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Industrial Energy Efficiency Program

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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

May 16, 2022

Final Engagement Summary Report


March 11, 2022

Feedback is due on the IEEP Program Requirements and IEEP Participation Agreement which were discussed during the February 23 webinar.

Feedback Received

March 23, 2022: IESO Response to Stakeholder Feedback


February 23, 2022

A presentation on the draft final program documents, including key contract terms regarding project and participant eligibility, incentive payments, and project evaluation criteria.

Recorded Presentation

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

November 10, 2021

Following the October 19th webinar, the IESO is seeking feedback from participants on the topics discussed including Participant or Project Eligibility Criteria, Project Approval Timelines and Project Selection Criteria.

December 14, 2021: IESO Response to Stakeholder Feedback

October 19, 2021

Engagement webinar

The IESO will provide stakeholders with a program design update which builds off of the earlier materials presented and the feedback received from the initial engagement session in June. At this meeting the IESO will provide a draft program structure, including key draft program requirements and eligibility criteria, as well as share a proposed project selection framework and estimated program timelines. This engagement will also feature targeted questions seeking further input on the program design.

Recorded Presentation

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

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.