What is the saveONenergy Retrofit Program?
The Retrofit Program provides substantial financial incentives to encourage the replacement of existing equipment with energy efficient equipment and new control systems that will provide cash flow savings and improve the efficiency of your operational procedures and processes.
What type of businesses can participate?
All kinds of businesses can participate: Commercial, institutional, agricultural and multi-residential facilities, including social housing.
What are the eligibility requirements?
The Retrofit Program is open to owners and tenants of:
To take part, your project must be eligible for a minimum Prescriptive incentive of $100 to apply. For the Engineered or Customs measures, your project must have an estimated demand reduction of greater than or equal to 1kW and/or first-year annual savings of greater than or equal to 2,000 kWh.
What kind of energy efficient projects may qualify?
All kinds of energy efficient projects may be able to participate such as: replacing old lights with new energy efficient lights, putting in lighting controls, redesigning HVAC, replacing Chillers adding variable speed drives for pumps and fans and improvement of thermal performance of a building envelope through measures such as increased insulation, installation of high performance windows and frames, low emissive window glazing or low emissive roof barriers.
How do I apply?
Current Technologies Ltd. will complete the application process with your local utility on your behalf.
Who should I contact for additional information?
Contact your local electric utility for complete details.
Can Industrial businesses participate in the program?
Yes, energy efficient lighting projects in Industrial facilities can go through Retrofit Program . Energy efficient projects, other than lighting, which have greater than 350 MWh of annual savings must go through the saveONenergy Process & Systems program.
If I have previously participated in Power Saving Blitz will I be eligible for the Retrofit Program?
Yes, if you have previously participated in Power Saving Blitz you would still be eligible as long as you are not replacing the same equipment installed in the Power Saving Blitz.
Who is the Ontario Power Authority (OPA)?
The Ontario Power Authority is responsible for ensuring a reliable, sustainable supply of electricity for Ontario. Its key areas of focus are planning the power system for the long term, leading and coordinating conservation initiatives across the province, and ensuring development of needed generation resources.
Why is the OPA doing this?
Energy conservation is Ontario's most cost-effective resource and also helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Reducing electricity consumption helps businesses manage their energy costs and reduces demand on the electricity system.
The Retrofit Program was designed to encourage businesses to invest in energy efficiency upgrades.
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