Save on Energy – Small Business Program (formerly: Small Business Lighting Program)

By mmuise

The Save on Energy Small Business program is designed to help small businesses across Ontario make equipment improvements to reduce their energy consumption, at no cost. Leveraging the success of the former Small Business Lighting program, this new and improved program offers small businesses direct-install incentives on an expanded range of equipment – both lighting and non-lighting.

Comments on Funding:

Energy incentives of:
- up to $3,000 for eligible lighting equipment; and - up to $2,500 for eligible non-lighting equipment.

Deadline: Currently accepting applications

Applicants must be:

  • businesses with an operating capacity of 50 or fewer employees;
  • participants in the former Save on Energy Small Business Lighting program, Refrigeration Efficiency program, Business Refrigeration Incentive program, and RTUsaver program may be eligible for certain upgrades;
  • businesses that participated in a Save on Energy program before 201

Application Steps:

1. Applicants must call 1-833-825-7283 or complete the Save on Energy Small Business Program form to confirm their eligibility or schedule a free on-site assessment to identify energy-efficiency opportunities for their business, including lighting, refrigeration and smart thermostat upgrades.

2. After the assessment, they will be presented with options for energy-efficient upgrades that can be installed in their business, free of charge. If they choose to proceed, they will be sent a participant agreement and work order for their review and signature.

3. Qualified Save on Energy delivery partners will handle the entire installation process on their behalf – everything from searching for a qualified contractor to obtaining quotes and scheduling installations, and even project management of the retrofit and clean-up.

Documentation Needed:

Applicants must sign a work order and participant agreement and the program provider will complete all necessary paperwork and arrange for the installation.

Other Things to Note:


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