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How To Participate in the Retrofit Incentive Program

Eligibility Overview

Retrofit incentives for Commercial, Industrial, Agricultural or Institutional Facilities are available to owners or lessees* of:

  • Commercial spaces or buildings, such as offices, retail and grocery stores, restaurants, hotels and warehouses.

  • Industrial facilities in sectors, such as food and beverage, automotive, plastics and packaging industries.

  • Institutional buildings, including hospitals, universities, municipal halls and arenas.

  • Multi-family buildings, such as apartments (including low income and social housing) or condominiums.

  • Agricultural facilities, including dairy, swine or poultry farms, greenhouses and nurseries.

*If you lease, you must have the owner’s consent or authorization.

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Prescriptive Track

Prescriptive Track applications are ideal for quick system upgrades. Incentive levels are based on a predefined amount with applications that are easy to follow and have a quick turnaround.

Available Incentives


Per unit incentives

Non-lighting including lighting controls

Per unit incentives

To participate, your project must be pre-approved. Small projects must be worth a minimum prescriptive incentive of a $100.

Custom Track

Custom track applications are designed to provide flexibility for more comprehensive projects with opportunities for increased energy savings. Incentives are based on energy savings over pre-project baselines.

The incentives are based on the information you provide specific to your project, which may include:

  • A description of the facility baseline electricity use.

  • A description of the equipment being replaced.

  • A description of the new equipment.

  • Disposal costs of old equipment.

  • The operating schedule (days per week, hours per day, time of day).

  • The cost of the new equipment.

Available Incentives

Lighting including lighting controls

The greater of either, $400/kW of demand savings
$0.05/kWh of first year electricity savings


The greater of either, $800/kW
$0.10/kWh of first year electricity savings

Multi-Family: tenant education

$200/kW of the estimated demand savings, and to
a maximum of 10% of the incentives paid for
the equipment replacement project. 

Social housing

  • Advance 50% of eligible financial incentive funding before project starts and after project approval by your local hydro company.
  • Gap grant funding: Double the participant incentive capped at 50% of the project cost.

To participate, your project must be pre-approved. For the Custom track, your project must have an estimated demand reduction of 1 kW or first-year annual energy savings of 2,000 kWh. Projects must deliver energy savings for at least 48 months.

Contact your local hydro company.



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