New programs to be available through the 2021-2024 Conservation and Demand Management Framework launching the week of January 4, 2021.

Learn more about the framework and current program deadlines, including the Retrofit and PSU application deadline of December 4, 2020.

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Process and Systems Upgrades Program

Implement innovative process changes to your business to help increase competitiveness, reduce electricity use and grow your savings.

Be Aware

The IESO does not maintain a list of approved or recommended engineering consultants or other vendors and contractors who may wish to provide you with services relating to a project under the Process and Systems Upgrades Program, including in connection with the completion of an Engineering Feasibility Study. Participants who retain any such independent third parties to assist with their PSU applications or projects do so at their own risk.

If you have a specialized upgrade project at your facility, you could be eligible for Process and Systems Upgrades Program incentives.

The Process and Systems Upgrades program supports both distribution and transmission-connected customers.

Want to learn more about how these program incentives can support your business? Contact us at If you are a transmission-connected customer, please contact your Business Adviser for more information.

Engineering Feasibility Study

Develop a business case for energy-efficiency projects you want to undertake and identify potential capital incentive project opportunities that may exist. Engineering feasibility studies find the opportunities that exist within systems that aren’t running properly, are using inefficient equipment or need optimization.


How it works

Incentives for engineering feasibility studies are available once you’ve identified opportunities and determine energy savings and project costs. The study will determine the base case energy usage of your current system, and will propose energy-saving opportunities or technologies you could implement.

Additionally, the study will identify project incentive opportunities that might exist for the system, help build a capital investment business case for the process efficiency improvements and support a Process & Systems Project Incentive.

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Project Incentives

Project incentives are available for a variety of energy-saving projects. Whether you are installing variable frequency drives on your motors, generating electricity from waste energy recovery or redesigning your entire system, there is an incentive available.


Project incentive comparison

Project incentives are designed for very large process and system energy efficiency projects. The following table compares Process & Systems Project Incentives to Retrofit program incentives.


Project incentive Retrofit program
Project type Large scale projects that require engineering design to optimize overall processes and systems.

Equipment replacement projects for energy-efficiency technology such as lighting and lighting controls, HVAC and VFDs.

Measurement and Verification (M&V) terms One year Less than one year
Payment terms A) Advance payment:
50 per cent paid upon approval; balance after project completion and M&V.

B) Deferred payment: Payments are made after project completion and M&V.
Payment is made after any applicable M&V has been completed in addition to Retrofit program payment requirements.

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Is the Process and Systems Upgrades program
right for your business?

Compare it to the Retrofit program | PDF

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