Energy Conservation Programs

The Ontario government recently announced changes to the way energy-efficiency programs will be delivered.  As a result, effective April 1, 2019, some programs will be cancelled and the delivery of other programs will shift from being offered by Alectra (formerly Guelph Hydro) to being offered directly by the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO).

For some programs that are continuing, there are specific deadlines that must be adhered to. Please see the information below for details.

Residential Programs

Heating & Cooling Program (HVAC) 
  • Rebates for furnaces and air conditioners
  • Program 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. 
  • For more information, visit: https://saveonenergy.ca/For-Your-Home/FAQs

Deal Days 

  • Instant discounts and in-store coupons
  • Program cancelled as of April 1, 2019

Home Assistance Program (HAP) 

  • Free home upgrades for income-eligible customers
  • Will continue being delivered by the IESO
  • Enrollment remains open to income-eligible customers.
  • Customers can call 1-855-591-0877,  email HAP@greensaver.org ·or visit www.SaveonEnergy.ca/HAP to learn more.

Local Business Programs

Small Business Lighting Program (SBL) 

Business Refrigeration Incentives Program (BRI)

Enterprise Programs

Retrofit 

  • Incentives for businesses for energy efficiency upgrades
  • To be delivered by the IESO beginning April 1, 2019.
  • Existing submitted applications that are pre-approved by Alectra (formerly Guelph Hydro) before May 1, 2019, will continue and incentives will be provided by Alectra (formerly Guelph Hydro). These projects must be completed by December 31, 2020. Questions regarding existing applications should be sent to conservation@guelphhydro.com
  • Applications submitted before April 1, 2019, but not pre-approved by Alectra (formerly Guelph Hydro) before May 1, 2019, will be transferred to the IESO. Questions regarding new applications or transferring applications should be directed to Retrofit@ieso.ca
  • Beginning April 8, 2019, new applications will need to be submitted through www.retrofitportal.ca.
  • For more information, visit: https://saveonenergy.ca/For-Business-and-Industry/Changes-to-programs

Process & Systems Upgrades Program (PSUP)

  • Incentives for large capital projects & engineering studies
  • 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. Questions regarding existing applications should be sent to conservation@guelphhydro.com  
  • Combined Heat and Power 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 Combined Heat and Power projects are no longer eligible through the program.
  • New applications should be submitted to ProcessandSystemsUpgrades@ieso.ca
  • For more information, visit: https://saveonenergy.ca/For-Business-and-Industry/Changes-to-programs

High Performance New Construction Program (HPNC)

  • Incentives for new buildings and major renovations
  • Cancelled as of April 1, 2019
  • Existing applications approved and contracted by Alectra (formerly Guelph Hydro) before April 1, 2019, will continue and incentives will be provided by Alectra (formerly Guelph Hydro). These projects must be completed by December 31, 2020.
  • For more information, visit: https://saveonenergy.ca/For-Business-and-Industry/Changes-to-programs

Audit Funding Program 

  • Incentives for energy audits
  • Cancelled as of April 1, 2019
  • Existing applications approved and contracted by Alectra (formerly Guelph Hydro) before April 1, 2019, will continue and incentives will be provided by Alectra (formerly Guelph Hydro).
  • Approved applications must have the energy audit completed on or before December 31, 2020, to be eligible for funding.
  • For more information, visit: https://saveonenergy.ca/For-Business-and-Industry/Changes-to-programs

Monitoring & Targeting Program

  • Assistance by analyzing energy consumption
  • Cancelled as of April 1, 2019
  • Existing applications approved and contracted by Alectra (formerly Guelph Hydro) before April 1, 2019, will continue and incentives will be provided by Alectra (formerly Guelph Hydro).
  • For more information, visit: https://saveonenergy.ca/For-Business-and-Industry/Changes-to-programs 

Energy Manager Program