Ontario's Energy Savings

For the past four years, Save on Energy conservation programs for homes, businesses and industrial facilities have helped Ontarians achieve significant energy savings.

Energy savings are measured in watt-hours (Wh), a unit of energy measuring one watt operating for one hour. It takes 1,000 watt-hours, or a single kilowatt-hour, to brew 90 cups of coffee or surf the web for five hours. 

From January 2011 to the end of 2014, thousands of participants across the province contributed through Save on Energy programs to a total energy savings of six terawatt-hours (TWh) of electricity.

What does that mean to Ontario? Six TWh is enough energy to power:
  • A city the size of London for almost 2 years; or

  • Every hospital and social service centre in the province for almost one year; or

  • Ontario’s libraries for 50 years; or

  • Ontario’s community centres and public cultural facilities for more than 18 years.

Save on Energy programs help Ontarians purchase and use more energy-efficient products and retrofit their homes and businesses, as well as increase their conservation awareness and make better energy management decisions.  

Information sources include the Ontario Energy Board's 2013 Yearbook of Electricity Distributors, Natural Resources Canada's 2012 Comprehensive Energy Use Database, and the Ministry of Energy's 2012 Energy use and greenhouse gas emissions for the Broader Public Sector,

Overview of Energy Savings by Save on Energy Program 2011 - 2014

Overview of Energy Savings by Save on Energy Program 2011 - 2014
Source: IESO

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