Save on Energy

Retrofit program measures and incentives

Effective January 4, 2021

New measures and incentives have been added to the new Retrofit program to enable businesses to continue to save on energy costs and take advantage of a variety of technologies and products to help improve the overall operations of buildings and facilities.

Below is the new list of measures and incentives available under the new Retrofit program.

The incentives listed below are the maximum amounts offered. The actual amounts paid will depend on specific program requirements, including equipment size and eligible cost caps.


The list below has been updated to reflect changes made to the Retrofit program effective September 20, 2021. These include new measures proposed through the new measure submission process, as well as updates to incentive levels, tiers and eligibility requirements on certain measures based on feedback from program participants and changing market prices for eligible measures. More information is available in this program update.


High Bay Fixture

Measure Incentive (per unit)
LED Medium / High Bay Fixture Up to $150


Measure Incentive (per unit)
Horticultural Inter-lighting LED Grow Light Fixture $100
LED Grow Light - Cannabis Greenhouse $125
LED Grow Light - Cannabis Warehouse $200
LED Grow Light - Vegetable, Fruit and Flower Greenhouse $200

Integral LED Fixture

Measure Incentive (per unit)
Integral Retrofit Kit (LED Troffer) Up to $25
Linear Ambient Fixture Up to $30
LED Troffer Up to $30

Lighting Controls

Measure Incentive (per unit)
Occupancy Sensor
(Fixture Mounted)
Up to $15
Occupancy Sensor
(Switch Plate Mounted)
Occupancy Sensor
(Ceiling/Wall Mounted)
Photocell and Timer for Lighting Control  $180

Low Bay

Measure Incentive (per unit)
LED Recessed Downlight Up to $12
LED Low Bay Fixture $14


Measure Incentive (per unit)
LED Reflector Spot Up to $10


Measure Incentive (per unit)
T5 Up to $6
T8 (Lamp) Up to $6

Display Case LED Fixture

Measure Incentive (per unit)
Refrigerated Display Case LED Fixture Up to $25


Rooftop Units

Measure Incentive (per unit)
Advanced Rooftop Unit Controls Up to $5,780


Measure Incentive (per unit)
HVAC Chiller - Air-Cooled Chiller Up to $1,320
HVAC Chiller - Water-Cooled Centrifugal Up to $24,300
HVAC Chiller - Water-Cooled Positive Displacement Up to $25,700


Measure Incentive (per unit)
Room Air Conditioner – Window and Split Type $25
Packaged Terminal Air Conditioner (PTAC) Up to $180
Packaged Terminal Heat Pump (PTHP) Up to $275 
Unitary Air Conditioning Unit Up to $1,740
Unitary Air Source Heat Pump (ASHP) - Single Package and Split System Up to $4,500

Fan Motors

Measure Incentive (per unit)
ECM Motor for HVAC Application
(Fan-Powered VAV Box)
Up to $100
ECM Motor for HVAC Application
(Fan Motor Replacement)

HVAC Controls

Measure Incentive (per unit)
Hotel Occupancy Control (HVAC + Lighting) - Gas Heated $50
Hotel Occupancy Control (HVAC + Lighting - Electrically Heated $100
In-Suite Temperature Control for Electric Space Heating and Cooling $50
Demand Control Kitchen Ventilation Up to $3,500
Demand Control Ventilation - Garage Up to $13,300
Demand Control Ventilation - Interior Space Up to $17,400


Measure Incentive (per unit)
High-Efficiency Ventilation Exhaust Fan Up to $250

Manufacturing and other equipment


Measure Incentive (per unit)
Double Creep Heat Pad (200W maximum) $150
Dairy Plate Cooler $900
Dairy ENERGY STAR® Electric Water Heater $250
Single Creep Heat Pad
(100W maximum) 
Low-Energy Livestock Waterer
(300W maximum) 
Milk Scroll Compressor
Solar Hot Water Collector for Dairy Farms $1,190
High-Volume Low-Speed Fan Up to $2,410
High-Efficiency Ventilation Exhaust Fan Up to $250
Creep Heat Controller  $200

Agriculture - Dual and Natural Exhaust Ventilation System

Measure Incentive (per unit)
Chicken broilers (per 1,000 birds) $270
Dairy-tie stall, outside in summer (per cow) $28
Dairy-tie stall, year round housing (per cow) $28
Egg layers (per 1,000 birds) $320
Greenhouse - Flowers
(per 1,000 square metres)
Swine - breeding and gestation
(per sow)
Swine - growing and finishing
(per market weight hog)
Turkeys (per 1,000 birds) $900

Compressed Air

Measure Incentive (per unit)
Engineered Nozzle Up to $85
Compressed Air Low-Pressure Drop Filter (20 HP to 100 HP) Up to $730
Primary Air Receiver Tank Up to $7,640
Compressed Air Variable Displacement Compressor Up to $13,720
Compressed Air Variable Speed Drive Compressor Up to $17,140
Zero Loss Drain  $140


Measure Incentive (per unit)
ENERGY STAR® Refrigerator $60
Engine Block Heater Timer $20
Cycling or Thermal Mass Refrigerated Dryer Up to $410
High-Temperature Cutout Thermostat $60
Regenerative Dryer with Dewpoint Control $2,730

Process Chillers

Measure Incentive (per unit)
Water-Cooled Centrifugal Up to $100,300
Water-Cooled Positive Displacement Up to $108,200

Manufacturing Controls

Measure Incentive (per unit)
Beverage Vending Machine Controls $140


Measure Incentive (per unit)
Open Drip-Proof (ODP) Motor Up to $600
Totally Enclosed Fan-Cooled (TEFC) Motor Up to $730


Measure Incentive (per unit)
Variable Frequency Drive (200 HP maximum) Up to $13,000

New prescriptive measure submission form

Do you want the IESO to consider a new measure for future inclusion in the Save on Energy Retrofit program? A form is available here to submit a new measure for consideration to be added to the program.

If you previously submitted a measure for consideration to be included in the Retrofit program, please see this page for information on key dates, how the submissions are evaluated and the results of the review of the submissions.