Low-income program concepts developed for Ontario’s Conservation Bureau

An IndEco project report
IndEco has designed three low-income energy conservation program concepts for the Conservation Bureau as part of a province-wide low-income energy conservation retrofit initiative. These three low-income energy conservation program concepts are for:
  • Social housing
  • Private multi-residential rental
  • Homeowners


These program concepts provide sufficient detail and rationale for the Conservation Bureau to proceed with detailed program designs, once the program concepts are approved.

For the three programs, if approved, the Conservation Bureau would spend $15 million per year over five years on program costs (for a total of $75 million). The Conservation Bureau would also contribute another $32 million per year over five years ($160 million over the life of the programs) to a revolving loan fund. For all of the programs another $78 million per year over five years would be leveraged from other sources of financing.

These expenditures would result in an energy demand reduction, over the life of all three programs, of approximately 100 MW.


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Related information


Other IndEco projects related to low-income energy conservation:
Description of an innovative program for low-income customers for Brantford Power
Design of a low-income energy conservation strategy for Ontario

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Energy services
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