Programs and Incentives for Businesses

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Programs and Incentives

Various funding opportunities, incentives, grants and savings are accessible to enhance your business operations. Whether you want to increase efficiency, improve energy management, reduce your carbon footprint or simply save money, a wide range of options are available.

Save On Energy Programs

Save on Energy Programs are offered by the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) to promote energy efficiency and conservation in Ontario. 


Ottawa DER Large Solar PV Funding Incentive

Eligible Ottawa-area businesses can now apply for Retrofit incentives of $860/kW AC for the installation of large solar PV systems. 

Retrofit Program

Receive incentives to upgrade your equipment, such as HVAC, lighting, motors and pumps, or get up to 50% in funding on custom measures.

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Energy Performance Program

Get rewarded for behavioural and operational changes that support capital investment projects.

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Industrial Energy Efficiency Program

Transform your industrial process with incentives of up to $5 million for energy-efficiency improvements.

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Strategic Energy Management Program

Improve performance with training and expertise in energy management that can help increase profitability and reduce energy costs.

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Existing Building Commissioning (EBCx) Program

Improve operation and maintenance at your commercial building with financial incentives to hire qualified providers to undertake building recommissioning.

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Small Business Program

Drive your small business forward with incentives of up to $3,000 for eligible lighting equipment and up to $2,500 for eligible non-lighting equipment.

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BizEnergySaver Program

Get free assessments and instant discounts to upgrade existing lighting and mechanical equipment that help reduce electricity peak demand.

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Instant Discount Program

Receive upfront discounts from participating distributors on the purchase of energy-efficient lighting products.

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Federal Programs


Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program (ZEVIP)

Receive up to 50% in funding on EV chargers and related infrastructure for commercial applications.

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Zero Emission Transit Fund (ZETF)

Transition your public transit or school bus fleet to electric vehicles with lucrative funding for both planning and capital projects.

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Green Municipal Fund

Enhance your municipality with financial support, technical assistance and knowledge sharing opportunities. 

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