Save on Energy logoThe Save on Energy Energy Affordability Program is designed to help more Ontario residents save energy, reduce costs and stay comfortable at home. People who live in Ontario and are responsible for paying their monthly electricity bill as a homeowner or as a renter may qualify for this program. Residents of social housing who do not pay their electricity bills may also qualify.


Who is Eligible?

Eligibility for the Energy Affordability Program is based on household income or an individual’s receipt of a qualifying eligible benefit. There are two types of support available: Comprehensive Support and Energy Saving Kits. The type of support provided will depend on the household income level from the previous year and how many people live in the home, or on an individual’s receipt of a qualifying government or energy-support benefit. All of the expert advice and energy-efficiency upgrades provided at both levels are completely free of charge.


Upgrades may include

LED Lightbulb, power bar, window draft proofing

  • ENERGY STAR® certified LED light bulbs
  • ENERGY STAR® certified appliances
  • Insulation and weatherstripping


Comprehensive Support

Ontario residents who qualify for this level of support will have an energy-efficiency expert visit their home to identify opportunities to help them save energy, receive upgrades and replace eligible appliances. They may also receive insulation and weatherization measures.

Eligibility 

To qualify, the participant must be:​

1) a resident of an eligible Social Housing property, OR


2) an individual who owns, rents or leases a residence, is listed as the primary or secondary utility account holder, AND meets one of the following criteria:

a. has an annual household income for the previous year that does not exceed the limits identified in the table below:

Household Size (incl. dependents) Maximum Gross Annual Income
1 occupant $36,578
2 occupants $51,729
3 occupants $63,354
4 occupants $73,157
5 occupants $81,791
6 occupants $89,598
7 or more occupants $96,775

b. received a Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) grant or was part of the Ontario Electricity Support Program (OESP) in the last 12 months

c. received one of the following types of assistance in the past 12 months:

d. was qualified to participate in a natural gas low-income demand side management (DSM) program during the past 12 months. 


Energy Saving Kit

Residents who qualify for this level of support will receive an Energy Saving Kit with easy-to-install products that will help them to save energy in their homes, such as LED lightbulbs, a drying line for clothes and faucet aerators.

Eligibility

To qualify, the participant must be:

1) be an individual who owns, rents or leases a residence in Ontario and is listed as the primary or secondary utility account holder

2) not meet the eligibility for Comprehensive Support, AND


3) have an annual household income for the previous year that does not exceed the limits identified in the table below:

Household Size (incl. dependents) Maximum Gross Annual Income
1 occupant $46,748
2 occupants $58,453
3 occupants $70,158
4 occupants $81,863
5 occupants $93,568
6 occupants $105,273
7 or more occupants $116,978