Industrial Energy Efficiency Program

The 2021-2024 Conservation Demand Management (CDM) Framework will include a new customer focused program in 2022 for large transmission and distribution connected industrial consumers.  The program is anticipated to enable large industrial consumers to specify funding needed to meet capital hurdles, or other business case requirements for large complex projects with an emphasis on process improvements and system optimisation.

This engagement will be delivered in two phases. The first phase will focus on gathering information from stakeholders to identify critical program elements that would be needed to successfully drive large projects forward.  Some of the elements that will be explored include overall approaches, funding mechanisms, program requirements and eligibility.  Based on this, the IESO will then draft a program framework.  The second phase will then come back to stakeholders and request feedback on the framework.

The IESO encourages stakeholders and particularly large industrial loads, service providers, other funding organizations and agencies to stay informed and participate in this engagement. To be added to the email list for communications related to this engagement or to submit comments and enquiries, please email

Related Information

Draft Engagement Plan

Schedule of Activities

Anticipated timing for this engagement is presented below.

Date Engagement Activity Expected Actions

July 14, 2021

Deadline for stakeholder feedback on topics presented at the June 23rd webinar: Participant Eligibility, Project Eligibility, and Project Selection Framework.

September 16, 2021: IESO Response to Stakeholder Feedback


June 23, 2021

An introductory overview of this new engagement, including each of the two phases, and an opportunity for stakeholder feedback.

Recorded Presentation

This webinar was presented during the IESO's June stakeholder engagement sessions, see full agenda for more information.


June 3, 2021

Industrial Energy Efficiency Program engagement launched.