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BizEnergySaver launches in targeted Ottawa postal codes to help reduce energy use

September 8, 2023  By  Anthony Capkun

September 8, 2023 – Ontario’s Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) launched Save on Energy’s BizEnergySaver in Ottawa with the aim of helping owners and operators of industrial, commercial, institutional and multi-unit residential buildings reduce energy consumption.

“Energy efficiency remains one of the most cost-effective resources to help meet Ontario’s electricity needs with immediate and long-term benefits,” says IESO.

Delivered in collaboration with Hydro Ottawa and Hydro One, the program addresses local electricity system constraints in Ottawa by offering eligible participants free energy assessments and instant discounts on installations of common area lighting system upgrades, variable frequency drives, and parking garage exhaust fan controls.

The initiative in Ottawa is an extension of the BizEnergySaver program that launched in the Richview South area of Toronto in September 2022, explains IESO. BizEnergySaver delivers peak demand savings in targeted areas with identified transmission needs. It helps consumers save money, adds IESO, while reducing demand on the grid—which can defer or delay the need for investments in new electricity infrastructure.

“Communities across Ontario, including Ottawa, continue to grow, which means more electricity will be required […]” said Tam Wagner, IESO. “For every dollar invested in energy efficiency, Ontario avoids additional investments and costs to the electricity system to create more supply.”

To be eligible for BizEnergySaver in Ottawa, participants must be:

• business customers of Hydro Ottawa or Hydro One
• authorized to have equipment installed
• aligned with the first three digits of the postal codes shown in the image

For more information, call 833-417-2671, email, or visit

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