IESO Grid Innovation Fund – Up to $500k for Indoor Agriculture Projects
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IESO Grid Innovation Fund – Up to $500k for Indoor Agriculture Projects

Indoor farming is taking off in Ontario, Canada as a whole – in businesses, remote communities, cities with harsh climates, even in homes. It’s not just a greenhouse model; these plants are often grown without soil and in climate-controlled environments. While indoor agriculture reduces the amount of water and energy that goes into agriculture production,…

Natural Gas Innovation Fund (NGIF): Funding for Cleantech
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Natural Gas Innovation Fund (NGIF): Funding for Cleantech

Canada is the fifth-largest producer of natural gas and the sixth-largest producer of crude oil in the world, with widespread oil and natural gas reserves across the country. Canada is estimated to have almost 1,100 trillion cubic feet of natural gas potential, primarily due to technological advances in natural gas recovery. Being such a valuable…

IESO Conservation Fund: How to Qualify for Energy Management Grants
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IESO Conservation Fund: How to Qualify for Energy Management Grants

The IESO Conservation Fund is an Ontario government funding program that helps businesses better manage and reduce electricity consumption through innovative projects. This includes, but is not limited to, the development and piloting of energy conservation programs, tools, training, and technologies. Interested parties can apply for funding during one of the program’s scheduled intake periods;…

Clean Growth Program: $5M for Canadian Mining Industry Innovation
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Clean Growth Program: $5M for Canadian Mining Industry Innovation

Goldcorp is a senior gold producer focused on responsible mining practices with safe, low-cost production from a high-quality portfolio of mines. The company has developed a five-year growth strategy with the objective that by 2021, production will increase by 20%, reserves will grow by 20%, and all-in sustaining costs will reduce by 20%. Stemming from…

Ignite Pitch Competition: Support for Ontario Energy Innovation
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Ignite Pitch Competition: Support for Ontario Energy Innovation

Partner with OPG in the 2018 Ignite Competition Ontario is known as a leader in low-carbon electricity generation. Investments in clean technologies have long been a goal for Ontario’s electrical system, which has benefited Ontarians and businesses alike. Adopting innovative, clean technologies today helps shift towards a more sustainable grid and enables Ontario to benefit…

IESO Conservation Fund: Ontario Energy Efficiency Grants
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IESO Conservation Fund: Ontario Energy Efficiency Grants

Energy conservation activities have long been linked to environmentalism, but the shifting economics of energy use, especially in Ontario, has led to many businesses “going green.” There is now a financial case to be made for investing in energy-efficient technologies; higher energy rates and increased global competitiveness are putting pressure on manufacturers and other energy-intensive…

Canadian Industry Program for Energy Conservation Eligibility Criteria
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Canadian Industry Program for Energy Conservation Eligibility Criteria

Natural Resources Canada (NRC)’s Canadian Industry Program for Energy Conservation (CIPEC) is a federal funding program designed to help manufacturers improve their energy efficiency. The initiative awards Canadian small business grants to support projects that develop and implement industrial energy conservation practices and processes. CIPEC provides industrial manufacturers with up to 50% coverage of eligible…

CIPEC: Receive Grants to Support ISO 50001 Certification Costs
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CIPEC: Receive Grants to Support ISO 50001 Certification Costs

Improving energy performance is an objective of many Canadian manufacturers in 2017. Not only are energy-efficient facilities more environmentally sustainable, but they also provide a significant reduction in overall energy costs. To become more energy efficient, industrial energy users are developing and implementing energy conservation programs. Fortunately, these types of projects can receive cost-sharing assistance…

How to Use “Save on Energy” Business Electricity Rebates
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How to Use “Save on Energy” Business Electricity Rebates

The Save on Energy program is an energy efficiency and conservation program provided through the Government of Ontario and the province’s Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO). Programs offered through the Save on Energy program support both businesses and homeowners, however, few businesses are aware of the range of incentives available. This is a missed opportunity…