Energy Savings Rebate program

The Energy Savings Rebate program provides funding to eligible retailers to support point of sale rebates for energy efficiency products in Ontario. The new program will help Ontarians reduce energy use, save money, and address climate change.

Approximately $200 million is available for eligible retailers to provide rebates. To participate in this program, retailers must apply.

Application period

For retailers with locations in one to four municipalities: Open until March 31, 2020 or until funding is exhausted. Results will be communicated as applications are assessed.

For retailers with locations in five or more municipalities: Closed on July 24, 2019. Thank you to all applicants. Results are expected to be communicated to applicants in August 2019.

Funding amount available for retailers

  • approximately $200 million is available through the Energy Savings Rebate program

  • the maximum level of funding available per eligible applicant is $2.5 million for retailers with locations in one to four municipalities and $25 million for retailers with locations in more than five municipalities

Benefits to customers

Successful applicants will be able to offer rebates to Ontarians for:

  • up to 25% of the purchase price of eligible products

  • no more than $500 per item, except for tankless condensing water heaters and ductless mini split indoor units (air source heat pumps), where rebates can be no more than $1,000 per item

Eligible recipients

To be eligible, you must be:

  • a retail company

  • incorporated in Canada

  • have a brick and mortar presence in Ontario

  • carry and intend to provide incentives for at least four of the eligible product categories

Note: the eligible product categories included in the application must be available for sale by the applicant as of the date of application

Eligible product categories

  • ENERGY STAR certified washer

  • ENERGY STAR certified dryer

  • ENERGY STAR certified washer/dryer combo

  • ENERGY STAR certified dishwasher

  • ENERGY STAR certified tankless condensing water heater

  • ENERGY STAR certified air purifier/room air cleanerENERGY STAR certified smart thermostat

  • ENERGY STAR certified ductless mini split indoor unit (air source heat pump)

  • ENERGY STAR certified room air conditioners

  • ENERGY STAR certified ceiling fans

  • ENERGY STAR certified dehumidifiers

  • Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE) Tier 3 certified refrigerators and refrigerator-freezers

  • Electric vehicle home chargers

  • Induction stovetops

Rebate period

After signing the funding agreements, successful applicants with locations in five or more municipalities can provide rebates up until September 30, 2020. Successful applicants with locations in one to four municipalities can provide rebates up until March 31, 2021.

To apply

The application form is available at Energy Savings Rebate (ESR) program: Application for Ontario. To complete and submit your application, please use the fillable version of the Application form. The HTML version is available for your reference.

Guidance for completing the application is available at Energy Savings Rebate program: Applicant guide. Contact us at ec.re-esr.ec@canada.ca with any questions and to submit a completed application.

Important: Submitting an application form does not guarantee that you will be selected or receive funding under the Energy Savings Rebate program.

To learn more visit: https://www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate-change/services/climate-change/low-carbon-economy-fund/energy-savings-rebate.html

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