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Save on Energy Program Changes

The Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) has been directed to implement changes to conservation programs in Ontario. As a result, delivery of many programs will shift from being offered by Alectra, to being offered directly by the IESO.

The IESO will begin to deliver programs effective April 1, 2019.

Many programs will be cancelled. For those that are continuing, there are specific deadlines that must be adhered to. Please see below for details.

Enterprise Programs
  • Retrofit
    • To be delivered by the IESO beginning April 1, 2019.
    • Existing submitted applications that are pre-approved by Alectra before May 1, 2019, will continue and incentives will be provided by Alectra. These projects must be completed by December 31, 2020.
    • Applications submitted before April 1, 2019, but not pre-approved by Alectra before May 1, 2019, will be transferred to the IESO.
    • New applications will need to be submitted through www.retrofitportal.ca beginning April 8, 2019.
    • Questions regarding existing applications should be sent to businessconservation@alectrautilities.com.
    • Questions regarding new applications or transferring applications should be directed to Retrofit@ieso.ca.

  • Process & Systems Upgrades Program (PSUP)
    • To be delivered by the IESO beginning April 1, 2019.
    • Applications approved by a technical reviewer before April 1, 2019, will have until April 30, 2019, to execute contracts with Alectra. These projects must be in service by December 31, 2020, to be eligible for funding.
    • CHP applications that have not been approved by a technical reviewer before April 1, 2019, or will not be contracted before May 1, 2019, will no longer be eligible for funding.
    • Energy-efficiency and waste energy-recovery projects that do not have approved applications before April 1, 2019, or are not contracted before May 1, 2019, will be transferred to the IESO.
    • Fossil fuel-powered CHP projects are no longer eligible through the program.
    • Questions regarding existing applications should be sent to businessconservation@alectrautilities.com.
    • New applications should be submitted to ProcessandSystemsUpgrades@ieso.ca.

  • High Performance New Construction Program (HPNC)
    • Cancelled as of April 1, 2019.
    • Existing applications approved and contracted by Alectra before April 1, 2019, will continue and incentives will be provided by Alectra. These projects must be completed by December 31, 2020.

  • Audit Funding Program
    • Cancelled as of April 1, 2019.
    • Existing applications approved and contracted by Alectra before April 1, 2019, will continue and incentives will be provided by Alectra.
    • Approved applications must have the energy audit completed on or before December 31, 2020, to be eligible for funding.

  • Monitoring & Targeting Program
    • Cancelled as of April 1, 2019.
    • Existing applications approved and contracted by Alectra before April 1, 2019, will continue and incentives will be provided by Alectra.

  • Energy Manager Program
    • To be delivered by the IESO beginning April 1, 2019.
    • Contracts existing prior to April 1, 2019, are expected to continue and incentives will be provided by Alectra or the IESO as applicable.
    • Applications/renewals not contracted before April 1, 2019, will need to be submitted to EnergyManagers@ieso.ca.
    • Questions regarding existing applications should be sent to businessconservation@alectrautilities.com
    • New applications or contract renewals should be submitted to EnergyManagers@ieso.ca.

Local Business Programs
  • Small Business Lighting Program (SBL)
    • To be delivered by the IESO beginning April 1, 2019.
    • Applications with work orders completed before April 1, 2019, will not be impacted.
    • Applications with a completed facility assessment and signed work order before April 1, 2019, must be completed before May 1, 2019, to be eligible for funding through Alectra.
    • All other applications will be redirected to the IESO.
    • Questions regarding existing applications should be sent to businessconservation@alectrautilities.com
    • All other questions should be sent to SmallBusinessLighting@ieso.ca

  • Business Refrigeration Incentives Program (BRI)
    • Cancelled as of April 1, 2019.
    • Applications with work orders completed before April 1, 2019, will not be impacted.
    • Applications with a completed facility assessment and signed work order before April 1, 2019, must be completed before May 1, 2019, to be eligible for funding through Alectra.
    • Questions regarding existing applications should be sent to businessconservation@alectrautilities.com.

Residential Programs
  • Heating & Cooling Program (HVAC)
    • Cancelled as of April 1, 2019.
    • Contractors have until May 31, 2019, to submit applications for projects with an install date no later than April 30, 2019.
    • Participants should include proof of purchase and sign-off on the application being submitted by their Participating Contractor before July 1, 2019.
    • Questions can be sent to hvacpayments@summerhill.com or 1-877-688-3062

  • Deal Days
    • Cancelled as of April 1, 2019.

  • Home Assistance Program (HAP)

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