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Non-Energy Benefits Study Released

August 19, 2021

Energy efficiency has long been a contributor to grid reliability in Ontario and a new study shows the benefits go beyond what is seen on the grid.

In addition to helping defer investments in new power plants and transmission lines, energy efficiency increases home comfort through better management of heating, cooling, and lighting, as well as improving air quality. For businesses, energy-efficiency programs can also increase productivity, making them more competitive.

In many cases, participants in energy-efficiency programs say the value of the non-energy benefits exceeds the value of the energy savings.

The IESO will update and enhance its cost-effectiveness evaluation processes with the study results for the 2021-2024 CDM Framework. For more information, please contact

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