Know your grants – Episode 10: Industrial Energy Efficiency Program

  • By Antoine Giroir
    • Dec 20, 2022
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Programme d'efficience énergétique industrielle

Discover the Industrial Energy Efficiency Program with Leyton! In this series of monthly videos, our consultant team will help you discover specific government grants available in Canada, and share key details.

For this episode, our Government Grants Consultant, Antoine Giroir, will go through the Industrial Energy Efficiency Program, and explain how you could obtain up to $5 Million to improve your business’s energy efficiency and increase your cashflow.

This video has been recorded in English.

Examples of topics covered:

  • What is the Industrial Energy Efficiency Program?
  • The components of the grants and the funding available
  • Eligibility for the program
  • And more!
Watch our expert share all details on the Industrial Energy Efficiency Program

Why become energy efficient?

Energy efficiency is a concept that aims at reducing the amount of energy needed in mobility, lighting, heating, and cooling to deliver services. Lowering the cost of energy services frees up resources for businesses and governments.

Why was the Industrial Energy Efficiency Program created?

Ontario leads the country in managing electricity demand to reduce peaks—the province has the ability to save almost 80% of peak power demands.

However, the province’s new electricity saving goals are still below historic performance (from 2017 and 2018), and the province’s natural gas targets fall short of their cost-effectiveness potential. Saving energy prevents supply shortages and insulates against future price increases, which is why Ontario should maximize all energy efficiency opportunities available. (see

The Industrial Energy Efficiency Program aims to improve industrial processes and implement system optimization projects in Ontario. The program supports large, complex industrial energy-efficiency projects using proven commercial technologies to lower energy consumption and reduce electricity bills.

Funding Available:

Up to $5 million for each large, complex industrial energy-efficiency project accepted into the program. This is a two stages application with a different timeframe every year.


  • Owners and/or operators of an industrial facility located in Ontario
  • Third-party applicants with the authority to implement a project at an industrial facility located in Ontario.

Eligibile Projects

  • will deliver electricity savings using proven commercial technologies to lower energy consumption and reduce electricity bills.
  • Projects must propose a minimum electricity savings of 2,000 MWh per year (which must represent a reduction of at least 15 percent of the baseline electricity use of the relevant industrial process)
  • Use technology that is commercially available and not excluded by the program eligibility rules.

Want to apply?

At Leyton, we constantly monitor grant programs to let our clients know what is available to them in a timely fashion and we’ll inform you of any updates. 

If you wish to learn more information about this grant and how we can help you apply for it, contact one of our experts today!

About our Government Grant Consultant, Antoine Giroir

Antoine Giroir has a master’s in International Relations with experience in European project management and proposal writing. He has worked with researchers and entrepreneurs on various topics, from sustainable development to oncology targeting, in the European Union, the United States of America, and the People’s Republic of China. He is now helping Leyton’s clients leverage public funding (federal and provincial) to achieve their objectives while lowering the financial risks.


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Antoine Giroir

Government Grants Consultant

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