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March 22, 2019

The Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines has directed the IESO to discontinue the current 2015-2020 Conservation First Framework and implement an interim framework in support of the government’s goal to reduce electricity costs for customers.

The change means that the IESO will centrally deliver energy-efficiency programs on a province-wide basis with a focus on business and industrial programs beginning April 1, 2019 and continuing until December 31, 2020.  Ontario businesses will continue to have access to incentives for retrofits and other energy-efficiency projects. The Home Assistance Program for low-income customers and conservation programming for Indigenous communities will continue.

Please visit the IESO website for more information on the new 2019-2020 interim framework.  Program-specific information can be found on the Save on Energy website.