Cut your plant’s power consumption considerably without having to buy new production equipment.

Purchasing and installing continuous measuring instruments and setting up an energy management system will enable you to identify appropriate measures and the ongoing savings that will result from their implementation.

We can help you work through this process. Contact us.

Consult the Participant’s Guide and program documentation and tools

Video: Electricity management systems (EMS) ensure methodical management of energy use [in French only]

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Financial assistance

Projects must combine these features:

  • Real-time measurement of the power consumption of your main system components, coupled with the adoption of sound practices
  • Implementation of an EMS focused on continuous improvement (indicators, action plan, procedures, etc.)

Financial assistance is calculated as follows:

  • 50% of eligible purchase and installation costs of continuous measuring equipment, up to $75,000
  • 50% of development and implementation costs of an EMS (measurements for at least one year), up to $75,000
  • Cumulative maximum since May 1, 2015: $150,000 per site or per service contract (excluding extra amount)

Extra 1¢ per eligible kWh saved per year.

Additional services – Rate L

Buildings for which Rate L is payable may be eligible for additional new financial assistance subject to certain conditions. In such a case, please submit the Project proposal form [XLSM 165 Kb - in French only] or call us at 1 800 463-9900.

Benefits of overall energy management vision for your buildings

  • More detailed knowledge of electricity use in your buildings
  • Continuous identification of potential areas of improvement in your systems
  • Prioritized actions
  • Increased competitiveness

Success stories

Video: Lower electricity consumption at Domtar

In the first phase of the implementation of the EMS, Domtar-Windsor was able to apply new processes at their plant. [in French only]

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Video: Electricity savings at Waterville TG

Waterville TG is a world leader in automotive sealing systems. [in French only]

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Take part in the Program

Refer to the Participant’s Guide to find out how to implement your project. It includes the eligibility criteria and application procedure.

Participant’s Guide [PDF 803 Kb - in French only]

Documents and tools

Frequently asked questions

What’s an energy management information system (EMIS)?

An EMIS is a critical component of an EMS:

  • It provides continuous measurement of electricity consumption.
  • It continuously collects and analyzes data from electromechanical systems, industrial processes and plant machinery.

The data collected can be used by employees to develop energy performance indicators for a number of purposes:

  • Understand and anticipate the business’s power consumption
  • Determine whether the business’s energy performance is up to par or whether any abnormal situation is at play
  • Quickly assess the impact of corrective measures or process changes on energy consumption and savings

In a nutshell, an EMIS determines how data, reports and indicators are integrated, taking into account existing systems and users’ needs for energy-related information.

What’s the first step?

The first step in implementing an EMS is a diagnostic analysis, which provides an overview of a company’s energy consumption based on usage, as well as its energy efficiency. It proposes solutions for saving energy through effective operations management. The final recommendations are used to define and plan the costs and benefits of features that can be implemented to improve energy performance.

What’s an energy audit?

An energy audit is an analysis of consumption related to energy efficiency using known data (taken from invoices, technical data sheets, production records, etc.).

What’s it used for?

The audit helps businesses that consume a great deal of energy to pinpoint significant uses on which to focus their energy-saving efforts.

One of the first steps in the EMS implementation process is to set up an energy committee, but what exactly is its role?

The committee’s role is as follows:

  • Conduct energy audits to identify energy-saving opportunities
  • Take corrective action
  • Monitor results
  • Draw up an energy-saving plan to reach new objectives

Are there any tools available to help me create an EMIS?

I didn’t submit a Project Proposal form before starting work on my energy efficiency project. Is my project eligible under this Program?

No. To take part in this Program, you absolutely must submit your Project Proposal form before the start date for work. Otherwise, your project will be refused.


To take part in the Electricity Management Systems Program, you must submit a Project Proposal form before issuing the first purchase order or signing the first contract associated with your project. In addition, your plant’s annual electricity bill must be over $750,000. The Participant’s Guide [PDF 803 Kb - in French only].

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