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Funding Programs

The IESO offers a range of funding programs to help make Ontario’s electricity system cleaner, greener and smarter. 

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Community Energy Champion Program

The Community Energy Champion (CEC) Program provides funding support to First Nation and Métis communities and organizations to hire a designated community energy champion to help plan, implement and evaluate energy-related priorities.


Conservation Fund

Conservation Fund

The Conservation Fund provides financial support for innovative electricity conservation technologies, practices, research, and programs that will help Ontario reach its long-term energy conservation goals.

Education and Capacity Building

Education and Capacity Building

The Education and Capacity Building (ECB) Program provides funding to support awareness, education, skills, and capacity building initiatives that help prepare First Nation and Métis communities and organizations  to fully leverage energy opportunities and contribute to cleaner, more reliable and more affordable energy systems.

Aboriginal Community Energy Plan Program

Indigenous Community Energy Plan Program

The Indigenous Community Energy Plan (ICEP) Program provides funding to support First Nation and Métis communities and organizations to develop and maintain an updated community energy plan designed to enhance community energy security. 

Energy Partnerships Program

Indigenous Energy Projects Program

The Indigenous Energy Projects (IEP) Program provides funding support to First Nation and Métis communities and organizations to assess and develop energy projects and partnerships.