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;…

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…

IESO Conservation Fund FAQs for Energy Efficiency Projects
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IESO Conservation Fund FAQs for Energy Efficiency Projects

The IESO Conservation Fund program supports innovative energy conservation projects that reduce a business’ demand for Ontario’s public energy. This includes the purchase and installation of energy-efficient technologies, or the development and initiation of internal energy management programs. Through the program, companies may receive up to 50-100% of eligible expenses to a maximum of $250,000-$1,000,000…

An Increasingly Convenient Truth: Climate Change’s Business Potential
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An Increasingly Convenient Truth: Climate Change’s Business Potential

In 2016, Canada’s Liberal Party placed a tremendous focus on environmental and economic issues. This is clearly evidenced in their Real Change program, which contrasts the strategic differences between them and the previously elected Conservative Party. Publications on Canada’s clean technology (cleantech) sector note that Canada lost between 41-71% of its market share globally since…

Canada’s Digital Economy Represents a New Industrial Revolution
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Canada’s Digital Economy Represents a New Industrial Revolution

Across Canada, new digital technologies are enabling businesses to grow and develop globally-demanded products and services. In fact, information technology development will soon become the country’s largest economic driver, signalling that the Age of the Digital Economy is quickly approaching. The World Economic Forum (WEF) refers to the coming Digital Age as the 4th Industrial…

New Ontario Clean Technology Incentives for Business
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New Ontario Clean Technology Incentives for Business

New details have been released regarding the Government of Ontario’s commitment to green energy grants and incentives for business. The low-carbon economy that is being proposed by Ontario’s government will seek to raise funds from a variety of carbon-emitting activities and reinvest those funds into the economy by supporting clean technologies. Businesses in Ontario, especially…

Top 3 Canadian Small Business Grants for Clean Tech/ Energy Conservation
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Top 3 Canadian Small Business Grants for Clean Tech/ Energy Conservation

Improvements in energy efficiency and management & reduction of energy demand not only saves money while having a favourable impact on the environment, but also creates jobs and bolsters local economies. Whether your organization is doing its part by aiding knowledge transfer and communicating conservation skills in the workplace or developing next generation technology to…

Small Business Grants Ontario: IESO Conservation Fund FAQs
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Small Business Grants Ontario: IESO Conservation Fund FAQs

The Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) offers small business grants in Ontario for research and conservation projects that aim to reduce the demand for electricity through the IESO Conservation Fund. Below we have compiled a list of FAQs, for more information scroll to the bottom of this page for links to an overview, eligibility criteria, and program…

IESO Conservation Fund:  Grant Funding for Business Eligibility
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IESO Conservation Fund: Grant Funding for Business Eligibility

In a bid to create a culture of conservation across the province, the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) offers business grants in Ontario research and conservation projects that aim to effectively reduce and manage demand for electricity. The IESO Conservation Fund thus provides financial support to businesses that take on new and innovative electricity conservation initiatives that will help…

Business Grants Ontario:  IESO Conservation Fund Overview
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Business Grants Ontario: IESO Conservation Fund Overview

The Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) is responsible for coordinating province-wide conservation efforts, planning the electricity system for the long term, and contracting for clean electricity resources. Their goal is to transform Ontario’s electricity system by helping to reduce energy use, maintain reliability, and establish a clean, modern and cost-effective power grid for a sustainable future.   As…