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Energy Performance Program

Increase your energy savings over time, reduce your operating costs and improve your productivity.


The Energy Performance Program (EPP) rewards customers who are able to make behavioural and operational changes that support capital investment projects, enabling them to grow their energy savings year over year.

Find out how the EPP can benefit your business and help you take a more holistic approach to energy savings.

Three years of annual pay-for-performance incentives are available for applications approved by December 31, 2024.

It’s easier to participate now more than ever!

Benefits of the new EPP portal:

  • Online application process
  • Automated baseline energy model generation
  • Automated annual savings report generation and incentives calculation
  • Interim savings calculations
  • Facility performance monitoring through data analytics and visualization
  • Individual and portfolio savings analysis

Who can participate?

Participants must:

  • be owners and/or operators of commercial, institutional, or industrial facilities located in Ontario
  • commit to participate for three years and commit to realize a minimum of five percent energy savings per facility within two years
  • have 12 months of hourly interval meter data for each facility

Would you like to participate, but are unsure how? We’ve streamlined the application process to provide a more user friendly experience.

The Save on Energy EPP team is available to help you enrol in the program and to support you along your EPP journey.

Contact us at info@energyperformanceprogram.ca or call 1-888-852-2440.

Peak Perks - coins
NewIncentive rate for energy savings in summer peak hours increased from $0.04/kWh to $0.15/kWh

How does it work?

  • The program is based on a pay-for-performance model that encourages whole building energy performance improvements.
  • Participants have choice and flexibility in implementing capital and non-capital energy-efficiency measures, and are rewarded at the same incentive rate regardless of the types of projects/activities that have been implemented.
  • Participants receive a performance incentive calculated as incentive rate multiplied by electricity savings. The electricity savings are determined by comparing metered consumption to their baseline energy model.
    The incentive rates are defined as:
    • $0.15/kWh for energy consumed during business days between June 1 and August 31 (inclusive), during the hours of 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. (EDT).
    • $0.04/kWh for savings during non-summer peak hours.

How to apply

  1. Create an account and register your team.
  2. Upload a signed Energy Performance Program Participant Agreement.
  3. Provide facility details.
  4. Upload 12 months of the most recent hourly interval meter data.
  5. Upload a recent electricity utility bill.
  6. Submit your facility.

It's that easy! You will soon receive the baseline energy model generated by the EPP Portal for your review and approval.

Key program documents

Contact us to learn more at info@energyperformanceprogram.ca or call 1-888-852-2440.

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