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First Nations Conservation Program

The First Nations Conservation Program provides free energy-efficient upgrades to homes in participating communities to help save energy and make your home more comfortable.

What is the First Nations Conservation Program?

The First Nations Conservation Program helps qualified on-reserve First Nations customers improve the energy efficiency of their homes and manage their energy use more effectively. The program is offered by the Independent Electricity System Operator and Save on Energy, and is delivered free of charge to eligible customers.

How the program works

1. We look at how you are using energy now

We will visit your home and recommend the best upgrades for your home.

We will start by looking at:

  • the light bulbs you are using, and
  • the age of your appliances (e.g., fridge, freezer, dehumidifier and window air conditioner).

If your home is electrically heated, we will also look at:

  • whether drafts are coming in through your doors, windows, attic or basement, and your insulation.

2. We install your energy-efficient upgrades

After we assess your home’s energy efficiency, we will supply and install your upgrades, at no cost to you.

3. We show you more easy ways to save

We will also show you how to use your new upgrades and give you advice on more ways to save energy.

Your free upgrades may include

Draftproofing and attic insulation

Hot water tank wrap and pipe insulation

Smart power

Faucet aerators and
low-flow shower heads

light bulbs

ENERGY STARĀ® certified freezers, refrigerators and window air conditioners

Block heater


More than 8,400 homes have already taken part in the program to improve energy efficiency and save electricity.

Participating communities

  • Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation

  • Aroland First Nation

  • Biinjitiwaabik Zaaging Anishnaabek (BZA)

  • Dokis First Nation

  • Eagle Lake First Nation

  • Hiawatha First Nation

  • Magnetawan First Nation

  • Moravian of the Thames First Nation

  • Nipissing First Nation
  • Oneida Nation of the Thames

  • Red Rock Indian Band

  • Shawanaga First Nation

  • Sheshegwaning First Nation

  • Slate Falls First Nation

  • Wahgoshig First Nation

  • Wikwemikong Unceded Indian Reserve

  • Zhiibaahaasing First Nation

Check back soon as more communities are added to the program.

For more information contact us:


First Nation customers may also be eligible for other support programs in Ontario, subject to qualifying requirements: