting



Greenhouse Stream

Measure Incentive (per unit)
Horticultural Inter-lighting LED Grow light Fixture $100
LED Grow Light $200
Greenhouse Advanced Lighting Control $0.35/kWh

Lighting Controls

Measure Incentive (per unit)
Occupancy Sensor
(Fixture Mounted)
Up to $15
Occupancy Sensor
(Switch Plate Mounted)
$15
Occupancy Sensor
(Ceiling/Wall Mounted)
$30
Networked Lighting Controls $0.35/kWh

Display Case LED Fixture

Measure Incentive (per unit)
Refrigerated Display Case LED Fixture Up to $25

HVAC



Chillers

Measure Incentive (per unit)
HVAC Chiller - Air-Cooled Chiller $21 $/ton/0.01 kW/ton IPLV improvement
HVAC Chiller - Water-Cooled Centrifugal $21 $/ton/0.01 kW/ton IPLV improvement
HVAC Chiller - Water-Cooled Positive Displacement $21 $/ton/0.01 kW/ton IPLV improvement
Process Chiller - Water-Cooled Centrifugal $120 $/ton/0.01 kW/ton FL improvement
Process Chiller - Water-Cooled Positive Displacement $120 $/ton/0.01 kW/ton FL improvement

Cooling

Measure Incentive (per unit)
Room Air Conditioner – Window and split type Up to $25
Packaged Terminal Air Conditioner (PTAC) Up to $540
Packaged Terminal Heat Pump (PTHP) Up to $1,100
Unitary Air Conditioning Unit Up to $6,960
Unitary Air Source Heat Pump (ASHP)  Up to $18,000

Fan Motors

Measure Incentive (per unit)
ECM Motor for HVAC Application
(Fan-Powered VAV Box)
Up to $400
ECM Motor for HVAC Application
(Fan Motor Replacement)
Up to $300
Circulator Pumps with ECMs Up to $3,080

HVAC Controls

Measure Incentive (per unit)
Hotel Occupancy Control (HVAC + Lighting) - Gas heated $100
Hotel Occupancy Control (HVAC + Lighting - Electrically heated $200
In-Suite Temperature Control for Electric Space Heating and Cooling $300
Demand Control Kitchen Ventilation Up to $7,000
Demand Control Ventilation - Garage Up to $39,900
Demand Control Ventilation - Interior Space Up to $52,200
Advanced Rooftop Unit Controls Up to $5,780

Refrigeration

Measure Incentive (per unit)
Doors for Open Refrigerated Display Cases $200/Linear Foot
Refrigeration Compressors Up to $300/HP
ENERGY STAR® Refrigerator $240
ECM motors for evaporator fans (Freezer walk-in) $120
ECM moters for evaporator fans (Refrigerator walk-in) $100

Manufacturing and other equipment



Agribusiness

Measure Incentive (per unit)
Single Creep Heat Pad (100W) $300
Double Creep Heat Pad (200W maximum) $300
Creep Heat Controller $400
Dairy Plate Cooler $1,800
Dairy ENERGY STAR® Electric Water Heater $500
Low-Energy Livestock Waterer
(300W maximum)
$580
Milk Scroll Compressor
$1,620
Solar Hot Water Collector for Dairy Farms $2,380
High-Volume Low-Speed Fan Up to $4,820
High-Efficiency Ventilation Exhaust Fan Up to $500
Engine Block Heater Timer $40
High Temperature Cutout Thermostat $120
Photocell And Timer For Lighting Control $360

Agribusiness - Dual and Natural Exhaust Ventilation System

Measure Incentive (per unit)
Chicken Broilers (per 1,000 birds) $540
Dairy-tie Stall, outside in summer (per cow) $56
Dairy-tie Stall, year round housing (per cow) $56
Chicken - Egg Layers (per 1,000 birds) $640
Turkey (per 1,000 birds) $1,800
Swine - Breeding and finishing
(per sow)
$8
Greenhouse
(per 1,000 square metres)
$2,020

Compressed Air

Measure Incentive (per unit)
Engineered Nozzle Up to $170
Compressed Air Low-Pressure Drop Filter (20 HP to 100 HP) Up to $1,460
Primary Air Receiver Tank Up to $15,280
Compressed Air Variable Displacement Compressor Up to $27,440
Compressed Air Variable Speed Drive Compressor Up to $34,280
Regenerative Dryer with Dewpoint Control Up to $5,460
Zero Loss Drain $280
Cycling or Thermal Mass Refrigerated Dryer Up to $820

Distributed Energy Resources for Greenhouses in Southwest Region

Measure Incentive
Greenhouse Solar Photovoltaic System (Southwest) $1,435/kW
Greenhouse Battery Storage System (Southwest) $260/kWh

Distributed Energy Resources - Ottawa Large Solar PV

Measure Incentive
Ottawa Large Solar PV System $860/kW AC

Motors

Measure Incentive (per unit)
Open Drip-Proof (ODP) Motor Up to $1,820
Totally Enclosed Fan-Cooled (TEFC) Motor Up to $2,200
Variable Speed Domestic Cold Water Booster System $1,200/HP

VFDs

Measure Incentive (per unit)
Variable Frequency Drive (300 HP maximum) Up to $58,500

Building Plug Loads

Measure Incentive
Beverage Vending Machine Controls $280

Industrial Machine

Measure Incentive
All Electric Injection Moulding Machine $200/Rated clamping ton
Hybrid Injection Moulding Machine $100/Rated clamping ton

New prescriptive measure submission form

Do you want the IESO to consider a new measure for future inclusion in the Save on Energy Retrofit program? A form is available here to submit a new measure for consideration to be added to the program.

If you previously submitted a measure for consideration to be included in the Retrofit program, please see this page for information on key dates, how the submissions are evaluated and the results of the review of the submissions.