Conservation First Framework
A new Interim Framework is taking the place of the Conservation First Framework, which was discontinued effective March 21, 2019 by ministerial directive. The new framework for provincially delivered energy-efficiency programs, also by ministerial directive, began April 1. Program documents related to the new framework are available on the Interim Framework page.
The 2015-2020 conservation framework maps out Ontario’s energy conservation goals over the next six years, emphasizing a coordinated effort within all stages of energy planning, as well as more effective teamwork among sector partners, particularly with local distribution companies (LDCs) and large customers. The goal is to achieve a total reduction of 8.7 TWh in electricity consumption in Ontario by December 31, 2020 through conservation programs delivered to residential and business customers across the province:
- 1.3 TWh to be achieved through conservation projects undertaken by transmission-connected customers under the Industrial Accelerator Program delivered by the IESO;
- 7 TWh from conservation programs delivered by LDCs under the Conservation First Framework; and,
- 0.4 TWh from conservation programs delivered by the IESO under the Conservation First Framework.
These CFF targets were revised by Ministerial Directive dated February 8, 2018.