Indigenous Communities Are Taking a Leading Role in Ontario's Energy Sector
July 14, 2022
A suite of new programs and projects are demonstrating how Indigenous peoples and organizations across Ontario are leading the development of innovative energy projects that will contribute to cleaner and more affordable electricity, and more prosperous communities.
To support these efforts, the IESO is providing more than $4.8 million to 47 recipients through its Indigenous Energy Support Programs. Funding will help these communities develop renewable generation, and increase energy-efficiency measures and community energy planning, as well as skills development and training opportunities for youth.
In addition, the IESO is launching the new Save on Energy First Nations Community Building Retrofit Program, which provides up to $100,000 in funding as well as technical support to on-reserve communities to improve the energy-efficiency of band-owned facilities and manage their electricity use more effectively.Learn more about these programs on the IESO website.