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Evaluation Reports Tell the Story of CDM Effectiveness

November 10, 2022

Evaluation reports for conservation and demand management (CDM) programs that were in market during 2021 have now been published to the IESO website. Key Findings and Recommendations Reports for each program are also available. These documents provide verified energy and demand savings, as well as identify opportunities for improvement for the Save on Energy programs evaluated.

The 2021-2024 CDM Framework, launched on January 1, 2021, achieved 82.3 GWh of net verified energy savings and 15.7 MW of net verified peak demand savings during its first year of implementation. These savings represent projects initiated and completed in 2021 in three Save on Energy programs. The savings from multi-year projects and from other Save on Energy programs will be reflected in 2022 and future years’ results.

The Interim Framework, which was launched on April 1, 2019 and concluded on December 31, 2020, continues to deliver cost-effective energy and demand savings. To date, programs under the Interim Framework have produced cumulative savings of 720 GWh and 121 MW persisting to 2022.

Evaluation processes provide confidence that energy efficiency is a reliable resource for system planning that persists on average for more than 10 years. At less than three cents per kilowatt-hour, energy efficiency is one of Ontario’s most cost-effective and enduring energy resources.

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