ENERGY CONSERVATION PROGRAMS ARE AVAILABLE LOCALLY AND PROVINCIALLY
Locally, the City of Stratford's Green Recognition Program is promoting sustainable practices within the community and raising awareness of initiatives being undertaken to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
City of Stratford - Green Recognition Program
This program is a community call to action, and part of our efforts to meet the City’s emissions reduction targets of 30% by 2030 and net-zero by 2050.
The recognition program aims to inspire community members to take meaningful action towards addressing the impacts of climate change through a wide variety of green initiatives, and directly contribute to our GHG reduction targets.
It will also serve as an educational tool to amplify community-led efforts and sustainable practices, celebrate the success of initiatives underway and encourage further participation from the community.
The Green Recognition Program will offer the following categories for participation:
Waste Reduction & Diversion
Energy Management & Electrification
Green Building Award (New & Existing)
To get all the details about the program, eligibility, and application process, visit the City of Stratford website.
Additionally, a small suite of Save on Energy programs is being offered and managed by the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO), including:
The Save on Energy Retrofit program offers businesses incentives to upgrade equipment, reduce energy bills, lower carbon footprints and enhance staff comfort. The program offers financial incentives through two streams.
The custom stream offers financial incentives for businesses to undertake larger, more complex retrofit projects, that are more reflective of the participant’s actual operating conditions. The custom stream is structured to accommodate a wide range of project types to help participants capture greater energy savings.
The prescriptive stream offers financial incentives for targeted retrofits, helping participants upgrade to more energy-efficient equipment. The prescriptive stream, which focuses on commonly used products and technologies, is suitable for more typical upgrades of equipment.
Businesses can receive incentives for a variety of energy-efficient measures available in three areas: Lighting, HVAC, and Manufacturing and other equipment.
Check out SaveOnEnergy.ca to see if you're eligible to participate and learn more!
Peak Perks™ Program
The Save on Energy Peak Perks™ Program is open for enrollment to residential electricity customers across Ontario.
Participants will receive a $75 virtual prepaid MasterCard® when you enroll in Peak Perks™.
And, an additional $20 virtual prepaid MasterCard® each additional year you stay enrolled in the program starting in 2024.
The Peak Perks program will reduce participants’ energy use when demand for electricity in Ontario is high during the summer months, by adjusting participant's smart thermostats no more than two degrees Celsius up to 10 times during peak periods of electricity demand from June through September. These adjustments to their thermostat typically last no more than three hours and will not occur on weekends or holidays. Peak Perks has been designed to ensure participants are always in control and they can opt out of any temperature change event.
NEW! Retrofit Program - Regional Adders: Southern Huron Perth
The IESO has introduced Retrofit regional adders in some areas of the province!
The purpose of these adders is to encourage further uptake in the Retrofit program to assist in reducing demand for the transmission assets in these areas which were selected in consultation with the IESO’s system planners.
The adders will be available for a period of six months beginning April 3, 2023; during this time, all non-lighting measures will be eligible for double the incentive normally available.
Retrofit regional adders will be introduced in the following target areas (adder zones):
- Niagara region
- Kingston area
- Southern Huron Perth
- Pembroke area
Eligible applications will be identified by Forward Sortation Areas (FSA), the first three characters of the postal code. Facilities undertaking the retrofit must be located in the target areas identified by FSA to be eligible for the increased incentive. The FSAs for each target area are available on the Save on Energy website.
Additional target areas will be identified for Retrofit regional adders in the second half of 2023.
Retrofit service providers are available to assist customers to take advantage of this offer and can be contacted by calling 1-844-303-5542 or by emailing email@example.com.
Small Business Program
Drive your business forward with Save on Energy incentives of up to $2,000 for eligible lighting equipment and up to $2,500 for eligible non-lighting equipment.
- The Save on Energy Small Business program is designed to help small businesses across Ontario make equipment improvements to reduce their energy consumption, at no cost. Leveraging the success of the former Small Business Lighting program, this new and improved program offers small businesses direct-install incentives on an expanded range of equipment – both lighting and non-lighting. An investment in energy-efficient equipment upgrades is an investment in enhancing your customers’ experience, employee satisfaction and your bottom line. Save time and money when you participate in the Small Business program.
Energy-efficient equipment upgrades for your business can be found by visiting SaveOnEnergy.ca!
Energy Performance Program
Increase your energy savings over time, reduce your operating costs and improve your productivity.
- The Energy Performance Program (EPP) rewards customers who are able to make behavioural and operational changes that support capital investment projects, enabling them to grow their energy savings over a number of years.
Three years of annual pay-for-performance incentives are available for multi-site and single-site facilities for applications approved by December 31, 2024.
More information can be found by visiting Save On Energy , by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling 1-888-852-2440.
First Nations Energy Programs
As an on-reserve First Nations customer, learn how Save on Energy programs can help you improve energy efficiency within your community.
On-reserve First Nations communities in Ontario are eligible to receive up to $100,000 in funding and technical support to undertake projects to improve the energy efficiency of band-owned commercial and institutional facilities, manage their electricity use more effectively, and save on energy costs.
The IESO’s Save on Energy Remote First Nations Energy-Efficiency Program (RFNEEP) program provides funding support to remote First Nations communities to implement energy-efficiency projects that will help them manage energy use more effectively to save on energy costs, and increase the comfort of their homes and businesses.
The Energy Affordability Program offers energy-saving upgrades tailored to the specific needs of your home, all at no cost. And a more energy-efficient home means more comfort and more money in your wallet. The program is available to Métis and on- and off-reserve First Nations.
For details on all Save On Energy programs visit saveonenergy.ca