Energy Efficiency Programs for Small Business

Small Business Landing Page


Waterloo North Hydro wants to help business' lower their electricity costs by ensuring they are using energy as efficiently. To assist business' in reaching their energy efficiency goals, there are a number of resources and programs available to help business owners better manage their energy costs.

Programs and resources available include:

Small Business Program

The Save on Energy Small Business Program is designed to help small businesses across Ontario make equipment improvements to reduce their energy consumption, at no cost. 

Your business can receive to $2,000 towards energy efficient lighting upgrades and up to $2,500 in incentives for eligible non-lighting equipment. 

The Small Business Program provides a turn-key installation, which eliminates the need to search for a qualified contractor, obtain quotes, submit incentive applications, project manage the retrofit and clean-up.

To determine your eligibility, and to participate, call 1-833-825-7283 or complete the from located here.

For more information on this program, please visit or download a copy of the Small Business Lighting Program Information Brochure.

Back to Top

Retrofit Program - Updated program launched January 4, 2021

Save on Energy’s flagship Retrofit program offers businesses a more customer-friendly experience through an expanded list of energy-efficient measures, faster application review processes and quicker incentive payments. 

New measures will be available under three streams:

  • Lighting
  • HVAC
  • Manufacturing and other equipment

Measures will focus on the most commonly used products and technologies, including the most popular measures from the custom track, to continue to help businesses save on energy costs and to help increase their competitiveness.  

Waterloo North Hydro's experts are available to assist you in any way they can, including through project identification, assistance with applications, application reviews, and many other areas. For assistance, please contact us at 519-886-5090.

For full program details, please click here

Back to Top

Free Energy Efficiency Assessment

Waterloo North Hydro can help your business save energy, be more efficient, and better manager its energy costs. Start saving today, let one of our certified Energy Efficiency Advisors visit your business for a FREE energy efficiency assessment.  We will evaluate your businesses building systems such as lighting, heating and cooling and ventilation as well as process equipment including compressed air and refrigeration to determine how your building and process equipment is performing.

Following your facility assessment, our Energy Efficiency Advisor will provide you with an evaluation of the visit’s findings. Your detailed facility assessment will provide you with many useful pieces of information, including: 

  • a detailed breakdown of electricity usage and costs by system/process/functional area;
  • a detailed listing of known and identified potential energy efficiency project opportunities outlining project economics, benefits, risks and available incentives; and
  • an action plan for the top three to five projects identified

Registering for your free facility assessment is easy. Contact us to tell us more about your business and your energy efficiency needs, call us at 519-886-5090 or send an email to

Let us help you today so you can start saving now and in the future.

Back to Top

Closed Programs

Refrigeration Efficiency Program
The Refrigeration Efficiency Program ended December 31, 2020.