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New government directives to the IESO on energy-efficiency

March 21, 2019

The Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines has directed the IESO to discontinue the current 2015-2020 Conservation First Framework and implement a new interim framework, in support of the government’s goal to reduce electricity costs for customers. The directives can be found here and here.

The change means that the IESO will centrally deliver energy-efficiency programs on a province-wide basis with a focus on business and industrial programs beginning April 1, 2019 until December 31, 2020.  Ontario businesses will continue to have access to incentives for retrofits and other energy-efficiency projects, and the Home Assistance program for low-income customers and conservation programming for Indigenous communities will continue. 

Please visit the IESO website for more information on the new 2019-2020 interim framework.  Program-specific information can be found on the Save on Energy website here

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