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Save on Energy Launches Local Energy-Efficiency Program for Businesses in Ottawa

September 7, 2023

BizEnergySaver helps owners and operators of industrial, commercial, institutional and multi-unit residential buildings reduce energy consumption

Energy efficiency remains one of the most cost-effective resources to help meet Ontario’s electricity needs with immediate and long-term benefits. To help industrial, commercial, institutional, as well as multi-unit residential building owners and operators make equipment improvements that increase energy efficiency and reduce energy consumption, the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) is launching Save on Energy’s BizEnergySaver in Ottawa.

The program, delivered in collaboration with Hydro Ottawa and Hydro One, addresses local electricity system constraints in Ottawa by offering eligible participants free energy assessments and instant discounts on installations of common area lighting system upgrades, variable frequency drives, and parking garage exhaust fan controls.

The initiative is an extension of the BizEnergySaver program that launched in the Richview South area of Toronto in September 2022. BizEnergySaver delivers peak demand savings in targeted areas with identified transmission needs. Energy-efficiency programs like BizEnergySaver also help consumers save money while reducing demand on the grid, which can defer or delay the need for investments in new electricity infrastructure.

“Communities across Ontario, including Ottawa, continue to grow, which means more electricity will be required to support the regions where we live, work, and play,” says Tam Wagner, Director of Demand Side Management at the IESO. “For every dollar invested in energy efficiency, Ontario avoids additional investments and costs to the electricity system to create more supply.”

To be eligible for BizEnergySaver in Ottawa, participants must meet the following criteria:

  • Business customers of Hydro Ottawa or Hydro One
  • Authorized to have equipment installed by either owning the facility or having the owner’s permission
  • First three digits of facility’s postal code located in the following areas:

Ontario's postal code regions depicted on a map

For more information about how eligible facilities can save energy and reduce costs, please call 1-833-417-2671, email, or visit

For those outside of the eligible areas, please visit the Save on Energy website to learn about other energy-efficiency initiatives and resources for businesses.

About the Independent Electricity System Operator

The IESO operates Ontario’s power grid 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, ensuring Ontarians receive a reliable and cost-effective source of power when and where they need it. It works with sector partners and engages with communities across Ontario to plan and prepare for the province’s electricity needs now and into the future. Through Save on Energy, the IESO offers programs and incentives to help individuals and businesses use energy more wisely.


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