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Energy distributors seek input on savings programs

Coalition to launch new incentives



Ontario’s energy distributors are looking for feedback from businesses on incentive programs to reduce companies’ energy use.

The group of distributors, known as the Coalition of Large Distributors, made the open call to business at their recent Energy into Action conference, where they announced the January 1, 2011 launch of new programs specifically for industry.

The programs include:

  • demand reduction programs with one-time rebates and ongoing incentives each time businesses cycle down during peak times
  • incentives for pre-approved energy conservation retrofits for commercial, industrial, retail and multi-residential projects, as well as for new construction projects.
  • incentives from $400 per kwt for lighting retrofits to $800 per kw for cooling/heating improvements
  • incentives of $0.20 per kw-hour of annualized savings up to a maximum of 70 per cent of the total project cost.

The coalition consists of Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited, PowerStream, Hydro Ottawa, Enersource, Horizon Utilities, Veridian Connections, Hydro One, Enbridge Gas Distribution and Union Gas.

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