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SaveOnEnergy for Commercial, Institutional and Industrial Businesses

These programs provide some of the most immediate ways to manage energy costs, creating lasting operational savings and reduce a facility’s draw on the electricity system.

Audit Funding
Demand Response
Existing Building Commissioning
High Performance New Construction
Industrial Accelerator
Process and Systems / Enabling Initiatives
Retrofit Program
Small Busines Lighting

Audit Funding

Qualifying businesses can receive up to 50% of the cost of energy audits or studies of potential energy and demand savings from: equipment replacement projects; operational practices and procedures; and participation in demand response initiatives.

For more information go to:
www.saveonenergy.ca/Business/Program-Overviews/Audit-Funding.aspx

Demand Response Incentives

Compensate participating industrial and commercial businesses for reducing their energy demand at specific times of power system needs:

  • Voluntary Demand Response 1 (DR1) – Businesses provide optional demand reduction capability.
  • Contractual Demand Response 3 (DR3) – Businesses commit to reduce system peak demand.

For more information go to:
www.saveonenergy.ca/Business/Program-Overviews/Demand-Response.aspx

Existing Building Commissioning

Owners of qualifying buildings can receive incentives at each stage of recommissioning projects to optimize the operational efficiency of their chilled water plants, including:

  • Developing a plan for commissioning activities
  • Procuring devices and/or software associated with commissioning activities

For more information on this program call 1-877-797-9473 or e-mail LDC.support@powerauthority.on.ca

High Performance New Construction

Provides design assistance and substantial financial incentives for building owners and architects who exceed the electricity efficiency standards specified in the Ontario Building Code.

For more information go to:
www.saveonenergy.ca/Business/Program-Overviews/New-Construction.aspx

Industrial Accelerator

Qualifying businesses can improve the energy efficiency of their equipment and production processes through capital incentive and enabling initiatives that include:

  • An incentive of up to the lowest of the following: 1) the production of $200/MWh multiplied by the annualized electricity savings, 2) 70% of estimated project costs, or 3) a one-year payback
  • Applications accepted for various size projects starting at 100MWh
  • Advanced or deferred payment options

For more information go to:
www.industrialaccelerator.ca/

Process and Systems / Enabling Initiatives

Valuable compensation and technical expertise are provided to large electricity consumers that are seeking to upgrade key systems and make improved energy management part of their operation.

Resources are available that will provide qualifying industrial clients with:

  • Incentives for up to $10,000 for a preliminary engineering study and $50,000 for a detailed engineering study
  • Funding for an energy manager for one year, renewable for up to four years. The energy manager is expected to develop an annual energy plan for the business, issue regular reports, and enrol in training. The incentive provides for up to $100,000 or 80% of the annual salary, in addition to expenses of up to $10,000
  • Funding of up to $75,000 per site is available for the implementation and support of monitoring and targeting systems that measure energy consumption for a process, benchmark that consumption, and monitor reductions
  • A metering and instrumantation library that allows businesses to access metering equipment to more accurately characterize their energy use
  • Training through the Accelerator Initaitive for energy managers, as well as students and junior staff

For more information go to:
www.saveonenergy.ca/Business/Program-Overviews/Process-and-System-Upgrades.aspx

Retrofit Program

Provides substantial financial incentives for replacing existing equipment with high efficiency equipment and for installing new control systems that will improve the efficiency of your operational procedures and processes.

For more information go to:
www.saveonenergy.ca/Business/Program-Overviews/Retrofit-for-Commercial.aspx

Small Business Lighting

Under this program, qualifying businesses can get up to $1,000 worth in energy-efficient lighting and equipment upgrades. Plus get access to further incentives. You’ll get easy and effortless energy-efficient upgrades that will go a long way toward reducing your electricity consumption and managing your monthly electricity costs.

For more information go to:
www.saveonenergy.ca/Business/Program-Overviews/Small-Business-Lighting.aspx

For more information on SaveOnEnergy Programs, visit:
www.saveonenergy.ca/business

SUSTAINABLE SEVERN SOUND

SSS was created in 2011 to provide leadership on the Severn Sound Sustainability Plan. Although no longer a key driver of the SSS project, as the project stakeholders now select and identify action for the SSS project to undertake – the Plan and the pillar structure of Environmental Protection and Integrity, Community Well-Being and Economic Prosperity continue to remain the fundamental principles guiding SSS and their approach to sustainability programming.

Contact SSS staff to request assistance in locating funding for a specific project.

Sustainable Severn Sound